Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate gmail. Questions may be edited. My investigation shows that this can mean any number of things. Is this time to buy one? Please give me some tips for navigating the rocky shoals of proper cocktail attire. The concept of cocktail attire originated in the U. There was significant overlap between the movement in favor of women getting to vote and the movement against anybody getting to drink, and the abstemious suffragettes supporting the 18 th and 19 th amendments inadvertently chased their daughters into speakeasies and such.
At cocktail hour ina lady can always pass muster by wearing a little black dress. The gentlemanly equivalent of the LBD is a jacket, a necktie, and a nice pair of trousers.
Herewith, a Grown and sexy attire of other enigmatic dress codes that I, and people I know, have encountered on invitations. A lounge suit is just a suit: In the s, English men of the upper classes wore strict, sober frock coats for work if they worked and lounge suits to play. The original lounge suit was called so because, soft and slack, it was worn to loll about the country or to relax at home.