I know that there are those of you who are convinced that Mrs. E. and I swan about from formal affair to formal affair, but in reality we attend perhaps one or two events a month that require “dressing up.” The rest of the time we entertain at home or are hosted by friends at intimate dinner parties. One dinner party, in particular, has been going on for about 12 years now with an ever revolving cast of characters, but we stalwarts at the center of the swirl.
When we’re at home or headed to close friends’, I’m often in some variation of the above: sweater (in this case a silk polo collar pull-over with neckerchief — really a rolled large silk square — as I wear a t-shirt underneath), slacks and a pair of Belgian shoes. Casual enough, but I still feel presentable. What do you wear on evenings that don’t require a coat and tie?