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What to Wear: The Black Tie Wedding
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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations - Page 280post #4187 of 48593/3/16 at 8:33amQuote:
Just to be clear, I was trying to help with identify the right picture of the event as @tbrock mentioned notch lapel, wing collar etc... whilst the VP was wearing peak lapel and turn down.
And whilst you can be over critical about fit and cut, the jacket has the right details for example (lapels, pockets)post #4188 of 48593/8/16 at 3:56pmpost #4189 of 48593/8/16 at 4:15pmQuote:
Awesome. You'll find excuses to wear it to other events too. I got mine 3 years ago and have worn it about 15 times. Only one was mandatory black tie, a couple were black tie preferred, and the rest were black tie optional where I could have easily worn a suit if I didn't have the tuxedo.post #4190 of 48593/8/16 at 7:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by archibaldleach
Awesome. You'll find excuses to wear it to other events too. I got mine 3 years ago and have worn it about 15 times. Only one was mandatory black tie, a couple were black tie preferred, and the rest were black tie optional where I could have easily worn a suit if I didn't have the tuxedo.
Yeah, I figured as much. It's about 1.5k. I think I'm fine on the shoes (some C&Js, nothing fancy; I wanted Lobb monk straps, but hard to justify), but it'll take about 2k overall to round it out - planning to support Kent Wang on the cummerbund and tie.
The woman I'm seeing makes dolling up look effortless, so this might be an excuse for a nice date in between the weddings.post #4191 of 48593/8/16 at 11:30pmpost #4192 of 48593/9/16 at 6:03ampost #4193 of 48593/9/16 at 7:12amI think what I budgeted is pretty reasonable for something I'll likely have for a lifetime and maybe wear once or twice a year. I'm fine on the cufflinks, the balance of the budget will be the tie, cummerbund, and shirt.
Also, I was joking about the monk straps. I do want G&G, EG or Lobb ones at some point, but obviously not for black tie.
I think Foo mentioned earlier in the thread that these sort of events are for the women to stand out. I want to be as positively boring, toe the line, get out of the way as possible.
I get crap from my friends because I usually wear American Apparel or Lulu Lemon workout cloths on one hand or boring suits on the other. I rather like not being a clown that sticks out.post #4194 of 48593/9/16 at 7:27ampost #4195 of 48593/9/16 at 7:28ampost #4196 of 48593/9/16 at 12:35pmpost #4197 of 48593/10/16 at 1:22pmpost #4198 of 48593/10/16 at 2:17pmQuote:Originally Posted by skier12
Some black tie pics from White House dinners.
Cooper, Cuban and Cook look to be the best dressed amongst men. Tiffany Cuban and Sheryl Sandberg are always perfectly dressed - would snuggle.
I also thought Goldman paid wellpost #4199 of 48593/12/16 at 10:14amQuote:Originally Posted by skier12
Some black tie pics from White House dinners.
Whoever Alberto Vourvoulias is, he appears to have borrowed a tuxedo from Ted Cruz. And I have to concur about Sheryl Sandberg.post #4200 of 48593/12/16 at 6:08pm
I put my rig together for a similar price:
$175 for a NWT Caruso peak lapel tux w/ flat front pants on eBay (seller didn't know what they had)
$75 pre-owned Cheaney wholecut oxfords on eBay
$40 new Drakes button in suspenders on eBay
$25 NWOT David Donahue pique tux shirt new without tags on eBay
$35 R Hanauer bow tie new at local store
$15 Pre-owned MOP studs on eBay
$10 Saks Silk white pocket square from Saks Off Fifth
$115 for tux & shirt alterations
I did splurge on some ST Dupont cufflinks to go with my rig but I don't count them in the tux cost cause I wear them to work often as well. I also just got a BB diamond tip tie to switch things up a bit. I also choose to go no-cumberbund, but I'll probably pick one up at some point.
Anyone interested in the same Caruso tux deal I got, there are a few left in 40L and 42L- PM me and I can lead you to the mother lode. I had 2 other friends buy the same tux at the same price. I even thought about buying and flipping them here or on eBay but decided not to take the risk.
Edited by dwlbu - 3/13/16 at 5:41am
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