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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post



I have no love for effeminate opera pumps but some of the slip ons pictured above (not the horse bits) look quite good.

Passing on pumps is like a gateway drug - it's the first place many people violate what the more conservative types think of as being true, traditional black tie. I recall my extremely-WASPy mother being simply appalled that I would consider wearing anything else. And after that, I quickly found myself cheerfully violating other traditional aspects of BT. Before I knew it I was refusing to wear a cummerbund and actually  wearing a plain, white FC shirt with a tuxedo. That's as far as I went, though, and I actually wear a pleated shirt these days. But that's just because it's one of those shirts where the parts that you can't see have GTH colored stripes on them. Like this one:

 

http://www.thredheads.com/All-American-Tuxedo-Shirt-p/dts-11-300.htm

 

And I just don't get slippers.

 

(edit: Looking more carefully at the GTH tux shirt, I can't believe that I once blew $200 on one of those, but the fact that one's hanging in my closet seem to prove that I did. That was clearly before I had two kids in college.)


Edited by lwmarti - 10/22/13 at 9:52am
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Haha! I believe that Butler posted pics of himself wearing a similar shirt recently.
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Thoughts on this?


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Originally Posted by lwmarti View Post

Passing on pumps is like a gateway drug - it's the first place many people violate what the more conservative types think of as being true, traditional black tie. I recall my extremely-WASPy mother being simply appalled that I would consider wearing anything else. And after that, I quickly found myself cheerfully violating other traditional aspects of BT. Before I know it I was refusing to wear a cummerbund and actually  wearing a plain, white FC shirt with a tuxedo. That's as far as I went, though, and I actually wear a pleated shirt these days. But that's just because it's one of those shirts where the parts that you can't see have GTH colored stripes on them. Like this one:

http://www.thredheads.com/All-American-Tuxedo-Shirt-p/dts-11-300.htm

And I just don't get slippers.

(edit: Looking more carefully at the GTH tux shirt, I can't believe that I once blew $200 on one of those, but the fact that one's hanging in my closet seem to prove that I did. That was clearly before I had two kids in college.)
I had a shirt like that made one. Back and sleeves were of a fairly bold stripe. It was fun to wear and looked 100% traditional with the jacket on.
post #1700 of 3651
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Originally Posted by gotitwenineed View Post

Thoughts on this?


Perfect for your horsebit loafers.
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Originally Posted by gotitwenineed View Post

Thoughts on this?


I'm afraid that the look on my face wouldn't have been very pleasant to see.

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I went with the Mezlan slip ons. Found them for $219
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Good choice
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Originally Posted by gotitwenineed View Post

Good choice

thanks
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Just to be clear, I didn't recommend captoes because they are the most appropriate for evening wear. I just assumed they would be a better investment for your overall shoe wardrobe.
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Originally Posted by lwmarti View Post

(edit: Looking more carefully at the GTH tux shirt, I can't believe that I once blew $200 on one of those, but the fact that one's hanging in my closet seem to prove that I did. That was clearly before I had two kids in college.)

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I had a shirt like that made one. Back and sleeves were of a fairly bold stripe. It was fun to wear and looked 100% traditional with the jacket on.

Here's mine. I'll wear it before I die, although probably somewhere I won't mind not being invited back.

J

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I happened to be standing near a group conversing at a BT event when someone happily showed off his tux shirt with patterned back & sleeves.  A stodgy guy sniffed..."I would never wear a shirt like that, because I NEVER remove my jacket."  A gorgeous woman near him replied, "Well, I would never remove my dress either, but that doesn't mean I can't smile about what I'm wearing underneath!"  Touché!  Why not have a little fun?

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Originally Posted by osmartist1 View Post

I happened to be standing near a group conversing at a BT event when someone happily showed off his tux shirt with patterned back & sleeves.  A stodgy guy sniffed..."I would never wear a shirt like that, because I NEVER remove my jacket."  A gorgeous woman near him replied, "Well, I would never remove my dress either, but that doesn't mean I can't smile about what I'm wearing underneath!"  Touché!  Why not have a little fun?

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post



Here's mine. I'll wear it before I die, although probably somewhere I won't mind not being invited back.

J

Most excellent.

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I was perusing tuxedo's online and came across this gem:

http://www.mrporter.com/product/334875

334875_mrp_ou_l.jpg
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