I wore my outfit I specified earlier in the thread, last night. It was the midnight blue velvet jacket with subtle geometric pattern with smokey mother of pearl buttons and a white linen pocket square in a sort of triple peak but very close together configuration along with tuxedo trousers, cummerbund and bow tie, all satin. I had spit shined sleek pointed chelsea boots, white suspenders and a fly front contrast bib tuxedo shirt that was more on the casual side of tuxedo shirts. I also worse silk/nylon hose and for outerwear, I had a charcoal herringbone with black velvet collar SB Chesterfield and grey suede satin lined gloves. Someone asked for pictures of the jacket about a month ago, I will try and post some of the outfit and jacket as the photos roll in.
For reference, I am 24 and was in the Meatpacking District of NYC. I don't ever really go to Meatpacking but it is synonymous with pricey clubs for finance guys around my age. It's a pretty trashy area in that "it's super exclusive in that guys are not welcome without women to balance hookup ratios and everything is expensive" sort of trashy way as opposed to "wow this place looks like it isn't up to fire code and I think that man might be dead" trashy. I associate it with finance jerks and girls who will groupie for bottle service. It can pretty fun, but also it's not. Really depends on state of mind and that state of mind usually shifts after a couple of hours.
Anyway, a couple (maybe 3 or 4) guys were in tuxedos. One guy immediately made eye contact and was like "I like your tux" I said I liked his also. A couple other people throughout the night said I looked really classy or made tux brotherhood eye contact (not everyone who liked the look was wearing tuxes). The range of dress was shirts and/or sweaters to navy jackets to suits. I got what I wanted out of dressing up; the enjoyment of doing so and the mutual acknowledgement of others who also enjoyed doing so. Which is silly, but who cares. It's also fun. Also it was an open bar but I don't think I drank as much as my ticket cost. I was there with my girlfriend and her friends, so it was not like I went there with any expectations except the knowledge of exactly what the scene was going to be like.
Originally Posted by OTM
I'd be very interested in seeing pictures of that coat, but, surprisingly, I like what I'm reading! It seems like you have really done your homework.
EDIT: Some photos
Edited by Sam H - 1/1/14 at 8:55pm