Business attire??

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humbugger
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Business attire??

Postby humbugger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Going to UW ASW this weekend, and I get this email:

"Please join us, members of the UW Law faculty, administration, alumni, and fellow admitted and current students for this welcome reception. UW Distinguished Alumnus, Judge Richard Jones of the United States District Court will provide a special keynote address. ~ Business attire is suggested. Light refreshments will be served."

I googled it and supposedly that means a suit. Really?? A suit? I have one, but will I be the only one?

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S-IV
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Re: Business attire??

Postby S-IV » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:54 pm

Wear the suit to the location. Take a glance inside without the jacket. If no one is wearing jackets, stroll on in. If people are wearing jackets, walk out to your ride and grab your jacket.

But yes. Business usually means a suit. Have a good time though!

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PARTY
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Re: Business attire??

Postby PARTY » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 pm

ha, i wore a sweater and chinos to one of those (they never sent me prep info). i was definitely the only one who wasn't in a suit (girls included).

i think it went well.

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minnbills
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Re: Business attire??

Postby minnbills » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 pm

UW as in Wisconsin or Washington?

I went to Wisconsin last week and nearly everyone was in a suit.

You really can't go wrong with a suit, honestly.

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Re: Business attire??

Postby humbugger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:51 pm

minnbills wrote:UW as in Wisconsin or Washington?

Washington

Suit it is then. I've been in grad school way too long...

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Re: Business attire??

Postby km12 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:41 am

I'll be attending tomorrow as well, and I was also a bit unsure about this suggestion. I'm glad to know I won't be the only one in a suit.

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Lil Kev
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Re: Business attire??

Postby Lil Kev » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:09 am

ASW with suits? lol.

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eringobragh
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Re: Business attire??

Postby eringobragh » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:55 pm

Lil Kev wrote:ASW with suits? lol.


+1
minnbills wrote:You really can't go wrong with a suit, honestly.

What?

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Re: Business attire??

Postby minnbills » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:21 pm

eringobragh wrote:
Lil Kev wrote:ASW with suits? lol.


+1
minnbills wrote:You really can't go wrong with a suit, honestly.

What?


I'm referring to the reception- not the informational stuff. For that, business casual on down is appropriate, probably.

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Re: Business attire??

Postby geoduck » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:24 pm

None of the locals will wear suits. Seattle =\= New York. Slacks and a tucked in button up would probably do. A tie if you're feeling snazzy.

Edit: No tie and a sport coat or blazer is perfect Seattle 'business' attire.

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Re: Business attire??

Postby eringobragh » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 pm

minnbills wrote:
eringobragh wrote:
Lil Kev wrote:ASW with suits? lol.


+1
minnbills wrote:You really can't go wrong with a suit, honestly.

What?


I'm referring to the reception- not the informational stuff. For that, business casual on down is appropriate, probably.


Thanks for the clarification -- I rescind my earlier comment, and double down on business casual for ASW's.




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