Just finished Samedi the Deafness. Here's a bit from it:
"The appropriate attire for dinner is this: wear something you will not embarrass yourself in. Certainly the qualifications for wearing one garment are different from those for another. One man may look good in a smock, another in an evening gown, while a third cannot go about save in full evening dress. To each one, then, his fate." (Ball, 67).
I think I'll remember this for the rest of my life.