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post #1411 of 3500
Speaking of Brooks Brothers satin bow ties, does anyone else have a problem with them fraying?
post #1412 of 3500
Thanks Fellas!
post #1413 of 3500
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Am I over thinking this? My grandfather's vintage Brooks Brothers satin bowtie doesn't match the grosgrain lapels of my tuxedo.

Doesn't matter. Will look great anyway.
post #1414 of 3500
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Am I over thinking this? My grandfather's vintage Brooks Brothers satin bowtie doesn't match the grosgrain lapels of my tuxedo. This might be one of those "fuck the rules" moments, but I can't make up my mind.

Yes. Wear the vintage bow tie. It will look great. Nobody is going to care if your bow tie perfectly matches your lapels. Even satin and satin sometimes don't match perfectly.
post #1415 of 3500
YES!!!

Mine's a mess, and I'm irritated. I wore it maybe 4 times before it began.
post #1416 of 3500
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Am I over thinking this? My grandfather's vintage Brooks Brothers satin bowtie doesn't match the grosgrain lapels of my tuxedo. This might be one of those "fuck the rules" moments, but I can't make up my mind.

You aren't over thinking it. In fact, grosgrain lapels do take a grosgrain bow tie.

Having said that, there is a "charming" exception to a lot of black tie rules. If you have a reason to wear an "incorrect" accessory with black tie and that reason could be described as "charming," then go ahead. Wearing your grandfather's bow tie, especially on a special occasion, definitely qualifies, even if it is frayed. I take that back -- especially if it is frayed.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Thank you!

The owner of a local shop that specializes in antiques (mostly silver, but he dabbles elsewhere) is a friend of ours. He came to know that I was looking for a set of very unique studs/links and offered them to my fiancee' out of his personal collection, who then gave them to me as a wedding gift.

SG, Congratulations! I did not know you were getting married. What's the date?

I seem to recall that you promised to buy us all tuxedos if you ever married . . .
post #1417 of 3500
I'm with that, and the grosgrain of the bowtie rarely matches the lapels, since I think the fabric used for the bowties seems to be a different gauge.

Thanks! I did the best I could on the groomsmen, not everything, but as much as I could. The date is June 21st, so it's getting very close!
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Thanks! I did the best I could on the groomsmen, not everything, but as much as I could. The date is June 21st, so it's getting very close!

Well, spill. What are you wearing? Is the wedding black tie? If it is, can I come? Are you going to be starting a "Help Me Pick a Suit For My Wedding" thread?

This is SF, after all. Did you expect me to ask about your bachelor party?
post #1419 of 3500
Hah, everyone from the internet needs to be properly vetted prior to attending. Black tie optional. I wanted to encourage good looking suits as opposed to rental tuxes. The groomsmen are in traditional black tie with self-tie bowties.

I'm wearing a peak lapel one button tux with grosgrain facings, pleated shirt and a cummerbund. PRL tux, RLPL furnishings and a RLBL shirt. Thurston braces, crockett and jones shoes, and the vintage studs/cufflinks I posted previously.
post #1420 of 3500
Very sharp, I'm sure youll look great.

I wore a suit to my wedding, but every now and then I wish I'd worn a tux.
post #1421 of 3500
Thanks! It's going to be after 6, so that helped my decision.
post #1422 of 3500
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Thanks! It's going to be after 6, so that helped my decision.

post #1423 of 3500
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Hah, everyone from the internet needs to be properly vetted prior to attending. Black tie optional. I wanted to encourage good looking suits as opposed to rental tuxes. The groomsmen are in traditional black tie with self-tie bowties.

I'm wearing a peak lapel one button tux with grosgrain facings, pleated shirt and a cummerbund. PRL tux, RLPL furnishings and a RLBL shirt. Thurston braces, crockett and jones shoes, and the vintage studs/cufflinks I posted previously.

which c and j's?
post #1424 of 3500
Would you like me to submit them for approval?
post #1425 of 3500
The front button fell off my 1-year-old dinner jacket at my last concert. I'm hesitant to sew on a new one only for it to fall off again sometime later (I'm in black tie at least a dozen times a year, and hope this tux lasts me at least the fifteen years that my previous one did).

It got into my head to maybe have another buttonhole sewn on the right side of the jacket and go link front style:



Ostentatious? Subtle? Inappropriate?
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