Saturday, 18 October 2008

Dressing up

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.


  1. It seems that male models are often even skinnier than their female counterparts. Ugh.

  2. Wise words about buying clothes Victor. I have one on Thursday to attend.

  3. I usually experience the same issue of finding clothes that do not look the same on me as on the models.

    My advice is to buy:
    1. something you LIKE
    2. something that's comfortable
    3. something that FITS you

    Mark :-)