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Quick black tie attire question for the evening. I have an event tonight black tie optional. It is winter and chilly. I have three tuxedo options available.

 

1) Double Breasted tuxedo with spread collar soft pleat shirt

2) a very nice slightly off white silk jacket with tuxedo pants (essentially this jacket in silk http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Dinner-Jacket/465K,default,pd.html?dwvar_465K_Color=WHIT&contentpos=66&cgid=0235) and the same shirt as above

3) notch collar 2 button tuxedo with spread collar bib front shirt

 

all of these with the appropriate self tie bow tie and stud sets. I also have black cap toe shoes or calf skin opera pumps to wear depending on the selection.

 

Thoughts or comments?

 

Thanks all!

post #32282 of 33197
Choice one for sure.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Choice one for sure.

Am I able to wear the opera pumps with the double breasted jacket they seem almost opposite to each other. 

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Originally Posted by angelescrest View Post

So I am a college professor, and I wear a lot of merino v necks and cardigans to go with my dress shirts and tweed pants. I do some ivy style and also classic menswear, almost always with a knit tie if I wear one. I don't really wear blazers all that much, although I own a few nice ones.

I've decided I want to invest in a really nice knit sweater, and I'm thinking of a shawl collar cardigan (don't have any). Any recommendations on a nice sweater that will work with my wardrobe? I want something that will last 20 years, both in quality and style. If appreciated any brands. I don't want to spend a huge sum for some fashion name, but I'll pay for a quality made piece. Perhaps the shawl collar cardigan is not what I should be looking at? Thanks for your thoughts.

You might have better luck finding suggestions in this thread. Are you sure that you need an expensive shawl collar cardigan more urgently than you need another odd jacket?
post #32285 of 33197
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Am I able to wear the opera pumps with the double breasted jacket they seem almost opposite to each other. 

puzzled.gif There's no opposition whatsoever between pumps and a DB dinner jacket.
post #32286 of 33197

Thanks for sharing my post here.  I'm certainly open to any suggestions.

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puzzled.gif There's no opposition whatsoever between pumps and a DB dinner jacket.
I guess I have only ever seen the db worn with bals or captoes. Never seen the pumps worn with one,only with single breasted. Sadly, it is a moot point t, the goddamn sole of my opera pumps fell off as I was leaving the house. Had to change shoes anyway.
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I guess I have only ever seen the db worn with bals or captoes. Never seen the pumps worn with one,only with single breasted. Sadly, it is a moot point t, the goddamn sole of my opera pumps fell off as I was leaving the house. Had to change shoes anyway.


This is possibly because DB dinner jackets are non-standard. It was, and is, generally considered that DB jackets are not appropriate for traditional evening wear. Some daring people sometimes do it, but it is rare and easily goes awry. Opera pumps too, although very correct for evening wear, are becoming somewhat rare. It is likely that two rare items are not often seen together. If it were me I'd embrace the opera pumps but eschew the DB dinner jacket.

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A few days ago I stopped getting email notifications of new posts in my subscribed threads.  Not even getting notified when I'm quoted or mentioned.  I didn't change my settings.  Anyone else experience this?  Any solution?

post #32290 of 33197
For black tie optional I would wear a black suit, white shirt, black tie. No tux.

Btw, I hate when guys wear khakis and blue blazer to black-tie optional events
Edited by pravda - 2/27/16 at 8:47pm
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Are there any shoe brands you would recommend for men with a high instep? I tried AE Lexingtons (65 last) but they killed my instep. I know Vass has oxfords suitable for a high instep, but I would like to keep the price lower than $400.

Get insoles that fit your arches. I like these:
http://www.feetrelief.com/feetrelief/pedag.htm
http://www.feetrelief.com/feetrelief/tacco_main.htm
The 3/4 length are good for dress shoes as they don't take up space in the toebox.

You just have to find the ones that fit your feet and your shoes best.
post #32292 of 33197
Is it possible to resole soft bottomed slippers like these? Or do I just have to buy another pair?
post #32293 of 33197
You could cover this sole with a thin rubber sheath if cost is an issue.
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You could cover this sole with a thin rubber sheath if cost is an issue.
cost isn't an issue per se, I am wondering before I trapse about looking for a cobbler if it is even feasible. The slippers were damned expensive, so I would love to get more years out of then
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Definitely resole!!!!
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