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10.499.5 + 4.5 = 10,504
9088.9 + 4.5 = 9093.4
That view was based on, among others, the not-so-positive response I read on this forum when President Obama wore a white waistcoat with his black tie outfit at his first inauguration. As I've mentioned, in that discussion, some people mentioned that there is a historical precedent for this.I've read that page from the Black Tie Guide you sent and I'm quoting here excerpts that seems to support this assessment:"Grooms-to-be have often asked the Guide how they can stand out...
I think you won't get much support here if you are planning to wear a white waistcoat with a black tie outfit (though I understand that it has been argued that there is some historical precedent for this.) Why not go classic and get a black waistcoat? I don't know what your budget is, but in answer to your question, I got my white waistcoat (for a white tie outfit) at Ede and Ravenscroft (http://shop.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/products/white-marcella-waistcoat). They also...
8866.7 + 3 = 8869.7
I think you are overthinking this. IMHO those bowties are not bad. If you are uncomfortable about the points of the bow exceeding the width of the collar, then just adjust the length of the bowtie and tie a knot with a narrower span (I'm assuming your bowties are adjustable.) I think diamond point bowties are cool, you should rock them.
Here's what I think is a rather extensive thread for forum members to share pictures of their black tie rig. You should re-post yours here: it will also help revive the thread. There are a few very useful examples of well executed black tie in this thread. http://www.styleforum.net/t/49414/formalwear-pron
This is awesome. Looking forward to the final product.
These are really good tips from Unbel. No. 3 probably cannot be emphasised enough. Related to this is perhaps the very important - but often ignored - notion that style and comfort are not necessarily mutually exclusive.On the other hand, given that the notion of "comfort" is fluid, I wonder if this could lead to the slippery slope that eventually leads to a sartorial era of "anything goes."In the same vein, I wonder if people in the old days had a higher tolerance of...
Stumbled upon this old but precious thread. Am bumping it because it's just really awesome.
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