There is a whole spectrum of appropriate dress codes for special events.
This article deciphers what is meant by a “Black Tie Optional” event versus a Black Tie Event and so on.
The last thing you want to do in someone’s time of mourning is to have to remove your foot from your mouth after handing them an inappropriate condolence gift. However, he felt the bizarre need to give this girl a great gift that really showed his heart was in it.
After all, he told me, he'd spent the past couple of months trying to win her over with over-the-top dinners and even a fancy weekend away. He told me that she always wanted one and he was planning to get her one anyway, so now was as good a time as any, right? ) Sadly, the ability to make a perfect cup of coffee in under 15 seconds does not cure heartbreak over the death of a loved one. I'm not saying his gift wasn't a good one, it just had terrible timing. When I got my Keurig, I tore open the box in the car on the way home.
Personal presentation is a reflection of the respect one shows to those around him.