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post #2236 of 3225
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Anything on a mannequin, or catalogue/posed photo for that matter, can be made to look very different from how it will actually wear. I'm not saying that one won't have some structure, but the mannequin picture is no guarantee... There is nothing stopping the photographer from putting some padding on those shoulders.

As I have learned from some ill-advised eBay purchases... It's easy to pin a garment to give it some shape and structure when it only needs to look good from one angle.
post #2237 of 3225
Your points are noted. I'll be sure to try any on in person.

J
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I actually want mine for lounging at home, primarily, so it would work just fine for me - though I might want it shaped a bit, just because I like my robes snug.

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Going to a roaring 20s themed gala in a few weeks.

Ideas?

J
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Wear a tux. Bring a dame with nice gams.
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Going to a roaring 20s themed gala in a few weeks.

Ideas?

J
A White Tie (detachable wing collar, stiff front) shirt would be about the only item differentiating the 20s from today. Not to say that soft front, turn down collar shirts weren't worn but the White Tie shirt was the choice of most.
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Well, that part goes without saying, but I was asking more about styles or accessories that might give a hint to the era.

I'll likely wear vintage studs and such.

J
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

A White Tie (detachable wing collar, stiff front) shirt would be about the only item differentiating the 20s from today. Not to say that soft front, turn down collar shirts weren't worn but the White Tie shirt was the choice of most.

Cool. Thanks.

J
post #2244 of 3225

Not a picture from the Roaring Twenties, but a picture of my Father (second from left) at a wedding in San Francisco around 1930.

post #2245 of 3225
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Well, that part goes without saying, but I was asking more about styles or accessories that might give a hint to the era.

I'll likely wear vintage studs and such.

J

What are you thoughts on vintage studs? I can't figure out the right kind to get for my black / white tie rigs.

I want to get something besides just plain black, but I can't tell what would look good but not distract from the formality of white tie. What kinds of studs do you all wear? Also, I need studs with larger backs because whenever I wear them they seem to fall out of my shirt. Not sure if that's a problem with the shirt, the studs, or me...
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Going to a roaring 20s themed gala in a few weeks.

Ideas?

J

 

You mean aside from borrowing my waistcoat? :bigstar: You could go with a marcella vest, and high wing collar, or completely the other way, with a cummerbund, and turn down.  Cummerbunds were new, and very fashionable, in the 20's.  You could wear black and white spectators, if you want to be tongue in cheek - I think that depends how "gala" it is, vs. how "costume."

 

Some Art Deco links and/or studs would help.  A Homburg, of course!  Fat lapels, if you have a DJ with that feature.  White DJ's arrived in the 30's, so avoid being one of the people who will, inevitably, confuse Casablanca with the 20's.  It also doesn't go with the wing collar shirt you plan to wear.

 

Care to fly me out, and take me as your guest?  Failing that, a lady in a flapper dress, something like the white one my wife is sporting in one of my recent photos.  Wear such a woman on your arm, and your own efforts will be delightfully overlooked.

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@Midnight Blue, would there be any bow tie shapes more, or less, accurate to the 1920's, for @J011yroger's theme fit?

post #2248 of 3225
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Originally Posted by sftiger View Post

What are you thoughts on vintage studs? I can't figure out the right kind to get for my black / white tie rigs.

I want to get something besides just plain black, but I can't tell what would look good but not distract from the formality of white tie. What kinds of studs do you all wear? Also, I need studs with larger backs because whenever I wear them they seem to fall out of my shirt. Not sure if that's a problem with the shirt, the studs, or me...

I like mother of pearl, I have a goldtone and onyx set, but I think they look kind of...forced?

J
post #2249 of 3225
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

You mean aside from borrowing my waistcoat? bigstar%5B1%5D.gif You could go with a marcella vest, and high wing collar, or completely the other way, with a cummerbund, and turn down.  Cummerbunds were new, and very fashionable, in the 20's.  You could wear black and white spectators, if you want to be tongue in cheek - I think that depends how "gala" it is, vs. how "costume."

Some Art Deco links and/or studs would help.  A Homburg, of course!  Fat lapels, if you have a DJ with that feature.  White DJ's arrived in the 30's, so avoid being one of the people who will, inevitably, confuse Casablanca with the 20's.  It also doesn't go with the wing collar shirt you plan to wear.

Care to fly me out, and take me as your guest?  Failing that, a lady in a flapper dress, something like the white one my wife is sporting in one of my recent photos.  Wear such a woman on your arm, and your own efforts will be delightfully overlooked.

I'd love a set of black and white spectators to go with my black peak lapel chalkstripe suit, but couldn't bring myself to wear them with black tie.

Both my peak dinner jackets have normal width lapels, so maybe I'll wear a shawl?


J
post #2250 of 3225
Excellent picture Roy!

J
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