|I can pull this off.|
Now I have two family functions coming up which will require suitable apparel. I know many people now think business casual is acceptable for such occasions, but I'm not one of them. Call me old fashioned, but some events still call for a coat and tie. So here's the problem. None of my suits fit properly. I'm not sure why that is, but it is. I have a blue blazer that fits perfectly, but since many of the same people will be at both affairs, I don't want to wear the same jacket to both. Mrs. Grumpy says just change shirts, ties and slacks and nobody will notice. She's probably right, but I'll notice.
It all boils down to a need to go suit shopping. I hate suit shopping, mainly because it can't be done in jeans and a sweatshirt. To be fitted properly in a suit it's necessary to wear a dress shirt and dress shoes, especially shoes so that the pant length may be properly altered. All this means dressing up just to go shopping for dress up clothes. I just want something basic, maybe a navy or grey suit, or a muted navy pinstripe.
Lest you think this will result in a dull look, I'm looking for the suddenly fashionable checkered shirt and maybe a tie with pink tones. Or maybe I'll just go business casual.