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More than a suit less than a tuxedo?

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I am attending what our school calls a "semi-formal" which means everyone wears a suit . So should I go tux off white DJ or something else (this will be in the fall)
post #2 of 18
If the dress code is a suit, wear a suit.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aureus
If the dress code is a suit, wear a suit.
No it's really called semi formal
post #4 of 18
doesnt semi-formal mean "wear a suit"? I def wouldnt wear a tux to "semi formal"
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
doesnt semi-formal mean "wear a suit"? I def wouldnt wear a tux to "semi formal"
It's basically archaic usage now, but yeah, semi-formal traditionally meant "black tie." To this day, invitations you get from by-the-book operations (e.g., embassies) will say "business attire" or "lounge suit" for a suit and "Semi formal" or "Black tie" for a dinner jacket. "Formal" in the evening is white tie and tails, which is really rare.
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Originally Posted by jml90
No it's really called semi formal

Which as you've described means wear a suit at your school.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aureus
Which as you've described means wear a suit at your school.
Actually it seems to mean that everywhere

Is there something more than a suit but less than a DJ?
Maybe a velvet jacket?
post #8 of 18
wear a suit.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by jml90
Maybe a velvet jacket?

I always think of velvet jackets as being very casual. You seem to have an aversion to wearing a suit, but wouldnt mind wearing something more formal....??
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I always think of velvet jackets as being very casual. You seem to have an aversion to wearing a suit, but wouldnt mind wearing something more formal....??
I would think of a velvet jacket to be more formal than a lounge suit

Maybe I should just dress a suit up and wear a 3pc
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by jml90
I would think of a velvet jacket to be more formal than a lounge suit

Does anyone even wear Lounge suits anymore? ....last I saw was on TV on The Apprentice a few seasons ago when that annoying guy Danny wore one everyday and sang bad songs on his geetar every chance he could

*I always think of "lounge suit" as those 70s monstrosities like Mr Furley wore on Threes Company.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
Does anyone even wear Lounge suits anymore? ....last I saw was on TV on The Apprentice a few seasons ago when that annoying guy Danny wore one everyday and sang bad songs on his geetar every chance he could
A lounge suit is just what we refer to as a "suit". Not a leisure suit.

Is the point of this thread that you would like to outdress the people in suits?
post #13 of 18
At least a '70s leisure suit is better casualwear than what people wear today.
post #14 of 18
EDIT: What J said.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by j
A lounge suit is just what we refer to as a "suit". Not a leisure suit.

ah, leisure suit.....got that mixed up with lounge suit. thanks for clarification
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