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post #2551 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Tried on a bunch of stuff tonight, my mother of pearl studs while they look quite nice in the jewelry box are very inconspicuous against the white shirt maybe best for white tie or a more solomn less festive event.

I didn't want to wear onyx ones because I feel they are pretty common, so I am leaning towards these.

Thoughts?





J


Very Nice jacket

post #2552 of 3595
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ What exactly is wrong with inconspicuous? Mother of pearl studs are very tasteful and classic.

I'd wear them to a wedding, the opera, or similar, but this is for a Gatsby era gala celebrating the one year anniversary of a theater opening, so I am looking for a bit more impact without being costumey.
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

He's trying to be flashy and funky for a theme party, that's mostly going to be informally attired people, I believe.

Yes, but I assume the actual theatre folk will be equipped, so I need to be on my game just in case.

Not that it's a competition.

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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post


Very Nice jacket

Thank you sir, I love it even though I have not yet worn it out yet, just grabbed it for a try-on since it was out of the closet already since the sleeves need to be done.

J
post #2553 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


Not that it's a competition.

J

This statement confuses me.
post #2554 of 3595
Stupid question, do the bars on the back of shirt studs go north to south, or east to west?

J
post #2555 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Stupid question, do the bars on the back of shirt studs go north to south, or east to west?

J

 

Whatever holds the stud and shirt, together best.  So, perpendicular to the opening would be the most logical conclusion.

post #2556 of 3595
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Whatever holds the stud and shirt, together best.  So, perpendicular to the opening would be the most logical conclusion.

I usually don't futz around with the slider and put the bar perpendicular to the rear hole, then push the thing through like a normal button; I just have an academic curiosity as to how it is supposed to work.

I assume button holes used to be smaller.

J
post #2557 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I usually don't futz around with the slider and put the bar perpendicular to the rear hole, then push the thing through like a normal button; I just have an academic curiosity as to how it is supposed to work.

I assume button holes used to be smaller.

J

I remember someone asking about round holes in his shirt weeks or months ago. I assumed it was something to do with this.

Also, I've got the opera and symphony on the 8 th, and 1 St, respectively, and still haven't come up with any fun ways to mix up my ensemble fit cheap. Any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know where I might find a cummerbund pattern?
post #2558 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I usually don't futz around with the slider and put the bar perpendicular to the rear hole, then push the thing through like a normal button; I just have an academic curiosity as to how it is supposed to work.

My shirt takes five studs, so I wear my three vintage, with sliders in the to three. I futz with them, on an academic level, trying to get the knack of sliding then in from the front. The bottom two are cheapos from the set that came with the shirt, so they have a big disc back, and have to be done like a button through both layers.
post #2559 of 3595
I use vintage MoP ones with no metal around them to pick up the slack since they are pretty incognito.

J
post #2560 of 3595
Better off with notch lapel black overcoat, or DB peak lapel gray one?

I usually wear the black, but was thinking that maybe the gray peak would be an ok alternative.

Having a heck of a time thrifting a nice Chesterfield.

These old bastards need to donate their stuff so that I can put it to good use drinking, carousing, and womanizing.

J
post #2561 of 3595
Did anyone happen to see this piece in Slate - "A field guide to tuxedos"?

I found it to be surprisingly well-written, knowledgeable and enjoyable to read. It wasn't written by anyone around here, was it?
post #2562 of 3595
Excellent article!

J
post #2563 of 3595
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I use vintage MoP ones with no metal around them to pick up the slack since they are pretty incognito.

J

Only my top three show above my waistcoat.
post #2564 of 3595

I just got my tuxedo back from my tailor as I work on getting together my black-tie rig.

 

I have a question: the trousers do not, of course, have belt loops, nor do they have side-tabs or buttons for braces.

 

I would prefer to get buttoned braces (would these be suitable?) so I will have to have buttons added to the trousers. I've done a bit of reading on the topic and am thinking that I'd like the front attachment points to be inside the waistband (in case they'd peek out below my cummerbund if they were fixed outside) and the rear attachment point outside, for comfort when sitting.

 

Your guidance and experience would be greatly appreciated. :)

post #2565 of 3595
It should work either way. Really comes down to preference. Though, if you're worried about them peeking or under your cummerbund, you are probably playing it very close to the wire with your proportions.

Button braces are always suitable. I've started putting the buttons on all of my pants.
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