Dress for a casual reception?

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Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:58 pm

I have a law firm reception tomorrow with a casual dress code. While that obviously means "casual but presentable," does that include jeans and a button down shirt? Little lost on what to wear.

Thanks much!

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Gorki » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a law firm reception tomorrow with a casual dress code. While that obviously means "casual but presentable," does that include jeans and a button down shirt? Little lost on what to wear.

Thanks much!


Dress shirt, nice pants, and a tie? If you can, spot it out beforehand. If no one is wearing the tie, take your tie off and stash it somewhere.

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:04 pm

I'd probably go more business casual, unless you know the firm has a dress code that includes jeans. Even then, I'd still go biz caj. If you're a dude, I'd say khakis and a button down, and if you're a chick, a less dressy dress.

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:06 pm

Gorki wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a law firm reception tomorrow with a casual dress code. While that obviously means "casual but presentable," does that include jeans and a button down shirt? Little lost on what to wear.

Thanks much!


Dress shirt, nice pants, and a tie? If you can, spot it out beforehand. If no one is wearing the tie, take your tie off and stash it somewhere.


OP here. I should have mentioned the venue - it is at a divey "law school" bar. I was thinking slacks and a dress shirt (err on the side of caution and all) until I checked out the venue today. Hence the confusion....

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:09 pm

Unless it's like...a windowless room, stick to the floor kind of place, I'd still wear khakis.

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Gorki » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Gorki wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a law firm reception tomorrow with a casual dress code. While that obviously means "casual but presentable," does that include jeans and a button down shirt? Little lost on what to wear.

Thanks much!


Dress shirt, nice pants, and a tie? If you can, spot it out beforehand. If no one is wearing the tie, take your tie off and stash it somewhere.


OP here. I should have mentioned the venue - it is at a divey "law school" bar. I was thinking slacks and a dress shirt (err on the side of caution and all) until I checked out the venue today. Hence the confusion....


Oh. Then I would go khakis and a button down.

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:19 pm

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Dress for a casual reception?

Postby cinephile » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:04 pm

I would wear a sheath dress, but I guess that wouldn't help if you're not female.




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