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post #451 of 3500
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

English officers, perhaps because of the infernal Indian heat, or perhaps because of their penchant for going native, replaced their semi-formal waistcoats for black tie with an Indian sash called a kamarband.

Even with all the tasty food, you still speak ill of my homeland. How dare you smile.gif
post #452 of 3500
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Thanks for the insight, B. I really do wonder, however, if he had any idea what he is (paying homage to?) channeling when he put the sash on. Perhaps he just thought it an interesting dash of panache? As other posters have mentioned it accompanies a rather disheveled ensemble. Then again, his Godfather is Prince Albert, so I suppose anything is possible...

Well, some people just have old things from their relatives, living or dead. I doubt that he bought the sash.

I think it likely that ou have already put more thought into what he is wearing than did he.

As for where to get one today, I have no idea. The last time I saw one in a store was in Tripler many years ago.
post #453 of 3500
I think that sash actually looks pretty cool, although agreed that it would look better tied a little higher. Would probably look nice with black tie in the summer.

Now all I need to do is acquire one... Too bad none of my relatives were British officers in colonial India. That would make things much simpler.
post #454 of 3500

Full dress?

 

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Black tie done right?

 

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post #455 of 3500
Would I be proper in these? (the toe is calf, not patent)

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post #456 of 3500
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Would I be proper in these? (the toe is calf, not patent)
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No.
post #457 of 3500
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Originally Posted by recondite View Post

Full dress?

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Black tie done right?

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That would be a no.
post #458 of 3500
Would this black Aquascutum coat be an acceptable garment to wear over a dinner suit in most cool/cold/wet weather situations?

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post #459 of 3500

Why not?

 

With white silk scarf and appropriate hat, say a Homburg or Lord's hat, and you would be suitably attired. You would only need some nice gloves.
 

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Would this black Aquascutum coat be an acceptable garment to wear over a dinner suit in most cool/cold/wet weather situations?
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post #460 of 3500

It would be nice to own a tux but it's impractical nowadays.

post #461 of 3500
^New here, much?

Over at Politico there's some photos of the White House state dinner last night. Interesting to me was how few peak lapels there were, although it looks like Joe did his part.
post #462 of 3500
I am getting married next summer. Both myself and my brother (best man) will be wearing morning wear. It may well be the only time in my life I will have a chance to wear it, so Im going for it.
post #463 of 3500
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

I am getting married next summer. Both myself and my brother (best man) will be wearing morning wear. It may well be the only time in my life I will have a chance to wear it, so Im going for it.

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post #464 of 3500
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Originally Posted by duggyald View Post

It would be nice to own a tux but it's impractical nowadays.

You'd be surprised at how cheaply you can pick one up and how often you will actually wear it. I currently go to 3-5 black tie events a year. Most of my friends now own their own and we routinely don them for various functions. -- I live in the Midwest.
post #465 of 3500
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No.

They just went from a maybe to an INSTAKOP.
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