Hey, a friend of mine got named Miss [My College City] this past weekend and wants me to be her escort/date to her first charity dinner event tomorrow. I first heard about this around 8pm tonight. It is black tie, but I don't own a tux because I'm a 26-year old grad student and have never needed one before (Someday... http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/skyf...dos-p-515.html). I do, however, own a few three piece suits, some french cuff shirts, cuff links, and ties, as well as the AE Park Avenues I'll be shining and wearing tomorrow. My best fitting 3-piece suit is an Indochino Gray PoW check, followed by a Navy pinstripe (say what you will, I've had nothing but great luck with them). I do own a black pinstripe Tommy Hilfiger Trim Fit 3-piece as well, but it doesn't nearly match the other two in quality, fit or general 'wear-ability.'
I figure I can just wear one of the two better fitting 3-pieces, cuff links, shined oxfords and get by, for a few reasons:
1, I'm escorting Ms. [City] and no one will notice I exist next to her
2, everyone at this $200/plate dinner will be older and therefore not take judge me as someone who should own a dinner jacket, and
3, my good suits are perfectly fitted (a la the Sainted Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace), so I'll probably be perfecting the fit vs. label battle that this site seems to so ardently support.
So what I'm generally asking is whether you see my intentional aberration as acceptable or not? Or should I pack it in and wear the black TH one to fit in a bit better?