Me, showered, in a navy suit and white shirt: "Help, everyone, I'm a little confused about belt selection."The ballet? A thrill ride for the ages.
Girlfriend, on the phone: "Don't listen to your father—black never goes with blue. Wear the oxblood belt and shoes."
Father, truculently: "If I took you to any men's shop in the city in a blue suit and that belt, they would think you'd walked off a farm."
The clothes? I split the difference—black belt and oxblood shoes—and tried to keep my jacket buttoned. Wrong, I know: you shouldn't compound error with indecision.
I'm leaning toward dressing the way that young women prefer it, but I think it may set a bad precedent.
Glad for any guidance here.
(JJB Photo: "Bag.")