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Originally Posted by sftiger View Post


Berate them for looking like assholes. That usually works with my friends.

It does!?  My friends, even the ones who can afford much more and work high-class jobs, seem to cherish looking awful.

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This Friday my squirrel friend is dragging me to a 19th century formal event. I've been instructed to be in a tailcoat; black vest and black tie are appropriate. White gloves required. Remind me to post photos.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Look, I'll be the first to rip an outfit to shreds, but you all are making the very ugly mistake of confusing taste in clothing for the quality of the people wearing it. The truth is that the vast majority of Americans do not pay a fraction of the attention to dress as we do on this forum. Yet, that doesn't make them all rednecks. If you think the rich and educated always know how to dress right, you clearly don't spend much time with many rich, educated people.

Don't even pretend Europe is much different. I've seen too many Europeans to believe there is much substance behind the pretentiousness.

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think this may be the first  post I can unequivocally +1. Should I be concerned?

 

It's taken me like a week to get though this thread, but I have to +2 this. I think this is the first foo.gif post i actually remotely agree with, and I'm actually really glad it's about something of substance as opposed to style nitpicking.

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Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/22/13 at 10:26am
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I have a wedding to attend in a few weeks, and just found out I'll be wearing a lapel flower as part of the wedding party.

So my question is for ideas based are how to wear the lapel flower when my single breasted peak lapel BB tux does not have a lapel hole...I really don't want to pin one threw the lapel.
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I have a wedding to attend in a few weeks, and just found out I'll be wearing a lapel flower as part of the wedding party.

So my question is for ideas based are how to wear the lapel flower when my single breasted peak lapel BB tux does not have a lapel hole...I really don't want to pin one threw the lapel.
What kind of lapel facing does it have? A pin through a grosgrain silk will likely do much less noticeable damage than through a smooth satin silk.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


What kind of lapel facing does it have? A pin through a grosgrain silk will likely do much less noticeable damage than through a smooth satin silk.

Its definitely satin facing baldy[1].gif

 

The more I think about it, the more I have no hope in finding a solution.  I need some type of magnetic get-up.  I really don't want to pin through the lapel, and even if I decided to pin the flower on, I would probably go above the peak on the lapel, which may look funny so high up.  But at the end of the day, my satin lapel wont be ruined.

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What's all the fuss about? Go to the tailor you bought it from, or bring it to a tailor and have them add a lapel hole. Easily resolved.
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Or get a magnet holder at your local florist.

http://www.floramag.net
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

What kind of lapel facing does it have? A pin through a grosgrain silk will likely do much less noticeable damage than through a smooth satin silk.

One should be able to steam out the pinhole much as they would a crease. Think about all the silk/satin items that get pinned at various times in their lives for tailoring; they aren't ruined as a result. In any event, don't the pins in lapel flowers need to go through the jacket twice, meaning it's very difficult to only pin through the buttonhole?
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

What's all the fuss about? Go to the tailor you bought it from, or bring it to a tailor and have them add a lapel hole. Easily resolved.

That's a good idea, but I'd probably try my suggestion first, steaming it out, and if that fails then go have a buttonhole added where the pin left the hole this time. That way it won't require any time/expense if a steam works.
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I like the magnet suggestion. You can always get those WurkinStiffs collar stays if you can't find anything better. You can run one of the collar stays through the flower and place the magnet on the back. You could probably double-up the magnets.

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Thanks for all the responses.  I will talk to my tailor 2mor and see if he has time to do it.  I'd rather have a lapel hole with the stem catcher in the rear of the lapel then have to pin on a flower.  If all else fails, ill be resorting to either a magnet or pining it, and relying on my steamer to take it out.

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If they're using a boutonniere arrangement rather than a single flower, you're probably not going to have the option of putting it through the buttonhole... you're going to have to pin it on. Just be prepared for that situation.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

If they're using a boutonniere arrangement rather than a single flower, you're probably not going to have the option of putting it through the buttonhole... you're going to have to pin it on. Just be prepared for that situation.

I'm almost 100% positive its going to be a single rose.  So I'm hoping my tailor can do a fantastic job at creating a button hole on the lapel at the correct angle.

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