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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

I was already wearing suspenders is it appropriate to wear both suspenders and a cummerbund? The flaring is a non-issue when I stand straight up.
Yes. Not just appropriate, but typical. Also, the picture with the open jacket shows how a cummerbund would have helped.
What happened to the furry purple creature? It had star potential but disappeared after the first photo.
post #617 of 3458
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Originally Posted by JonasAberg View Post

I was under the impression that a dinner jacket should always be buttoned (when standing) as it creates a dramatic white triangle, contrasting with the surrounding black, emphasizing the wearers face and giving the youthful, strong appearance of broad shoulders and narrow waist.
Wearing it unbuttoned loses the dramatic flair the garment is capable of. That's why I wear it buttoned.

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Nothing wrong with buttoning your one-button front dinner jacket when standing or walking.
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It amazes me that even at the Emmy's, with all of the professional stylists, pretty much every actor in a Tux was wearing ordinary black dress shoes. Such a disappointment!

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post #619 of 3458
Furthers the puzzlement surrounding the qualifications of a "stylist." I'm just pissed I wasn't the first guy to think of "styling" a celebrity. Gold mine idea.
post #620 of 3458
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

It amazes me that even at the Emmy's, with all of the professional stylists, pretty much every actor in a Tux was wearing ordinary black dress shoes. Such a disappointment!

+1
post #621 of 3458
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Furthers the puzzlement surrounding the qualifications of a "stylist." I'm just pissed I wasn't the first guy to think of "styling" a celebrity. Gold mine idea.

Well most of them are women or gay men and more interested in fashion than style. It would be like if on this forum the SW&D-only crowd were hired to dress people for black tie events. Bad stylists and designers (in all fields) force their personal style onto their clients.
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What say you about these lapels?

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post

What say you about these lapels?

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What exactly about the lapels? They look a little wide to me.
post #624 of 3458
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

What exactly about the lapels? They look a little wide to me.

Yes. I am not one to shy away from wide lapels. I actually quite like them. However, I am on the fence with these. I do like the cut of the lapels though. Either way, it was cheap, it is midnight blue and I picked it up on a whim. If it does not work out, no big loss.
post #625 of 3458
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

It amazes me that even at the Emmy's, with all of the professional stylists, pretty much every actor in a Tux was wearing ordinary black dress shoes. Such a disappointment!

What kind of black tie shoes do you think would be more appropriate?
post #626 of 3458
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post

Yes. I am not one to shy away from wide lapels. I actually quite like them. However, I am on the fence with these. I do like the cut of the lapels though. Either way, it was cheap, it is midnight blue and I picked it up on a whim. If it does not work out, no big loss.

Personally I don't like bellied lapels, but many do.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Personally I don't like bellied lapels, but many do.

Including me. smile.gif
post #628 of 3458
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post

Including me. smile.gif

Me too. I think the jacket looks great.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Personally I don't like bellied lapels, but many do.

I like them on DB, but not so much on single. My own DB has very straight lapels, and I think it looks a bit sad. I'll probably upgrade when I have more opportunities to actually use it.
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post

Including me. smile.gif

Then rock 'em! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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