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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.





    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    A suit? That's what my brother had to wear when he did w/e with an MP.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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.




    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Wear whatever you feel happy in normally at a half decent restauraunt and a bag of self confidence.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    Ok, the problem is we could also easily be eating in a cafe or sandwich bar.
    and?

    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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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    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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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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




    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Suit up.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    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



    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    I agree.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    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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