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post #2761 of 3595
The other bits are easy. Nice deal smile.gif
post #2762 of 3595
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

The salesman rang me up and told me that nobody comes in there looking for a tux and the fact that the only two were in my size amused us both. It was meant to be.

Now I need to get everything else.

 

Congrats on the find!

post #2763 of 3595
I wore a morning suit for my wedding last year. Wish I had more occasion to wear it since.....
post #2764 of 3595
Don't scrimp on the shoes and reserve them to wear exclusively with the tux. Whole cuts or pumps in calf with a professional high gloss shine.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

I wore a morning suit for my wedding last year. Wish I had more occasion to wear it since.....
Move to London or Tokyo. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

Don't scrimp on the shoes and reserve them to wear exclusively with the tux. Whole cuts or pumps in calf with a professional high gloss shine.

I would go for plain toe oxfords over wholecuts. Pumps work well too as you said.
post #2767 of 3595
I'm going for alligator wholecuts with silk laces smile.gif
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I know. I am a lunatic, but now that I have the tuxedo I just want to finish the whole look ASAP...even though I do not have an event anytime soon.

I know I need:
- Tuxedo shoes
- Cumberbund (sp?) and bow tie
- Studs
- Braces

But part of me wants to add an ivory dinner jacket to the collection. Any ideas for a good maker? The only one I have seen is made by Armani and it was silk and wool and right around $1900.

I currently have one event a year on my calendar which I could easily justify my tuxedo (especially at the price I paid).

Any thoughts- ps...I live in Florida.
post #2769 of 3595
Does a "Gala" imply "black tie?"

I am trying to find black tie events to attend in the Orlando- Tampa area for 2014 and many of these events do not stipulate the formality.

Many thanks!
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I would think it implies black-tie, but I'm pretty sure there will be a range of formality.
post #2771 of 3595
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

Does a "Gala" imply "black tie?"

I would say so.

I have a gala event coming up, and I'm going in a tux.
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

Does a "Gala" imply "black tie?"

I am trying to find black tie events to attend in the Orlando- Tampa area for 2014 and many of these events do not stipulate the formality.

Many thanks!

"Gala" is a word that gets thrown around, often by hosts who may not understand the formality the word implies (or at least used to). Contact the host to be sure. If you're actively seeking events where black tie is the dress, seek out museum benefits and the like.

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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

Does a "Gala" imply "black tie?"

I am trying to find black tie events to attend in the Orlando- Tampa area for 2014 and many of these events do not stipulate the formality.

Many thanks!


In the small city in Michigan where I live I attend the local orchestra concerts in Black Tie. Hardly anyone else is dressed anywhere near in formality to me but it feels like a proper event to me and I get compliments. Sometimes you just have to choose events to dress for.
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I know. I am a lunatic, but now that I have the tuxedo I just want to finish the whole look ASAP...even though I do not have an event anytime soon.

I know I need:
- Tuxedo shoes
- Cumberbund (sp?) and bow tie
- Studs
- Braces

I have several bow ties in different shapes, but they're all satin, and I wanted one in grosgrain to match the lapels on my tuxes. I purchased one from Sam Hober and couldn't be happier. http://www.samhober.com/italian-faille-silk-bow-ties/ Like everything else they offer, you specify exactly what you want -- shape, width, length, etc. It's great having a tie that is the perfect length for me without the slide/hook adjusters.
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Originally Posted by 518aata View Post

It's great having a tie that is the perfect length for me without the slide/hook adjusters.
QFT. While on my honeymoon, I picked up a fitted black satin bow tie in Glasgow of all places; it makes me feel an order of magnitude more spiffy than the old metal-adorned adjustable thing I used before. Like double-sided cuff links and a hand-rolled pocket square, it's one of the little touches that really turns the dial to eleven. I've heard nothing but excellent things about Hober.
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