The Gentleman was hoping to be able to show off the results of the alterations to the tweed jacket that he bought from a thrift store this week. However, it will be another week or so until those alterations are completed. Instead, I decided that this week I will show a few pictures from Saturday night at the annual Tulane Law School formal event, Barrister’s Ball.
Like many clothing enthusiasts, the Gentleman has been enjoying Mad Men. I wanted to try out a Mad Men inspired look for the formal event. I went with my slim cut navy suit contrasted with a plain white point collar shirt. I wore black Allen Edmonds captoe shoes and a solid black grendine necktie. Grendine is a very formal weave of silk that has a unique texture that captures a subtle sheen when hit by the light. Finally, a straight fold white linen pocket square complements the white shirt.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the look that I wore to the Barrister’s Ball. Typically, The Gentleman prefers brightly colored ties and bold shirts, but sometimes it can be liberating to stick with something simple.
Below are a few photos that I took at the event with some of my law school friends.
My favorite has to be the photo that I took with my friend Jeremy. He decided to wear his grandfather’s old tuxedo to the ball. He’s doing a great job pulling it off. I’m looking forward to writing a few posts about formal dress when I attend a black tie dinner in November.
I’m curious to hear what readers think of my attire at the event. Does a monochromatic, throwback look like this work or do you prefer more color?
Next week, the Gentleman talks argyle socks for work and play…