DocHawkeye wrote:shredderrrrrr wrote:Well shit. As I've mentioned before, I only have a black suit (bought it before I knew any of these rules). Will it look ridiculous wearing that? I surely don't have any money, let alone $500+, to go spend on a new suit. If I dress it down with like a different colored shirt or colorful tie, would that look ok?
Damn I want a job so I can just buy the clothes I want and/or need.
Since the even it in the evening, a black suit should be fine (I'm sure you won't be the only one in one) but black suits are never really acceptable for daytime wear so after you start law schoo, I advise you invest in a good suit or two (look for sales at Men's Warhouse or the like, you can often get a second suit for $100). Wear a white shirt and a brigtly colored tie and you will be fine.
It's because of these kinds of events that black isn't appropriate for daywear. It's fine to wear black after dark or for anything formal after 5pm.
I've said it before, but I'll reiterate: Von Maur charge. Don't do it now, but for future use it is the best thing around. You'll pay regular price most of the time, but there is no interest, free tailoring, and the salespeople are very knowledgeable.