or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The State of Black Tie: Your Observations
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The State of Black Tie: Your Observations - Page 87

post #1291 of 3409

...

post #1292 of 3409
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I am going to a wedding in May. It's in Texas. The wedding party is wearing black tie. The wedding is not black tie. Except for me, as I have been specifically asked to wear black tie, even though I am not in the wedding party.

Is it after 6?

stirpot.gif
post #1293 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Is it after 6?

stirpot.gif

The reception is, but not the ceremony, which is early afternoon.
post #1294 of 3409
It is nice that they are laughing with you, not at you.
post #1295 of 3409

Are you going to decline, or educate them on the rules?

post #1296 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dopey View Post

It is nice that they are laughing with you, not at you.

The groom is a very good friend of mine. It's not meant to be a joke on me, though I have reservations exactly because I'm going to stick out like a sore thumb (this is a good example, by the way, of why it would be ill-advised to wear black tie simply because it's an evening wedding). It's going to look like I'm bitter that I'm not in the wedding party, or that I'm extremely pretentious.

I've been helping him figure out his own ensemble, and I guess he's been telling people how well he thinks I dress. For him, I surmise it's something like showing off your fancy new doll. Also, I think he likes the idea of people showing up in whatever random, eclectic ensembles they consider most appropriate given their individual regional leanings. There will be cowboy boots and dress guns everywhere, apparently. Not many "yankees."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Are you going to decline, or educate them on the rules?

The "rules" don't really apply. We'll see how it goes. If others jump on the bandwagon and also wear black tie, I'll definitely be fine with it.
post #1297 of 3409
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

It's going to look like I'm bitter that I'm not in the wedding party, or that I'm extremely pretentious.

I'm shocked! Not sure which of these describes you less!
post #1298 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm shocked! Not sure which of these describes you less!

It's funny how you can be surrounded by literally thousands of others who make an obsession out of dressing up in expensive, fancy clothes, yet somehow be singled out for being pretentious.
post #1299 of 3409
I'm only playing around, I'm sure you'll look great at the wedding smile.gif
post #1300 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm only playing around, I'm sure you'll look great at the wedding smile.gif

I'm going to look like a clown. At least the guys in cowboy boots and Stetsons will have each other's company.
post #1301 of 3409
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


The groom is a very good friend of mine. It's not meant to be a joke on me, though I have reservations exactly because I'm going to stick out like a sore thumb (this is a good example, by the way, of why it would be ill-advised to wear black tie simply because it's an evening wedding). It's going to look like I'm bitter that I'm not in the wedding party, or that I'm extremely pretentious.

I've been helping him figure out his own ensemble, and I guess he's been telling people how well he thinks I dress. For him, I surmise it's something like showing off your fancy new doll. Also, I think he likes the idea of people showing up in whatever random, eclectic ensembles they consider most appropriate given their individual regional leanings. There will be cowboy boots and dress guns everywhere, apparently. Not many "yankees."
The "rules" don't really apply. We'll see how it goes. If others jump on the bandwagon and also wear black tie, I'll definitely be fine with it.

 

I don't understand why, in order to show his friends how well you dress, you need to be outfitted in black tie garb.  In fact, opting for non-black tie affords you a much greater opportunity to flex your sartorial muscles and exercise a little creativity.

 

It makes little sense for him to ask you specifically to wear a tuxedo, even despite his overall intentions to "show you off."

post #1302 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I don't understand why, in order to show his friends how well you dress, you need to be outfitted in black tie garb.  In fact, opting for non-black tie affords you a much greater opportunity to flex your sartorial muscles and exercise a little creativity.

It makes little sense for him to ask you specifically to wear a tuxedo, even despite his overall intentions to "show you off."

Should I put you in touch with him so you can debate the point?
post #1303 of 3409
Foo, please post fit pics of the dress guns
post #1304 of 3409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sftiger View Post

Foo, please post fit pics of the dress guns

Will they shoot me with their guns if I shoot them with my camera?
post #1305 of 3409
Quote:
Originally Posted by sftiger View Post

Foo, please post fit pics of the dress guns

Ya, seriously.

Texas or not, anyone wearing cowboy boots with a suit can't make clothing judgements. You'll be the best dressed man there, own it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The State of Black Tie: Your Observations