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this is almost not fair! LOL
I was in your situation a few months ago. I'm 32 and had a black tie wedding to go to. Figured it was time to own a decent tux. By the time I got around to looking for one there wasn't time to get a Made to Measure. I got one from Jos A Banks but have regretted it. What I WILL say for them was that when it went on sale for over $150 cheaper than I paid for it, they gave me the difference back - 4 weeks later after I had already altered and worn the tuxedo! Anyway, I...
4 dress shirts from a traveling tailor whose own shirt sleeves were too short!
I got the JAB Signature last month and spent about $100 in tailoring (shoulders needed to come in). I would call them first before you order as it was a FIASCO getting my size (38R). It wasn't listed as in stock anywhere and the people at the store I went to took to cold calling stores. They finally found ONE in Manhattan and had it shipped to their store. Something else you should keep in mind with them. I saw an even bigger sale over three weeks later. The jacket...
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Quote: Originally Posted by J. Tobias Beard The opera pumps are not my usual dress shoes, they are what I wear with the tux. But, the only pair of black dress shoes I have are pretty terrible. I know you don't want to make a lot (or any) extra purchases, but how about looking for a nice pair of cap toed oxfords? I don't know if you have any Nordstrom Rack stores by you (or stores like it), but I picked up a really nice pair of Bostonian cap...
From what I understand, black tie OPTIONAL changes EVERYTHING. I would go with what you're comfortable in. Perhaps it's possible to get a regular white shirt that you could put studs in and forget about the cummerbund? As for traditional, from what i've read [on this forum] that mostly holds true for formalwear, and for good reason. Black-tie has a specific meaning for menswear. If you don't follow the rules (even if you look good), you're not technically following...
New poster here! I'll chime in with some observations. Please know that my "opinions" aren't necessarily what I would do in the situation. When I go "black tie," I always wear cummerbund, bowtie, studs, etc. I think the real questions might be "who's throwing the black tie event?" and "who's invited?" I was invited to a black tie wedding not too long ago. Not black tie OPTIONAL. . .BLACK TIE. At least half of the guests were wearing normal dark suits, 3/4 of the...
I have a really similar watch that I wear on a Bond NATO band. VERY casual. I've got a friend, though, who wears his on a black leather band it it looks a bit more formal. You might want to check out a steel bracelet too. I've got a steel bracelet for my Hamilton Jazzmaster. . .as well as a brown strap. I'll see if I can take some pictures of each of them on the Khaki to give you a better idea of what yours would look like. -James
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