Most of us seldom have the opportunity to dress up in black-tie or white-tie. As a consequence, formal fit pics in the thrift/discount thread are fairly rare.
In the interest of comparing and sharing and maybe striking up a bit of competitive spirit, I thought it would be nice to compile formal thrift/discount fit pics here. Who knows -- maybe this can provide a nice compendium from which to nominate for yearly formal thrift fit awards, similar to the cheapies? The great diversity of styles and tastes in the brag thread showcases SW&D and MC and everything in between, but the more confined scope of formal wear provides a unique opportunity for comparison. Regardless of competition, feel free to post your best black-tie or white-tie thrift/discount fit pics!
Only rule: At least one visible formalwear item must have been thrifted or bought on deep discount, either by you or by a fellow member who traded or hooked you up. Please state which items in the fit are thrifted / discounted, so we can appreciate.
I guess I'll start with one I'll likely have a hard time topping, from December 2012:
Jacket: Bespoke Japanese-made smoking jacket, thrifted by Ruben
PS: Century 21
Studs, links & tie: Free, store was closing