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post #26671 of 33197
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Thanks for the advice.  Based on reading other threads, it seems that light blue is another option for the shirt and is preferred by some over white.  Perhaps light blue is for non-wedding occasions?

Light blue works for your casual beach/outdoor weddings or whatever where it's gonna be a more laid back atmosphere (in my opinion).

For the more traditional weddings where it's a church and then straight to the reception hall I'd go with a white shirt.
post #26672 of 33197
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Always wear a white shirt for weddings. I'd go for the first tie if those are your two options.


Also -- curious as to why the first tie would work better.  I was thinking the first tie would blend in too much with the suit since both the suit and tie are blue, whereas the second tie might be more visually interesting with its contrasting stripes.

post #26673 of 33197

The first tie doesn't look blue.

post #26674 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

The first tie doesn't look blue.

Agreed. It appears more green than blue on my screen.
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Originally Posted by jaidog View Post


Also -- curious as to why the first tie would work better. I was thinking the first tie would blend in too much with the suit since both the suit and tie are blue, whereas the second tie might be more visually interesting with its contrasting stripes.

For a church wedding, a more simple (or less "busy") tie is preferred. The blue/green of the first tie is presumably a different shade from the navy and should pop on a white shirt. If you were to wear a blue shirt, the blues would probably appear a bit muddled.

In my opinion, a textured striped tie is a step or two down the formality scale and not something I would wear to a relatively formal (i.e., church wedding followed by an indoor reception at a hall of some sort -- not in the black tie sense of "formal") wedding.

Also, I think the blue/green shade of the first tie will actually show more contrast against the navy suit than the navy tie. I'm probably in the minority, but I don't like a navy suit paired with a navy tie.
post #26675 of 33197
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Agreed. It appears more green than blue on my screen.
For a church wedding, a more simple (or less "busy") tie is preferred. The blue/green of the first tie is presumably a different shade from the navy and should pop on a white shirt. If you were to wear a blue shirt, the blues would probably appear a bit muddled.

In my opinion, a textured striped tie is a step or two down the formality scale and not something I would wear to a relatively formal (i.e., church wedding followed by an indoor reception at a hall of some sort -- not in the black tie sense of "formal") wedding.

Also, I think the blue/green shade of the first tie will actually show more contrast against the navy suit than the navy tie. I'm probably in the minority, but I don't like a navy suit paired with a navy tie.


The first tie is on its way to me in the mail so I have not seen it in person.  It is described as silver, grey, and blue.  On my monitor, it does look fairly blue.  When I receive the tie, I will put it next to my suit.  I think there is agreement that as long as it does not blend in too much with the navy suit, it is the better tie for this occasion.  I'll take some pics of the tie with my suit once it arrives and post them.  I will do the same with the second tie which is also in transit.

post #26676 of 33197

I am going to a 1920s themed Gatsby/Speakeasy gala this weekend. 

 

I'm torn between wearing one of my tuxes, or my black chalkstripe suit.

 

If I wear a tux, would my opera pumps or my captoe oxfords be more appropriate?

 

If I wear the suit, what shirt and tie would be most appropriate (color and collar type on the shirt, and bow/long, width, color, and pattern on the tie)?

 

What shoes would best go with the chalkstripe suit? I don't have black and white spectators (regretfully) but do have full brogue derbies, full brogue oxfords, quarter brogue derbies, and plain captoe oxfords. I assume any kind of loafer, boot, or slip-on is out of the question; I also have a pair of black alligator looking slipons, which I never wear that might look cool, but I don't know if they would be period accurate.

 

Thanks,

 

J

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How are you cleaning it? It looks like it needs a thorough going over with a stiff brush.

A quick Google search returns rubbing alcohol as a possible solvent fire antiperspirant.

Thanks guys. I don't have any rubbing alcohol on hand but I tried scrubbing it with nearly pure grain alcohol. It seems to have gone away for the most part. I'm sure a few more soaks will get rid of it completely. I guess there is nothing a stiff drink can't fix. biggrin.gif
post #26678 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

I am going to a 1920s themed Gatsby/Speakeasy gala this weekend. 

 

I'm torn between wearing one of my tuxes, or my black chalkstripe suit.

 

If I wear a tux, would my opera pumps or my captoe oxfords be more appropriate?

 

If I wear the suit, what shirt and tie would be most appropriate (color and collar type on the shirt, and bow/long, width, color, and pattern on the tie)?

 

What shoes would best go with the chalkstripe suit? I don't have black and white spectators (regretfully) but do have full brogue derbies, full brogue oxfords, quarter brogue derbies, and plain captoe oxfords. I assume any kind of loafer, boot, or slip-on is out of the question; I also have a pair of black alligator looking slipons, which I never wear that might look cool, but I don't know if they would be period accurate.

 

Thanks,

 

J


No pink suit?

post #26679 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I am going to a 1920s themed Gatsby/Speakeasy gala this weekend. 

I'm torn between wearing one of my tuxes, or my black chalkstripe suit.

If I wear a tux, would my opera pumps or my captoe oxfords be more appropriate?

If I wear the suit, what shirt and tie would be most appropriate (color and collar type on the shirt, and bow/long, width, color, and pattern on the tie)?

What shoes would best go with the chalkstripe suit? I don't have black and white spectators (regretfully) but do have full brogue derbies, full brogue oxfords, quarter brogue derbies, and plain captoe oxfords. I assume any kind of loafer, boot, or slip-on is out of the question; I also have a pair of black alligator looking slipons, which I never wear that might look cool, but I don't know if they would be period accurate.

Thanks,

J

Black tie: Opera pumps, formal shirt with stiff wing collar.



Suit: pinned point collar, or alternatively a club collar. Seems to me the trend in the 20s was to have very tight collars with very little spread.



post #26680 of 33197
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Just wondering what you guys think of the fit in the shoulders...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Thanks in advanced

Could use a bit more light in the pix but from the general silhouette I think it looks fine. Shoulders appear to fit, length and sleeves look good... maybe could be cleaned up a bit in the back, but nothing jumps out at me as a reason to return it.
post #26681 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

I am going to a 1920s themed Gatsby/Speakeasy gala this weekend. 

 

I'm torn between wearing one of my tuxes, or my black chalkstripe suit.

 

If I wear a tux, would my opera pumps or my captoe oxfords be more appropriate?

 

If I wear the suit, what shirt and tie would be most appropriate (color and collar type on the shirt, and bow/long, width, color, and pattern on the tie)?

 

What shoes would best go with the chalkstripe suit? I don't have black and white spectators (regretfully)

but do have full brogue derbies, full brogue oxfords, quarter brogue derbies, and plain captoe oxfords. I assume any kind of loafer, boot, or slip-on is out of the question; I also have a pair of black alligator looking slipons, which I never wear that might look cool, but I don't know if they would be period accurate.

 

Thanks,

 

J

 

You have all week to locate spectators.  Find them!  Might be a good time to wear that new white waistcoat of yours!

post #26682 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I am going to a 1920s themed Gatsby/Speakeasy gala this weekend.  I'm torn between wearing one of my tuxes, or my black chalkstripe suit.

Tux. No question. Take advantage of any opportunity to tux.
post #26683 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Tux. No question. Take advantage of any opportunity to tux.

+1

 

I wonder, what kind of enviable position you must be in to both own multiple tuxedos and opera pumps AND be unsure whether to take advantage of what for most people (even SFers) would be an increasingly rare opportunity.

 

Actually asking whether pumps are ok just feels like next level trolling ;)

post #26684 of 33197
Any suggestions for some nice home slippers? Warm and comfortable, preferably leather outer... but not necessary

I don;t want anything disposable but will wear well through several seasons.
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