What to wear for lunch at the House of Commons

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Going to lunch today with a prospective MP at the House of Commons. What should I wear? How smart? Has anyone been to lunch there, what did you wear?
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A suit? That's what my brother had to wear when he did w/e with an MP.
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Thing is, I'm not sure whether its a casual lunch or not, and I don't want to look like an idiot.





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A suit? That's what my brother had to wear when he did w/e with an MP.
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Thing is, I'm not sure whether its a casual lunch or not, and I don't want to look like an idiot.
Wear an open-necked shirt and jacket but take a tie in case you need it.

Then you'll be smart/casual
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A balaclava
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I could always see what the other person who is going is wearing and if hes casual hide the jacket in my bag.
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Wear whatever you feel happy in normally at a half decent restauraunt and a bag of self confidence.
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It'll be full of suited politicians and civil servents anyway so you wouldn't look out of place with a suit, just serious :cool:
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Ok, the problem is we could also easily be eating in a cafe or sandwich bar.




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Wear whatever you feel happy in normally at a half decent restauraunt and a bag of self confidence.
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Ok, the problem is we could also easily be eating in a cafe or sandwich bar.
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If you're comfortable (or at least act comfortable) you shouldn't look out of place...unless you turn up in a tux
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Ok, thanks. I'll wear smart trousers, jacket and shirt and I can always put on a tie if necessary.
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Going to lunch today with a prospective MP at the House of Commons. What should I wear? How smart? Has anyone been to lunch there, what did you wear?
A 'Rights for dads' T-Shirt.
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A 'Rights for dads' T-Shirt.
Probably more likely than my original suggestion to cause a close encounter with security, rubber gloves and lube
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Going to lunch today with a prospective MP at the House of Commons. What should I wear? How smart? Has anyone been to lunch there, what did you wear?
Suit up.
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I'm going to wear a suit without a tie, but take one with me




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Suit up.
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I'm going to wear a suit without a tie, but take one with me
I would wear a tie. Even if you do *just* go to a coffee shop, it will be full of the suited faceless of Dinium.

It's better in this sort of situtation to be over dressed as opposed to being under dressed. A scruff will stick out like a sore thumb and you might be remembered for the wrong reasons. Being smart will make the right impression.
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I would wear a tie. Even if you do *just* go to a coffee shop, it will be full of the suited faceless of Dinium.

It's better in this sort of situtation to be over dressed as opposed to being under dressed. A scruff will stick out like a sore thumb and you might be remembered for the wrong reasons. Being smart will make the right impression.
I agree.
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I look smarter without a tie, and I can always ask if I should put one on



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I agree.
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I look smarter without a tie, and I can always ask if I should put one on
Just my humble advice as a faceless suited civil servant working in Dinium
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I look smarter without a tie, and I can always ask if I should put one on
You need to make the effort, a suit without a tie, looks erm...'common'. It just doesn't suit (pardon the pun) the suit. (Whoops). A tie completes the look, plus you can always take it off later on.
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