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That said, there is no law against coming to a dress wedding in a tee shirt and sneakers and saying that you feel fine and doing the same during a formal night on a cruise will likely make a similar impression.

But come to my funeral improperly dressed at your peril. I'll have spies in place who know people who know people in Jersey. Just sayin'.

I love the look of the ship's public areas on formal nights, but that's why they make chocolate and vanilla. I'm sure part of my attraction to black tie is that even if you bought your dinner suit at Omar the Tentmaker's Big & Tall, it's impossible to look fat in it.

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