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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by smileyjax View Post

I mean something like this on top.  Would it be ok to wear black twill chinos as pants or would formal dress pants be better?


bro...neither....chinos are not formal...
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by smileyjax View Post

I mean something like this on top.  Would it be ok to wear black twill chinos as pants or would formal dress pants be better?


That's a bad miss.

Unless you are taking drink orders -- and you are required to do so by your employer on pain of being fired -- it is never proper to dress like this.

Yes, I know that some people do. But it is wrong per all the rules and norms associated with tailored clothing. It is bits of a tuxedo/dinner jacket (which is true "semi-formal" wear in the most correct usage of the term). Tuxedos aka "black tie" have perhaps the most detailed and generally accepted rules of any area of men's clothing. Among other things you always wear a jacket. Going around in just a vest is just not done and looks ridiculous, especially to anyone at all familiar with black tie.

So in answer to your question, no, it is not OK to wear either black twill chinos or "formal dress pants" (whatever you conceive those to be). Probably your best bet is not to wear any pants at all. This may, just, be enough to distract people from noticing that you are wearing half of a tuxedo.

For further info, http://www.blacktieguide.com
post #33 of 36
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That's a bad miss.
Unless you are taking drink orders -- and you are required to do so by your employer on pain of being fired -- it is never proper to dress like this.
Yes, I know that some people do. But it is wrong per all the rules and norms associated with tailored clothing. It is bits of a tuxedo/dinner jacket (which is true "semi-formal" wear in the most correct usage of the term). Tuxedos aka "black tie" have perhaps the most detailed and generally accepted rules of any area of men's clothing. Among other things you always wear a jacket. Going around in just a vest is just not done and looks ridiculous, especially to anyone at all familiar with black tie.
So in answer to your question, no, it is not OK to wear either black twill chinos or "formal dress pants" (whatever you conceive those to be). Probably your best bet is not to wear any pants at all. This may, just, be enough to distract people from noticing that you are wearing half of a tuxedo.
For further info, http://www.blacktieguide.com


Ok, maybe I worded it wrong.  The intent was not to walk around to any event dressed like that.  The intent of my question was if you were really to wear that to a snooker competition, would it be ok to wear black twill pants or would it match formal dress pants more.

 

Black twill pants as in the slim type with a bit of stretch.

post #34 of 36
I don't know the snooker dress code, but I assume you should wear the pants that are the most comfortable.
post #35 of 36
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I don't know the snooker dress code, but I assume you should wear the pants that are the most comfortable.

The most comfortable would be black sweatpants lol
post #36 of 36
Your terminology is badly off, and that's part of the problem.

White tie is formal.
Black tie is semi-formal.
Business-appropriate suit w/ tie is conservative business dress.
Khakis and sweater/blazer are business casual.
The pants you describe are casual. Being black does not make them semi-formal.


Tapatalk -- please excuse minor errors.
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