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Oh please! Tell someone on a budget again how they can't possibly rent formal wear and that all of the groomsmen should purchase matching suits! Or once again suggest a silk shirt to a guy who as said that he had a tendency to sweat like you did last week. You are so helpful.
Marco in his ramblings seems to forget one fact: The tuxedo began in America. That is why it is acceptable in America. It is part of our culture. Just as one will never see a British man get married in Black Tie because all British weddings are in the daytime. Just as you will never see a conservative Jew get married in a morning suit, because traditional Jewish weddings happen after sundown. There are many cultures and many countries. Just because one is clearly...
The problem is, you are presenting your opinion as fact. And I have never before seen your opinion presented in any respected etiquette book. This idea that White Tie or a three-piece business suit is acceptable but Black Tie is not is your own invention. Also, you are making the assumption that it is going to be a church wedding, and doing it from a European perspective. Many North American churches are in quite modern buildings where White Tie might look out of...
People also need to get real about different aspects of society. America is very big with many sub-cultures. The rules that work for a Park Avenue wedding with two Ivy League grads getting hitched are not going to be the same rules for middle management types in Indiana or blue collar types in Montana. In trying to keep this thread friendly for the man who is new at tailored clothing and may be wearing a suit for the first and last time in his life, I always seek to...
I am trying to figure out your train of thought? You think there would be a benefit to having evening clothing bleeding into the daytime hours by making them even MORE formal? The rules of etiquette were written at a time where for an evening wedding the ceremony rarely began before 6pm, and then everyone went right into the reception. Nowadays there is some lag time, either because they want time for pictures or because they have to accommodate multiple couples who...
I tired a hot glue gun, but it caused the polyester to give off a noxious odor.
One drawback to both stores is that they have so many matching tie and pocket square combos. It is so hard to select with the variety available. Also: Tie bar, tie tack or both? And should my suspenders match the belt?
I say that's bullshit. Don't look at the clock. It is either a daytime affair or an evening affair. I might look askance at a black tux for a 11am wedding followed by a lunch reception...but having the ceremony at 4:30 leading immediately into a dinner is clearly an evening event. Do not sweat it.Unless of course if you are ImTheGroom and just want an excuse to show off yet another outfit...then by all means...
Yes, but do TODAY'S suits have a reversible vest?!?!?!? It's like getting two suits for the price of one!
So, I have a really big presentation coming up and I need to really shine. So it's time for an upgrade: What do you gents think? Sears or JC Penny? There is no way I am going to go to Mens Wearhouse, too snooty and there is no way I am spending more than $100 for a suit. Sears has that great "Measure Yourself" program, but JC Penny suits can be washed in the kitchen sink with just a touch of Dawn detergent. Here are some of the looks I am going for...trying to...
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