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post #16 of 25

Wear the cummerbund or vest. Its function is to prevent the white of the shirt from peaking out below the jacket buttoning point, as well as hiding the pant waist if the jacket is unbuttoned. It prevents cutting the body in half visually, which helps the wearer look taller. If you don't want to wear a cummerbund, you can always go with a double-breasted jacket.

 

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Originally Posted by RTenenbaum View Post

Thank you for the replies. I wanted to go for a less traditional black tie look (if that's not an oxymoron). I think any color cummerbund other than black makes the wearer look like a waiter. As the bow tie typically matches the cummerbund, though, this would limit me to a black tie. Would a black cummerbund with a black and silver paisley bow tie be alright, even though it wouldn't match the cummerbund, strictly speaking?

 

Please avoid trying to do "less traditional black tie." This usually ends up terrible, with the wearer looking like he is going to the prom. I wore a silver paisley cummerbund and bow tie to my high school prom, BTW. So few people actually do black tie properly that, if you do, you will end up looking distinctive.

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Wear the cummerbund or vest. Its function is to prevent the white of the shirt from peaking out below the jacket buttoning point, as well as hiding the pant waist if the jacket is unbuttoned. It prevents cutting the body in half visually, which helps the wearer look taller. If you don't want to wear a cummerbund, you can always go with a double-breasted jacket.



By this reasoning should one wear a codpiece to conceal other things from peeking out below the belt?
post #18 of 25
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By this reasoning should one wear a codpiece to conceal other things from peeking out below the belt?

If your dick is bright white like your shirt and for some ridiculous reason your pants have a huge hole in the crotch, sure.

If it isn't obvious, your analogy is awful.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post


By this reasoning should one wear a codpiece to conceal other things from peeking out below the belt?

It isn't just my reasoning: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Waist.htm
post #20 of 25
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

This sums up what I have to say about the paisley bow tie.

post #21 of 25
I don't think many people pull of a cummerbund well though. I'd advice a waistcoat as most people don't do DB well either.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

I don't think many people pull of a cummerbund well though. I'd advice a waistcoat as most people don't do DB well either.

 

What is there to "pull off"? Black tie, black cummerbund. Strap it on and off you go!

 

Although I will agree that a low cut vest looks better, I think it's more a matter of personal preference.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

I don't think many people pull of a cummerbund well though. I'd advice a waistcoat as most people don't do DB well either.

I do like the vest look better, but it is so much harder to get a decent vest. Just finding one that is low-cut is a challenge, and then good luck getting it to match the rest of the outfit. If it has a wool body, then it better match the suit material.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by codeman92190 View Post

What is there to "pull off"? Black tie, black cummerbund. Strap it on and off you go!

Although I will agree that a low cut vest looks better, I think it's more a matter of personal preference.

Personally I think cummerbunds looks nicer on slim waists or people with a rather athletic figure.
post #25 of 25
Everyone looks better with a vest or cummerbund than without. They create the optical illusion of slimness. smile.gif
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