JLibourel

Honors Member and King Fop
5,961
United States
California
Long Beach
Given the vulgarity of the event, how about a purple shirt and pink tie? Maybe white pants?
That's a snide remark! Many of these events are dignified memorial commemorations (if that's not tautologous!) and not too much different from funerals--sort of a funeral service after the body has already been disposed of.
 

cgc

Senior Member
518
United States
Massachusetts
Jamaica Plain
Perhaps like a wake weeks after the fact. So, how about: navy suit, black plain-toe shoes, white shirt, white pocket square, medium-blue foulard tie? As I'm sure you've surmised, I've got one of these to attend in three weeks--four weeks after the death.
To me that is a very appropriate selection: sober but not overly formal.