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post #481 of 2692
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

Haven't really seen any, but perhaps some of the English shirt makers discussed here from time to time do one. However I'm curious: Why would you want/need one for black tie? White tie I understand, but for black tie it seems like more trouble than it's worth.

Well, really I need it for white tie, but ideally I'd like to use it for both which is the advantage of having a couple of collars.
post #482 of 2692
unless you go custom/bespoke, it's very hard to get a proper winged, detacheable collar shirt.

Brooks Brothers golden fleece makes one, but the fit is so blousy that it's practically useless.
post #483 of 2692
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

unless you go custom/bespoke, it's very hard to get a proper winged, detacheable collar shirt.
Brooks Brothers golden fleece makes one, but the fit is so blousy that it's practically useless.

Yeah, that is why I am not just going with that. Has anyone bought one and had it cut down to a reasonable proportions by a tailor?
post #484 of 2692
There's a maker of period costume that has a slim RTW formal tunic shirt...forget the name.

The much-maligned Fedora Lounge will have an answer, from their 1920s cosplay members.

Or you could PM Carl from CEGO to see if he would make a version for you with standard sizing.
post #485 of 2692
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

To get back to black tie, is there a choice in detachable collared shirts available besides the BB shirt?

I just discovered this today. http://www.bespokecollars.com/

It looks like it might be worth a try. He also does bespoke stiff collars. BTW the prices are in AUS$
post #486 of 2692
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I hate to say it, but Michelle Obama might be the worst dressed First Lady ever.

DasRacist.
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Rick Santorum, not content to alienate all thinking people, now moves to offend all who care about dressing well.

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Originally Posted by Parterre View Post

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Rick Santorum, not content to alienate all thinking people, now moves to offend all who care about dressing well.

Though based on where his eyes are, it looks like he's finally going to try and trade his dial-up for some DSL.
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Rick Santorum, not content to alienate all thinking people, now moves to offend all who care about dressing well.
I'm outta water AND breadsticks and he's loading his masturbation-rolodex for an orgy of onanism. Sheesh, the help these days.
post #490 of 2692
Just an observation that seemed like it belonged here more than anywhere else...I went to see Luisa Miller at La Scala last night, which was lovely, but did not see anyone wearing black tie, orchestra included. I saw one guy wearing a tuxedo jacket and jeans, but that was as close as anyone came. I asked casually whether one might see some dinner jackets if it were a weekend performance, but was told no. Incidentally, despite the absence of semi-formal evening wear, most men were quite well dressed, including a much larger share of black shoes than I would have expected in Italy.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Just an observation that seemed like it belonged here more than anywhere else...I went to see Luisa Miller at La Scala last night, which was lovely, but did not see anyone wearing black tie, orchestra included. I saw one guy wearing a tuxedo jacket and jeans, but that was as close as anyone came. I asked casually whether one might see some dinner jackets if it were a weekend performance, but was told no. Incidentally, despite the absence of semi-formal evening wear, most men were quite well dressed, including a much larger share of black shoes than I would have expected in Italy.

They only do for first nights nowadays: (A milanese high ranked politician) 458

And more pictures here: http://milano.corriere.it/gallery/milano/12-2011/scala/3/scala-politici-vip-prima_8309d630-20fa-11e1-80f3-2318928b83f9.shtml#1
post #492 of 2692
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Originally Posted by duggyald View Post

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


In what way do you mean impractical? If price, I got my entire first outfit for black tie on Ebay for $80.00. You can get great pieces at wonderful prices if you look. If you mean lack of places to wear a tux, make a decision that you will wear it at least a couple times a year. An obvious choice is New Years Eve. Look for local events like an orchestra concert and wear it there. The first time I did it took some nerve but I got great reactions and now do it several times a year.
post #493 of 2692
I think I will start wearing white tie fr dinner when I have guests over, you know, to see if anyone comments.

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Does anyone here dress their young ones in black tie?
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Yes or no?
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