Just like any other social event, even a dinner can create a lot dilemma in your mind about what to wear and look your best. While you might have been influenced by watching many a men’s fashion show at men’s fashion weeks that happen all across the globe, be assured that choosing a dinner dress for men takes more than that.
Luckily, at StyleRug, we make sure that we try to offer you as much as we can when it comes to men’s fashion, so it made every bit of sense to give our input on dinner dress for men too! And having said that, here’s your guide…
Dinner as a first date
Agreed that dinner as a first date might sound clichéd to many, but then, there are women who still like men being a bit chivalrous. The other reason for people opting their first date to be dinner is that it gives them a chance to have a good talk, enjoy good food and also gulp down few drinks. In terms of clothing, it is pivotal that you ascertain both, the ambience of the restaurant and the mood of your date. There would not be many restaurants that would demand a suit, so the best bet would be to avoid it.
We would say, opt for a shirt and formal trouser combination. And if you thought that it would look uninspiring, just hold on to your horses. An outfit of a classic white shirt and well cut wool trousers flatters almost every man’s body shape. You can also go for a stylish tee inside and a blazer on top of it. Add accessories to make the look your own and opt for shoes that are well maintained. Don’t go for a flashy watch, instead opt for something subtle, as you do not want to be screaming fashion, but present it in a chic manner. Throw on a casual blazer and you are all set to go.
Dinner With Friends
These are often more relaxed affairs and for that obvious reasons need less of advicing and much less preparations. Once you have established the mood of the occasion try fitted trousers with a checked shirt, or even a smart skinny jeans with an over-sized soft cotton shirt. But in case you want to be high on fashion quotient and do want to look different from the rest. then opt for a jeans and a contrasting tee. You can also try a pair of geeky glasses to have that edgy look.
The problem with business dinners is that many of them occur straight from work, hence, dinner dress for men in these scenarios remain what the person have been working in. But in case you have the luxury of going home and dressing up then wear matching suit coats and pants, but nothing made from shiny material. A well-cut vest is also a nice touch for a semi-formal dinner.