Some men I’ve talked with think menswear is more complicated and hazy than womenswear, at least in regards to nice events. I think menswear is quite straightforward, but that’s another discussion. Last week’s poll results are in!
Grey slacks with no tie: 57.89% (11 votes)
Khaki slacks with tie: 21.05% (4 votes)
Both outfits are equally fancy: 21.05% (4 votes)
Analysis: Though the raw data shows a clear favorite, looks to me like it doesn’t matter which outfit of these outfits you wear. There’s a not much difference in fanciness.
Synthesis: Wear grey slacks without a tie because it is more comfortable, sleeker, and slightly fancier.
Z and I began our discussion because he was invited to an event where slacks were required (for men) and ties were optional. He wore grey slacks without a tie and was glad for it because he gets hot easily.