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Just attended the Techniker-Cercle Ball in Vienna a couple of weeks ago, and I'm happy to report that the state of white tie in Vienna - if there was really any doubt - is, to a large degree, alive and well. Some remarks on white tie: - I was told that this was supposed to be one of the more formal balls of the season. While the vast majority of the men were in white tie, it was obvious that the dress code was not strictly enforced as I saw a few black tie-clad men (and...
I guess I've come rather late to the party…but I've been lusting after the London tan (or a similar color) top frame briefcase for months now. It seems that SAB no longer makes them (please tell me I'm wrong). I was then eyeing the Peal & Co. one made for Brooks Brothers and it turned out that the top frame briefcase had been removed from their website as just a couple of weeks ago. Any ideas why that is? (I hope it's not because they've gone out of circulation!) At any...
A watch AND missing shirt studs...It's a wonder that the black tie police didn't make an arrest on the spot.
Thanks to AC for organizing. The evening went by so fast, I had a fantastic time. And nice to meet random-adam and hpreston.
Another attempt at shoe circle pic.
Yes, in nothing but a black bow tie.Leaving the office now. See you guys no later than 7:30 p.m.
If you are going to turn up in black tie, wouldn't valet parking be in order? More seriously though, I don't have helpful suggestions in this as as a "local," I would avoid driving and parking in downtown DC even in the best of times.See you guys tonight! I might even have time to go home and change.
Thanks for organizing AC. Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
What are you? A Bollywood actor?
Bowties also seem rare in Europe. When I mentioned to a few people at a cocktail party in Vienna the other day that there are Americans who wear bowties to work once in a while, they were shocked, assuming that it's a thing of the past. Perhaps not unrelated, when I attended what I'm told is supposed to be a high-profile ball on Saturday, in a sea of white tie rigs, I could only count on one hand the number of self-tied bowties.
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