So I'll be the first to admit that formal events are most definitely NOT my thing. I have a graduation to go to tomorrow - it's therefore formal but also light, which means I don't have to go with the white shirt and black tie. Therefore I've come to these 3 options: 1. Gray shirt w/ black tie I like this one because it's kind of modern and trendy. As far as I can tell, monochromatic is the shit to rock in terms of modern formal wear? 2. Red shirt w/ gold or red tie I realize the gold tie is a tad bold, but I don't think it's ostentatious. Of course, I have the red tie for a more subdued look. I know they aren't ironed...I'll do that tonight or tomorrow morning.