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post #26686 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


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.



 

This is the true elegance ... these fantastic designs.

post #26687 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?

It's a wedding, a white shirt is essential. This is just the way it is, unless the bride and groom specifically asked for a "theme" but given your description it does not sound like it. As for the tie, for weddings a silver or grey tie is the most "correct" neck wear, and that tie looks grey on my screen and that's why I chose it over the regimental tie.
post #26688 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

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

+1
post #26689 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


No pink suit?

Not in winter!

J
post #26690 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

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.

Oh, good thing you said something, I was planning on wearing a turn down pleated shirt.

I'll post pictures of my wing shirts not sure which is more appropriate.

I was thinking shawl collar/turn down/cummerbund for the Gatsby gala, and peak/wing/vest for the Oscar party Sun.

Am I backwards?

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

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

I bought the BB Gatsby collection spectators last week, so my 2014 spectator budget has been obliterated.

My white tie vest is I think too short, I'm bringing the other two cream ones to the cleaners today. I tried them on last night with various studs and didn't have anything jump out at me as awesome, I think it looked better with a black vest.

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

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

Leaning that way myself, I wear the chalk stripe out to town when I want to be an attention whore.

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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

+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 wink.gif

There is no earthly logical reason to own as much clothing as I have, I just love it, so I buy it. Kind of like collecting stamps.

I'm getting better at not buying multiples of the same thing, but you might see me on an episode of horders in 10 years if I don't get it under control.

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

+1

Thanks!

J
post #26691 of 33197

Would you trust a dry cleaner to let the waist out on a pair of suit pants, or does that require a tailor?

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It's a very basic thing but since it's also an inexpensive thing I choose to always let my tailor handle even the very basic alterations. I inherently do not trust dry cleaning services because I have read too many bad experiences had by others.
post #26693 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Staffer18283 View Post
 

Reposting as this got lost in the other thread.

 

What is the opinion on this ? I am looking to buy something to wear with jeans or chinos but want some second opinions.

 

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-57403-sutor-mantellassi-caramel-brown-shoes-size-115-us-105-uk.aspx

 

Bump for your kind attention. Is this too over the top?

post #26694 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

Would you trust a dry cleaner to let the waist out on a pair of pants?

About as much as I'd trust my tailor to launder my suits. Not al all. The specialisation of labour is the best thing to come out of the agricultural revolution. Don't let it go to waste.
post #26695 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

About as much as I'd trust my tailor to launder my suits. Not al all. The specialisation of labour is the best thing to come out of the agricultural revolution. Don't let it go to waste.

Never bring a suit to the dry cleaner...

A bespoke steam is steamed not burnt by chemicals..
post #26696 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I was thinking shawl collar/turn down/cummerbund for the Gatsby gala, and peak/wing/vest for the Oscar party Sun.

Am I backwards?

From what little I know of this, in the Gatsby era (early 20s) wing collars were still by far the most common with tuxedos; it wasn't until later in the decade that soft-front shirts and laced shoes became more common.

My instinct is that you're backwards. I would take the Gatsby gala as an opportunity to dress as ostentatiously as possible, and wear my best example of contemporary black tie to the Oscar party.
post #26697 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

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.
That's reassuring to know. Thanks very much for the feedback. cheers.gif
post #26698 of 33197

Yeah. It fits great. Especially for a new jacket at that price. Hey man if it feels good then wear it!

post #26699 of 33197
what shoe tree do you think would work better with chukkas and chelseas in the narrow side?

between these two options:

http://www.bexley.com/Bexley/en/p/sh...oris=red_cedar

http://www.shoetreemarketplace.com/M...ree-p/7011.htm
post #26700 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

From what little I know of this, in the Gatsby era (early 20s) wing collars were still by far the most common with tuxedos; it wasn't until later in the decade that soft-front shirts and laced shoes became more common.

My instinct is that you're backwards. I would take the Gatsby gala as an opportunity to dress as ostentatiously as possible, and wear my best example of contemporary black tie to the Oscar party.

As ostentatious as possible without wearing white tie, or my frock coat?

J
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