Props to the man people asked if he was going to a funeral. No, he wasn't. What he was was well-dressed. What he'd done is think about what he'd put on that morning. He was wearing a lovely dark suit, well cut - it fit him. He was wearing a tie that had a lovely red stripe in it - professional, elegant, and (said with an accent) decent (honest, it sounds much better if you're a European - couldn't say what the translation is).
So apparently the DC professional world sees a well-dressed man, and thinks "funeral."