Saturday, 18 October 2008
Ae has asked me to partner her to her volunteer organisation's cocktail party at the end of the month. The invitation does not specify a dress code but the mere title 'cocktail party' suggests 'smart casual' at least.
Well, casual is my perennial dress style but few people would describe it as 'smart'. So I am off shopping for a new pair of trousers (and maybe jacket) as well as a dress shirt.
I'm always attracted to the clothing on models such as that in the photograph above. Unsurprisingly, though, the clothes never look like that on me. For one thing, I don't have looks like those models and more tellingly I don't have a body like those models.
It's a sign of my age group that I'll be looking for clothing that as well as being suitable for cocktails will also suit attendance at funerals.