September begins that run of autumnal months that give a man the excuse, should he need one, to stay out until all hours wearing his dinner clothes. Among the dates that deserve attention in San Francisco are September 7 (opening night at the Opera) and September 19 (the Symphony). There are comparable occasions in Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities, including London (September 8 is Last Night at the Proms) and New York (September 24 is the opening of the Metropolitan Opera).
The point of all this of course is that each of us needs to do his part to make the world an ever so slightly more civilized place. And, having done that part, there is no reason not to let our hair down after the formal portion of the evening is over.
Personally, I think a disheveled dinner jacket late at night makes a uniquely civilized statement. Just remember to bring it along when you exit the cab.