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post #136 of 643
I bought a RLPL black tux and flew home with it. I can't wait to wear it, but I still need to have the buttonholes stitched on the sleeves. I know I'll need it sometime soon and I'll have to rush it to my tailor and pleas with him to get it done in time. It's inevitable.

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Black tie is mostly doesn't happen in Canada.

Isn't a Canadian tux on equal standing? happy.gif
post #137 of 643
I'm in the "not gonna happen" camp for the loafers. Really, that's the only truly surprising requirement in that list. If anything, I'd venture to say that, were someone to ask me for a list of things defining the poorly dressed, loafers would come out right at the top.
post #138 of 643
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These are rare. I have been to a few. More frequently parties than dinners and fewer of both over the years (reflecting the times and my declining popularity). Most common uses now are charity and professional events and weddings. These are not uncommon and while charity and professional events are more frequently becoming "business" or "cocktail" attire, black tie weddings seem on the uptick.

Do you mind me asking what part of the country you're in and the age of the people in the weddings you're talking about? I've been to a ton of weddings in the past 5 years, probably 15 or so, none black tie. Some had grooms and groomsmen in horrific rented getups, with the high buttoning vest, etc.. But I don't think I have ever been to any occasion where even one man has been wearing correct, elegant, semi-formal evening dress. It's possible there was somebody at the one formal I went to in college, but I can't remember far back enough to know.
post #139 of 643
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I went to private black tie party earlier this year but, surprise surprise, it was organized through SF. Good time.
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Do you mind me asking what part of the country you're in and the age of the people in the weddings you're talking about? I've been to a ton of weddings in the past 5 years, probably 15 or so, none black tie. Some had grooms and groomsmen in horrific rented getups, with the high buttoning vest, etc.. But I don't think I have ever been to any occasion where even one man has been wearing correct, elegant, semi-formal evening dress. It's possible there was somebody at the one formal I went to in college, but I can't remember far back enough to know.
NYC. I am not sure what the age of the people in the weddings has to do with anything. The black tie ones have been for both adults and twenty somethings (swidt) (and combinations). Except for middle aged people, it is usually the parents who are paying (for the black-tie ones, in particular). I am not saying they are always black-tie. Most aren't. But plenty are.
post #141 of 643
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I went to private black tie party earlier this year but, surprise surprise, it was organized through SF. Good time.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

These are rare. I have been to a few. More frequently parties than dinners and fewer of both over the years (reflecting the times and my declining popularity). Most common uses now are charity and professional events and weddings. These are not uncommon and while charity and professional events are more frequently becoming "business" or "cocktail" attire, black tie weddings seem on the uptick.
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post #142 of 643
Thread Starter 
it was a friday night, tho
post #143 of 643
Sadly I was not invited else there would be a once-used tux hanging in my closet right now smile.gif
post #144 of 643
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it was a friday night, tho
ok, then
post #145 of 643
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This is true - most of the lawyers and lobbyists I know do have a black tie rig. My social circles are not uber-rich aristocrats, but I think most of my friends make over 100k. Which isn't a huge huge amount, but it's well more than the median American. I don't know what percentile 100k would be, maybe 90th? Anyway, while some of them have black tie rigs, nobody would ever even dream of hosting a black tie dinner at their house, or really organizing any kind of black tie event themselves. Was it ever thus? What percent of American males in, say, 1925, would have a black tie rig? To me it seems like the number has gotten low enough that its complete disappearance is all but inevitable. But if the numbers were always this low, maybe I'm wrong.

maybe we could have one, oh i dont know, on sep. 10th?
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These are rare. I have been to a few. More frequently parties than dinners and fewer of both over the years (reflecting the times and my declining popularity). Most common uses now are charity and professional events and weddings. These are not uncommon and while charity and professional events are more frequently becoming "business" or "cocktail" attire, black tie weddings seem on the uptick.

i doubt that.
post #146 of 643
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Do you mind me asking what part of the country you're in and the age of the people in the weddings you're talking about? I've been to a ton of weddings in the past 5 years, probably 15 or so, none black tie. Some had grooms and groomsmen in horrific rented getups, with the high buttoning vest, etc.. But I don't think I have ever been to any occasion where even one man has been wearing correct, elegant, semi-formal evening dress. It's possible there was somebody at the one formal I went to in college, but I can't remember far back enough to know.

to date, i have only had one wedding i was invited to call for black tie, and it was optional.
post #147 of 643
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You need something that can go with all your odd jackets in all seasons, and the loafer does that.

And the loafer is:

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post #148 of 643
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I'm in the "not gonna happen" camp for the loafers. Really, that's the only truly surprising requirement in that list. If anything, I'd venture to say that, were someone to ask me for a list of things defining the poorly dressed, loafers would come out right at the top.

Couldn't agree more. I pretty much think there is always a better looking option than a loafer. They just come across as somebody lazy who wants to look stylish.
post #149 of 643
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+1
post #150 of 643
Is this a quiz?

Is the answer 'hideous'?
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