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post #151 of 192
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
First of all, let me say that the First picture is not very flattering look. It may be the camera angle (everybody else around here blames it, so you can too! ), but you look like you've got a big head, is 5" tall, and has a 12" drop with two twiggy sticks for legs. The pose you strike reminds me of an ex-forumite (forgot his name) who has a body-builder physique and always look funny in posts.

You would have done better going with a black bowtie. The silver colored bowtie you've got on is huge, and just brings attention to the head/neck area (making you "top heavy")

I'm not a fan, at all, of a tuxedo shirt being patterned like yours. And if you are going with such traditional looks, why skimp on the shirt studs?

Please tell me you are NOT wearing a pair of monkstraps?

Drzzt, I was thinking the exact same thing.

The OP should have indeed gotten pleated pants to fill out his legs some.
post #152 of 192
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
First of all, let me say that the First picture is not very flattering look. It may be the camera angle (everybody else around here blames it, so you can too! ), but you look like you've got a big head, is 5" tall, and has a 12" drop with two twiggy sticks for legs. The pose you strike reminds me of an ex-forumite (forgot his name) who has a body-builder physique and always look funny in posts.

You would have done better going with a black bowtie. The silver colored bowtie you've got on is huge, and just brings attention to the head/neck area (making you "top heavy")

I'm not a fan, at all, of a tuxedo shirt being patterned like yours. And if you are going with such traditional looks, why skimp on the shirt studs?

Please tell me you are NOT wearing a pair of monkstraps?

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Originally Posted by M.D. View Post
Are those brown monkstraps?

No worries, I lost the monkstraps in favor of my (unfortunately ugly) black shoes. Let's say that picture was a first draft.
post #153 of 192


Beautiful timepiece, but loose it with evening wear.
post #154 of 192
I'm torn between the decision of a cummerbund or a waistcoat, are there any pros or cons of the two? I have a TaT tuxedo which is a rather fashion forward cut but with traditional detailing and I can't stand wearing it without some waist covering.
post #155 of 192
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Originally Posted by Althis View Post
I'm torn between the decision of a cummerbund or a waistcoat, are there any pros or cons of the two? I have a TaT tuxedo which is a rather fashion forward cut but with traditional detailing and I can't stand wearing it without some waist covering.
Read the section about waist coverings in the Black Tie Guide first. "Either covering may be paired with either style of dinner jacket lapel, but the expert consensus is that the formality and pointed tips of the waistcoat harmonizes best with the angularity of the peaked lapel while the informality and curved outline of the cummerbund best complements the streamlined shawl collar." All in all, the cummerbund is less formal. But I think a nice looking low cut waist coat is harder to find. Most of the waist coats sold look like a suit vest. And you can easily end up looking like a prom date. "The obsequious high-buttoning formal vests available from today's formalwear retailers are essentially glorified three-piece suit vests and as such are definitely not classic. Rather, the traditional evening waistcoat is distinguished by a low-buttoning design that is intended to conceal the trouser waist (thus its name) and the suspenders without obscuring the formal shirt’s elegantly decorated bib." - BTG
post #156 of 192
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Damn, I guess there ARE true black tie events in DC-- maybe a tuxedo is a required staple here, after all. VERY few at the party last night without a tux or some version of it.

my buddy's double vented peaked lapel tux was really stellar-- complete with cream silk vest, john hardy studs and links, and a glen plaid pocket silk.

for me, same brioni tuxedo, borrellli shirt, Talbott tie, cheany patent leather shoes as prev posted
gray brioni cotton pocketsquare
Asprey silver double sided oval cufflinks
JLC steel reverso classique
silver and gold waterman pen




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post #157 of 192
folks, any thoughts on this RLPL on ebay? there seem to be many in the ~$1k range currently. the only thing that gives me concern is the 2% cashmere - do you guys think this will make it too hot for year-round wear? thanks! http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-RALPH-LAUREN.../390177641840?
post #158 of 192
I have the same one, and it shouldn't be too hot for year round wear. I think that the 2% really adds a soft feeling is worth it. I am extremely satifsied with mine.
post #159 of 192
Attachment 46139

My son before his performance with the Cincinnati Pops, performance this past spring.
LL
post #160 of 192
I came across this set a few days ago:

post #161 of 192
Time to throw my hat in the ring:



post #162 of 192
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
Attachment 46139 My son before his performance with the Cincinnati Pops, performance this past spring.
I hate criticizing when the poster is not actually the person in the picture... seems kind of wrong to rip on someone when they're not the actual party putting themselves up in front of the ruthless members of SF. That said... if this is a formalwear pRon thread, that's the equivalent of granny pRon. It's painful, but you can't look away. Jacket has notch lapels, bowtie looks like a clip-on (I hope it's not), flap pockets instead of jetted pockets and the entire jacket looks two sizes too big - noticeably the shoulders which seem 2 inches too wide. I'm guessing it's a rental? Much like the granny. Oh, snap.
post #163 of 192
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
Recent acquisition, not very traditional.
TC you look incredible! You are the present day Tyrone Power!
post #164 of 192
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Originally Posted by intent View Post
Time to throw my hat in the ring:




Nice, clean. The wing collar looks great in this ensemble. Good amount of cuff showing too. Wish shoes were visible, and I think maybe a little more waist suppression could make a good thing even better, but it's hard to tell with the poses if that's necessary.
post #165 of 192
Seeing TC and intent pictures juxtaposed like this, it seems to me that it's very clear that black studs add a lot to a formal outfit. Makes a big difference.
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