“May I ask your humble advice?” writes Michael Boxser. “I have a party to attend in Shropshire and the Dress code is 1920s/1930s. As I am from Chicago, and of course, our heyday was the days of Al Capone, Hymie Weiss, and James “Big Jim” Colosino, I would love your opinion as to whether I should pursue a Chicago 1930′s look?”
No, I wouldn’t bother. Find a party with a more relaxed dress code, though they still probably won’t let you in.