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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I haven't even done any packing....
    Finally had my first dream today about Cambridge and it was that to my first dinner with my DoS(tmmrw) I accidently wore hoodies and a tracksuit and everyone else wore a suit.
    I am extremely unprepared as always. I literally haven't done anything.
    Wait we have to wear suits to formal things?!?!?
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    (Original post by ThatPerson2)
    Wait we have to wear suits to formal things?!?!?
    lol yep theyre called formals for a reason. However I dont know what exactly we need to wear for matric. dinner- some current students said a dinner jacket/stuff that i wont have time to buy before arriving is a good investment but idk
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    lol yep theyre called formals for a reason. However I dont know what exactly we need to wear for matric. dinner- some current students said a dinner jacket/stuff that i wont have time to buy before arriving is a good investment but idk
    Oh dear, need to throw out all the sweet trackies I got planned.

    On a serious note, I think it depends on your college. Some have gowns (?) and other requirements, but if you look at a past years matriculation photo it should give you some idea.
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    (Original post by ThatPerson2)
    Wait we have to wear suits to formal things?!?!?
    Bathing suits are fine for most events and you can always hire black tie.

    Just found this place and feel a little late to the party!
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    (Original post by ThatPerson2)
    Oh dear, need to throw out all the sweet trackies I got planned.

    On a serious note, I think it depends on your college. Some have gowns (?) and other requirements, but if you look at a past years matriculation photo it should give you some idea.
    yea, but ill be at kings which is the ambiguous one
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    (Original post by walkine)
    Bathing suits are fine for most events and you can always hire black tie.

    Just found this place and feel a little late to the party!

    If I bathe in my trackies does it count as a bathing suit? Does a birthday suit count as a suit?

    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    yea, but ill be at kings which is the ambiguous one
    Just go all out, with like a properly tailored 3 piece suit, cufflinks, ties, tie bars, pocket square, belt, umbrella (just in case), braces, socks, cummerbund and top hat! It's better to be over prepared than under prepared! :P
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    yea, but ill be at kings which is the ambiguous one
    Are you sure about dinner jacket?
    It's usually dark suits under gown is the most common attire under gown for matriculation ceremony/dinner.
    Does king's wear dinner jacket for matriculation dinner to compensate for the lack of gown??
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Are you sure about dinner jacket?
    It's usually dark suits under gown is the most common attire under gown for matriculation ceremony/dinner.
    Does king's wear dinner jacket for matriculation dinner to compensate for the lack of gown??
    I have no idea, the people who I spoke to weren't at King's so idk
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    I have no idea, the people who I spoke to weren't at King's so idk
    Got college parents yet?
    If you do, ask them.
    If not ask on king's freshers FB page (official one). Somebody from JCR's fresher support team should be keeping an eye on it, so I'm sure they'll tell you.

    And if you really need a dinner jacket and don't have time to buy it before you go, you can wear plain black suit with a bow tie (you can get it easily from M&S or John Lewis in town centre when you arrive at cambridge) just for the occasion. Some boys do, especially in the first year.
    You can buy a proper dinner jacket when you're back home for xmas.
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    Just checking - are navy blue suits ok for formals/underneath the gown for matriculation etc?
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    (Original post by highestmountain)
    Just checking - are navy blue suits ok for formals/underneath the gown for matriculation etc?
    Yes.
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    For the last minute check......

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4291154
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    Have a dinner with dos tmmrw.
    Can i pass trainers jeans polo shirt off as smart casual?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Have a dinner with dos tmmrw.
    Can i pass trainers jeans polo shirt off as smart casual?


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    I would go with no.

    Dark/black jeans and a shirt + smart shoes?
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Have a dinner with dos tmmrw.
    Can i pass trainers jeans polo shirt off as smart casual?


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    I would say probably not. Sometimes a hard one to call but that sounds a bit too informal for me...
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    (Original post by alow)
    I would go with no.

    Dark/black jeans and a shirt + smart shoes?
    Alow smart shoes haha.
    Ok I might just go suit without a tie or waistcoat etc.
    Not white shirt tho...
    Light blue shud do the trick.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Alow smart shoes haha.
    Ok I might just go suit without a tie or waistcoat etc.
    Not white shirt tho...
    Light blue shud do the trick.


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    Yeah suit with an open collared coloured shirt should do just fine.

    No trainers though
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Alow smart shoes haha.
    Ok I might just go suit without a tie or waistcoat etc.
    Not white shirt tho...
    Light blue shud do the trick.


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    Do you have a jacket/blazer?
    Jacket + jeans+shirt would nicely even with trainers, I think.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Do you have a jacket/blazer?
    Jacket + jeans+shirt would nicely even with trainers, I think.
    Lol two conflicting opinions.
    I've seen many young guys with jacket and trainees in smart restaurants in London, so hopefully it's ok.......as long as they're clean.......
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Lol two conflicting opinions.
    I've seen many young guys with jacket and trainees in smart restaurants in London, so hopefully it's ok.......as long as they're clean.......
    Trainers would be okay with that, a suit on the other hand...
 
 
 
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