|Subject: NaJoPoMo, Nov 26: Sharp Dressed Man|
Posted Nov 26, 2011 by Santragenius V
Not today, really - even if I am Santraing (that is, posting while mobile/travelling for those of you not familiar with the term from the Salon) en route to my mother-in-law, we'renot going to any formal event.
But at w**k, the big conversation topic in the corridors and at the lunch tables at the moment is the upcoming Christmas party on Dec 9. The theme this year is an Os ar celebration (well, the awards are named Ditlevs from a middle name of the company founder and no one knows what they will be awarded for) and the dress code is "whatever makes you feel fabulous".
We've discussed a coordinated department theme, but it seems to run a bit out in the sand. We'll at least make a group arrival om the red carpet.
As to what I'll wear, I will go for black tie. Which requires a brush-up on tying a bow tie. Youtube is my friend
That sounds like a fabulous idea for a party. Enjoy!
Oh, I will - not sure about Saturday morning, though (where I have to get up early and depart for a scouting weekend)
Do Danish Scouts wear full uniform all the time or is the dress code black tie there too?
Actually, I *have* been to a scouting meeting in black tie! Our three patrols had a project "make a movie" over three weeks and of course for the fourth meeting we did an Oscar evening and asked every one to show up in their best
The official code is a little complex. We of course have the uniform - shirt & scarf. In "warm weather" a T-shirt, ideally a scouting one but in reality any, and the scarf. There is also a soft shell for colder weather that is approved uniform, again naturally with the scarf...
In practice, for the weekly meetings as leaders we do show up in uniform. For the scouts we only insist on the scarf. When we're outside - camps etc - we do put quite a bit more emphasis on the uniform.
At meetings the children must wear their uniform at the start and at the end, but they are permitted to remove their shirts/jumpers and Neckers during the time in between.
Leaders generally wear their uniform during the entire meeting.
On camps uniform must be worn on arrival, once the camp is officially open children can remove all uniform except their Neckers which they must wear for the duration of the camp. At the end of the camp for the giving out of badges, investitures and for leaving uniform must again be worn.
Officially Scouting uniform in Scotland includes a Kilt, but this is only required for *special* occasions, most groups do not require kilts to be worn for weekly meetings.
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