or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by blackbowtie

Another note for posterity - I hosted a black tie optional private event over the weekend in DC for a large group of friends and acquaintances, half expecting only a tiny minority would turn up in black tie. Boy, was I wrong. Of the 60+ people who attended - most of them in their late 20s and early 30s - an overwhelming majority of the men turned up in correct black tie attire (I would like to think that me sharing the link to the black tie guide months ahead of the party...
I'm a few months late - missed this post - but as I'm about to commission a white tie outfit I came to the Forvm to do some research and this thread is really encouraging. Well done.
34.89 miles! How do you people do it?Ran 6 miles yesterday in 58 minutes. I know it's very slow, but it's my best time yet. Running a half marathon next week and will be taking it easy for the next few days.
Thanks, this is in line with many of what others have been saying on this thread.As an aside: if only I live in an era where "casual" clearly means "coat and tie"...
Yes, I have duped a cellist friend to come and play a few fun pieces. I'm giving him 8 months' notice - can't see how I can do better than that!
Yes, agreed. I was thinking at first that given that it's a small party (20 people), hiring help may seem exaggerated. But on second thought and after reading feedback on this thread, I see now that hired help is the only sensible way to do this.
At least half of the men that I intend to invite own black tie attire. If pressed, I will say that it's a "black tie encouraged" event, so those who do not own black tie can turn up in a dark suit instead. Who knows, maybe an event like this will help inspire more of my friends - especially the fence-sitters - to pull the trigger and finally get black tie attire? We are all in our late 20s or early 30s and I'm thinking, if one does not get black tie and have fun with it...
I guess, by the standards of this day and age, we should probably be grateful that they are talking about black tie at all.
Thanks. There are many helpful tips in here. I've only had experience with hired help for a party of 60+ people, and was thinking getting help for only 20 guests might be overdoing it. But on second thought, it probably makes sense, all the same. I'm not planning a sit-down dinner, but more like an after dinner event where there'll be plentiful finger food and free-flowing drinks.Thanks for the big band and swing suggestion, much appreciated. i also like the wine tasting...
I'm curious, why is this important?This is what I'm trying to get at. There is so much collective hand-wringing about the ever diminishing opportunities to wear black tie nowadays. I think it's partly because a lot of people think you need to own a mansion and have a helicopter pad to host a black tie event. While we'll probably never go back to the days when people habitually dress in dinner clothes everyday for dinner, I think there's value in trying to make the black...
New Posts  All Forums: