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Show Of Hands February 10th, 2014 3:42am

You get a last minute invitation to a semi-formal event tomorrow night. Do you have something in the closet that you can wear?

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02/13/14 8:01 am

Do jeans with holes and flannel shirts count cause if so I'm set for every night this year.

badattitude no place like home
02/12/14 8:49 pm

I own a tux of course. You never know when your going need it.

Loadmaster Sacto
02/11/14 10:36 pm

Thank God and the AFI 36-2903. I always have semi-formal wear available, complete with pretty ribbons!


Mrpickles cool
02/11/14 8:19 pm

of course! Too bad I'm busy...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
02/11/14 7:21 am

I have clothing in my closet for a full on black/white tie affair

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
02/11/14 6:54 am

I have multiple nice dresses that I rotate through. Don't mind rewearing.

02/10/14 10:27 pm

I have a suit with suspenders, plus some slacks and some nice shirts. I can wear anything from casual to just-beneath-tuxedo-formal.

BBCllama California
02/10/14 3:36 pm

Nope, I'm pregnant with our last baby & don't intend on buying more clothes either.

singkitty In the cloud
02/10/14 3:26 pm

I still fit in all my formal gowns from 10 years ago. I have a few options.

singkitty In the cloud
02/10/14 3:26 pm

*from high school 10 years ago.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
02/10/14 1:09 pm

I can always wear my semi-formal Blues. Most people would think that's a classy move.

broncomark often, not what I seem
02/10/14 9:49 am

Black suit, nice shirt and tie. IF I could get off work, which isn't likely!

Bruce96 Massachusetts
02/10/14 8:16 am

Semi-formal means tuxedo. Not too many people have one of those hanging in the closet.

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/10/14 1:47 pm

Tuxedo would be formal/black tie. Semi-formal just means a jacket and possibly tie depending on where you live.

hvp828 Carolina girl
02/10/14 1:52 pm

Actually, semi-formal is in between casual & formal & does not call for a tuxedo. For men, it would mean a dark business suit with a tie. Women could go short or long with their dresses or skirts.

CAKE is good for the soul.
02/10/14 8:12 am

I have one killer dress I wear to weddings.. with some heels I regret within the hour.

cowboy Doors of Perception
02/10/14 7:42 am

I own clothes, so yes.

pateach2 love my son
02/10/14 7:11 am

Yes but knowing myself id go buy something else.

toughmudder99 Texas
02/10/14 6:43 am

I'm missing a top hat, cane and monocle, other than that I'm ready to go

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/10/14 7:49 am

Those sound like you plan to go all the way to white-tie formal.

toughmudder99 Texas
02/10/14 5:52 pm

I don't always go formal, but when i do....I go Mr. Monopoly

rons WOKE is sick
02/10/14 6:32 am

Semi formal means suit and tie! Check! There was a time when you went to church, a dinner, a dance, a funeral you wore a suit and tie! We've become a land of slobs!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/10/14 7:49 am

Suit and tie is actually classified as "international business attire". Check out the link I posted. That's semi-formal.

rons WOKE is sick
02/10/14 8:49 am

I wonder who made that up?

rons WOKE is sick
02/10/14 8:51 am

When I was a teen getting dressed up was considered cool. Shine the shoes, get dressed, go out on a date.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
02/10/14 9:29 am

These days a wedding or funeral wear are a nice pair of pants or nice jeans and a nice shirt. And that trend is AOK with me.

wesman55 Tennessee
02/10/14 6:04 am

The Question is, do I want to go?

dahawwl Texas
02/10/14 5:56 am

I have a nice selection, but I usually avoid those affairs when possible.

Emily33 North Carolina
02/10/14 4:45 am

Absolutely. Dress, shoes, and a bottle of wine, if needed...

gonzoboy Arizona
02/10/14 4:07 am

I'll go dress-casual, with a semi-formal attitude. :)

centexken Republic of Texas
02/10/14 3:35 am

Just checked the rules. Light colored suit for day events? I only buy dark colors so I can wear the suit to a funeral. Good thing I don't attend formal or semi formal events.

MissN The Experiment
02/10/14 3:22 am

I'll just wear what I wear every day.

bwiesner Aurora, IL
02/10/14 1:55 am

I'd just have to take my brother's shoes

Torfin Never Behind
02/10/14 1:47 am

I could even cover the formal. What I do not have is a tux

Torfin Never Behind
02/10/14 7:43 pm

They definitely define lounge suit differently than I do Lmao!

Betoh Boyle Heights
02/10/14 12:49 am

I would go casual with a proud middle finger in the air!

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/09/14 11:52 pm

I've definitely got that covered.

lmurder MDK
02/09/14 11:35 pm

18 suits, I'm more than prepared and if we're talking truly formal I have 4 different tuxedos. Always ready for a party.

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/09/14 11:51 pm

You did strike me as a well-dressed man.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/09/14 11:23 pm

Sis in law had a semi formal wedding and reception. The Mrs made sure I was attired appropriately. I haven't gained much weight since then so, yes.

Don't know if we could get a sitter, so we'd probably pass.

Ebola1 Florida
02/10/14 2:08 am

Take the kids but leave the tar baby at home!

screename1 Alaska
02/09/14 11:14 pm

I have lots of suits and ties, but no tux, so...nope!

screename1 Alaska
02/09/14 11:15 pm

I have a feeling many who said "yes" don't know what semi formal is.

swervin Maryland
02/09/14 11:19 pm

Tuxedos are formal, not semi formal. Perhaps you don't know what semi formal is.

swervin Maryland
02/09/14 11:57 pm
And this one says he is wrong. Tuxedos are formal. If they were semi formal, what would you consider formal?

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/10/14 1:06 am

Formal technically means white tie. Semi-formal means tux sans the tails. But our modern cultural has blurred the lines a bit.

screename1 Alaska
02/10/14 4:58 am

I am in hospitality management, and what Comrade said is what "them rich people" believe to be the difference.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/10/14 7:46 am

Aka "Those who actually make a distinction between the various levels of formal."

swervin Maryland
02/09/14 11:14 pm

Dress Blues. I've worn them to a wedding before, and I was very popular. :)

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/10/14 7:44 am

But are you ALLOWED to wear them?

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/10/14 7:45 am

Besides, technically Mess Dress is closer to semi-formal.

swervin Maryland
02/10/14 12:38 pm

I can wear my dress blues anywhere, well almost anywhere. They have a few rules against using the uniform to help push political agendas.

tayen Illinois
02/09/14 11:13 pm

I could dress for any occasion out of my closet or dresser. :D

dabrat East Coast
02/09/14 11:04 pm

Yes and I can probably clothe a couple more people!

02/09/14 11:01 pm

I've got clothes for every occasion, a closet a little to small, and a bit of a shopping problem. I can pull of semi formal or average or hooker.

dudley northern Virginia woods
02/09/14 10:37 pm

Nope. And I would stay home. Happily.

rbrown Kansas
02/09/14 10:36 pm

Not only could I proudly not attend, I had to look up what semi-formal means.

Emma Austin.ish.
02/09/14 10:32 pm

oh yes. and a great pair of Louboutins to go with it. a girl's gotta be prepared! :)

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/09/14 10:52 pm

I saw those on instagram they're super cute! ❤️

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/09/14 10:31 pm

Lots of things! And about 200 pairs of shoes to pick from lol

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/09/14 11:20 pm

So, have those been polls, or an inventory? ;-)

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/09/14 11:22 pm

Lol I've featured maybe 6 or 8 of them as polls. You can find some others on instagram, and the majority are in boxes stacked in all the closets!

Emma Austin.ish.
02/09/14 11:24 pm

and they're all *fantastic* :)

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/09/14 11:26 pm

Awwww thank you! ❤️

sarahbc13 The Beach
02/09/14 10:23 pm

I have so many gorgeous dresses that I could wear!! :)

Wycliff Huntington Beach, CA
02/09/14 10:22 pm

Why is the middle class the one with the least ability to do so?

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/09/14 10:11 pm

An excellent overview for those of you who didn't know that the dress standard is tux/tuxedo/black tie/evening dress/etc.

02/09/14 10:59 pm

Very cool link. Explains the differences well.

bioarchnomad Michigan
02/09/14 10:02 pm

Sure, if semi-formal means a pair of tan hiking pants, dark brown leather work boots, and a polo shirt. If not, then I guess I won't be attending :P

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/09/14 9:48 pm

Wait a moment… I forgot what semi-formal was. One moment while I re-acquaint myself with the standard.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/09/14 10:00 pm

I can put together an ensemble that would fit in with semi-formal just from my closet. However, it wouldn't technically be correct.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/09/14 9:44 pm

Nope. I just donated a bunch of dresses. Darn...guess I'd just have to go shopping! :P

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
02/09/14 9:43 pm

Yes, my batman costume. To the bat mobile!