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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Gentlemen,

I'm taking the Duchess to my golf club for a summer ball, it is a 007 Casino Royale themed evening this Saturday. While used to black tie events might I, tastefully, give a nod to the theme without being OTT? 99% will sport the usual, should I go white tux? Or velvet blue? My nod to the 007 is traditional black tie with red rose or carnation.

Any assistance appreciated, marvellous.
post #2 of 13

Both excellent choices, but I'm leaning towards the velvet blue tux.

post #3 of 13

Why not wear a dark navy blue tux?

post #4 of 13
A velvet tux sounds awful in the summer, and I don't think velvet belongs when going to events - it is one thing if you are hosting something.

Go with the normal tux.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Unusually, for the UK, we are experiencing hot and sunny weather so the velvet option isn't appealing. White tux good buts little in your face, I fancy midnight blue to be a little different but finding one... So the difference for me maybe the boutonnière?
post #6 of 13
Wanna stand out? Bring Eva Green.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

A velvet tux sounds awful in the summer, and I don't think velvet belongs when going to events - it is one thing if you are hosting something.

Go with the normal tux.

This. You could maybe get away with a cream dinner jacket given that it's a Bond themed event, but a well done classic tux will look great. Most people do black tie so poorly that if you show up in totally classic black tie that fits, you're instantly head and shoulders above the rest.

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Wanna stand out? Bring Eva Green.

This is the real right answer.
post #8 of 13
DP, sorry
post #9 of 13
Bond wasn't a regular user of boutonnières but if you do go with the ecru dinner jacket you could try to emulate his rig from the opening scenes of Goldfinger where he has a red carnation with his ecru jacket with peak lapels.

I like the idea of either strict black tie as in Casino Royale or else a perfect translation of the exact rig he wore in some other film.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Bond wasn't a regular user of boutonnières but if you do go with the ecru dinner jacket you could try to emulate his rig from the opening scenes of Goldfinger where he has a red carnation with his ecru jacket with peak lapels.

I like the idea of either strict black tie as in Casino Royale or else a perfect translation of the exact rig he wore in some other film.

Absolutely agreed. The boutonniere itself doesn't mean much; the carnation + cream DJ = Goldfinger, which is a classic scene.

If you're not doing that, just go classic.

And Eva Greene wouldn't hurt.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Wanna stand out? Bring Eva Green.

Because to bring another woman along with your significant other would be true to Bond's character.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Fantastic evening. Went for the classic look. Duchess won well at the roulette table too, but threw it all back on blackack. Marvellous!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


This. You could maybe get away with a cream dinner jacket given that it's a Bond themed event, but a well done classic tux will look great. Most people do black tie so poorly that if you show up in totally classic black tie that fits, you're instantly head and shoulders above the rest.
This is the real right answer.

Roger Moore wore a white dinner jacket to a black tie event in A View to a Kill. It was daytime so it may not work at night.

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