Looking at the photo from Eddie Ross’ visit made me aware of something. Well no it didn’t, really. An email from a friend opened my eyes in the end. He pointed out that whilst I looked dashing, I was overdressed.
True. I was the only man at the event in a suit and certainly the only man within miles to wear a collar pin.
I tend to overdress. I think it’s what that fellow pictured above would do. Suits and black shoes for evening events are really the only things that I consider when contemplating my wardrobe before dashing out the door. Unless it’s a casual dinner amongst friends. And then I still might throw on a sportcoat and odd trousers. And if the invitation states “Black tie optional”, I always wear a dinner jacket. Dressing up is just as easy as dressing down and far more elegant. But I do look out of place on occasion.
What about you? Any hard and fast rules about what you wear and when?