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Thought I'd post my Halloween costume, from last weekend in Las Vegas. Halloween in Las Vegas is something to behold!

 


The not-regulation bow tie has ghosts on it and it glows in the dark!

 

Then the next night, serving as arm-candy for my wife:

 


It was a fun weekend in Sin City!

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Opinions on this Dinner Jacket?

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Opinions on this Dinner Jacket?

It looks like a midnight blue silk with maybe a jacquard pattern? I rather like it. If the pants match, though, I think that would be a bit much. But I'd wear the jacket.

 

What you did to obscure your face, though, is unpleasant.

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It's heavyweight Black Barathea with matching pants with braid and grosgrain facings.

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It's heavyweight Black Barathea with matching pants with braid and grosgrain facings.


So is there a tone-on-tone pattern? And it's fascinating how it really does look blue on my monitor. Sorry about that!

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Yeah, and real heavy silk grosgrain lapels. Come to think of it, my tailor remarked that the fabric weight is similar to over-coating material today. I found it in a thrift shop, which is a real steal considering I'm a size 34 and that's hard to find even on retail.

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Yeah, and real heavy silk grosgrain lapels. Come to think of it, my tailor remarked that the fabric weight is similar to over-coating material today. I found it in a thrift shop, which is a real steal considering I'm a size 34 and that's hard to find even on retail.


Very cool. Well, I think it looks good. Wear it often!

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There are moments where I actually find myself considering something like this.


Where this from?
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France, where overdressed dog walking abounds.
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I'm getting my tailor to cut open a Milanese buttonhole, was going to wear a White Boutonniere but I opted out of it. It was a end of the year Law dinner.

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Got my dinner jacket back, with a boutonniere hole cut open; tailor couldn't do a Milanese buttonhole, he said the Grosgrain facings were wayyy tooooo thick. Choice of three lapel pins :)

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Is the event truly "Black Tie" or is it more optional? I have a bit of  a free spirit and appreciate "too each his own", but was faced with a similar conundrum last week. A formal Black Tie event and whether to adlib or not. The vast majority wouldn't know any different, nor care, but if you are a staunch believer in classic good taste the tuxedo should not be monkeyed with. The white flower would be your only choice of the three. Again, based on what I saw last week at a pretty haughty affair, you can do whatever the heck you want. You only need to answer to yourself, how do you feel about taking liberties with the formalities. I chose to stick to the rules and for me that was good. No one noticed my clothing beyond the exceptional fit and my dashing great looks.;) 

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It was a 'formal dinner'. Everyone else either had neckties or tissues stuffed in in lieu of pocket squares. I wore it without a waist covering - (travesty I know) but the pants were cut high enough that no one would notice. I didn't have the boutonniere hole opened up then so I didn't want to wear anything for fear of damaging the Grosgrain lapels. I did make the eccentric choice of wearing whole-cut booties...

 

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