As usual, the women attending the San Francisco Symphony last week were generally well dressed, and by that I mean most of them were wearing evening-appropriate clothing with a scarf or jacket that said they had dressed for the occasion. Not so most of the men, who with few exceptions had obviously changed their clothes, which unfortunately meant throwing a tan odd jacket over an open necked shirt and slipping on a pair of unpolished casual shoes.
It is the exceptions that I wish to praise, the men who made an effort to wear a dark suit or odd jacket and polished black shoes. Their clothing may or may not have been expensive, for that is not important. It was situationally appropriate and rewarded the glance of their neighbors.
Always make an effort to dress for the occasion. Those around you may not say so aloud, but they thank you for it.
Photo: Dr. and Mrs. Andre Churchwell by Nicole Galiano