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post #21151 of 28687

Is this a good tux for jr prom?

It's form mens wearhouse. It looked different and original since everybody else is gonna be wearing black white tuxes I thought I get something that looks very classy and slick. My date said she liked it, but idk weather or not to believe her btw she's wearing a turqoius color-like dress

http://m.tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/preStyledLookDetail.do?id=65&order=12&occasion=prom

So community give me your opinions smile.gif
post #21152 of 28687
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Originally Posted by gravitas1 View Post

The XL is automatic and has a date function (L has neither) but I feel that the L looks better on my wrist. Opinions?
The smaller version is the more traditionally appropriate one.

Current fashion favors size in wristwatches - the larger the better. (It also favors as much complication as possible. So the currently prevailing trend is to wear a watch the size of a pie plate, and the better part of an inch thick, with at least three sub-dials, and perhaps a few dive watch features, too. Oh, and to wear it in even the most formal settings, on the theory that "it's expensive, so it works as a dress watch...plus, some fictional character in a movie wore a similar watch with a tuxedo, so it must be right.")

I would advise you to completely ignore the current fashion. You've already correctly identified the better looking watch on your wrist; there's no need to second guess yourself.
post #21153 of 28687

Can anyone tell me what kind of tie this would technically be called? nothing comes up when I google different kinds of bowtie.

post #21154 of 28687

I've heard that called a string tie, but I'm not really certain.

 

To be blunt, it looks like part of a Col. Sanders costume. I prefer Popeye's.

post #21155 of 28687
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Originally Posted by The Eldredge View Post

Can anyone tell me what kind of tie this would technically be called?
It is a Western Tie. (Also sometimes called a Western Formal Tie, or a Western Style Bow Tie.)

If you're considering wearing one, bear in mind that for most men, in most places, it's essentially a costume item.
post #21156 of 28687
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

I've heard that called a string tie, but I'm not really certain.
Usually, a string tie means something more like a bolo tie. But yes, sometimes a tie of the type in question might be called a western string (or double string) tie, or something similar. It's not like there's one "official" name for it, so depending on where you are and who's doing the naming, it can bear a fairly wide variety of names.
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To be blunt, it looks like part of a Col. Sanders costume.
I agree that save for some relatively limited people/situations, it's a costume item. But when Col. Sanders wore this sort of tie, he looked good. I would add that he didn't wear them with the bows as... "loopy"... as is the case with the tie in The Eldredge's post. (BTW, because Col. Sanders wore such ties, they're also sometimes called Colonel ties.)
post #21157 of 28687

meh, not so much considering it as wondering what it was. I had no idea what to make of the thing. I guess the loops on this one are just dragged out a little more than normal.
 

post #21158 of 28687

Hey guys I'm attending a horse race in a week and I was given this tie as a gift to wear.  Any suggestions as to what to match it with?  Blue or white blazer?  Shirt and pants color, pocket square?  It's a rather preppy event.  Get creative and thank you.

 

 

post #21159 of 28687

Match it with a match.  It's hideous.  If you can't dispose of it without offence, at least hide it deep in the closet to be "saved for a special occasion" (that never comes).

 

Then wear a nice tie with your blazer.

post #21160 of 28687
Just wanted to bump this as it being my first post it was held up.

Need some help!
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Originally Posted by DrewBru75 View Post

Hello everyone! 

So, I'm new to the world of fashion and honestly just overall dressing appropriately (like a gentleman). I'm sure I'll introduce myself in a few other threads and areas but I'm so excited to finally begin building my style. As many gents here, I do have a very small budget but will be working to sell some items to build some cash. I am working on even the fundamental level (the basics). All help is appreciated! I'll be scouring the forum and various other sites, Pinterest, mags...and the like, for ideas and overall to try and immerse myself in men's fashion. 

Something I've been working on recently (past week) is understanding and learning about quality brands/companies. The idea for me is to #1 Build with good (not necessarily great) items now and #2 When able, find great bargains of high quality items. Appreciate any and all help/advice/suggestions as I am truthfully at the beginning of this journey. 

Info about me:

28 male, married, 2 year old - 5'7 165 pounds, 16 1/2 neck, 31in sleeve, 40 chest, 32 waste, 7.5 shoe size.  

So, now for my first question:





Florsheim Loafers - Mahogeny - leader soles

----These are used at about $15-$20...Yes (if yes what to wear with) or No (why?)?

Thanks Guys!
post #21161 of 28687
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Originally Posted by gravitas1 View Post

Recently got into watches and I already have a Rolex as an homage to my Dad (huge Rolex guy), now looking at a Cartier Tank as an homage to my Mom (Cartier lady). I am deciding between the XL (left) or L (right).
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The XL is automatic and has a date function (L has neither) but I feel that the L looks better on my wrist. Opinions?

About 10 years ago I bought my first mechanical watch (an Omega Seamaster) in the mid size (35mm) thinking the 41mm would be too big. In the end I ended up flipping the midsize and getting a full size Seamaster GMT a few years down the road and have no regrets about it. Go with what feels comfortable with you. I have a pretty small wrist (6.25"), but feel totally comfortable with the larger sized watch.

I think the XL size looks fine on you, but you should also take into consideration the trends as Michael suggested. If the trend becomes that the larger size watches are no longer trendy would you stop wearing that watch?

If the L size is not mechanical that would be a deal breaker for me. I don't think I could drop that kind of coin on a quartz watch. From a dress perspective, less complications = more formal. Even a date or seconds hand may be too complicated for dress, but then again the numbering on the dial is not exactly subtle either, but definitely a classic design.
post #21162 of 28687
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Originally Posted by thrilos81 View Post

Hey guys I'm attending a horse race in a week and I was given this tie as a gift to wear.
It's essentially a theme or novelty tie; treat it as such. Whereas a "normal" tie should harmonize with the rest of what you're wearing, a novelty tie, by its very nature, may appropriately stand somewhat apart from the rest of what you're wearing.

You could wear a navy blazer, a white (or pink) OCBD, a pair of grey pants, and a nice pair of loafers. You want to wear a pocket square? Well, I know that The Tie Bar offers a white cotton pocket square, with pink hand rolled border, for all of $8. (It's item #PC022.) And the tie. You say it's a preppy event... well, dressed in this fashion, I suppose you'd look the part. (Although if you truly want to nail the look, don't ignore the accessories. The right sunglasses, watch strap, belt, socks - if any, etc., make all the difference.)

Personally, I very rarely wear theme or novelty ties. While in theory they can be lighthearted and whimsical, most of the time I simply find them to be immature or disconcerting or just inappropriate. On those few occasions when I'm given a novelty or theme tie as a gift, I accept them graciously, but seldom wear them. I've never had the person who gave me the tie see me at some subsequent event and ask me why I wasn't wearing the tie he gave me. If he were so rude as to ask, I'd come up with some polite explanation ("I was still half asleep when I got dressed this morning, and just grabbed the first tie I noticed on my tie rack. It completely slipped my mind that the tie you gave me might have been a better option.") and move on.

If it's a tie you're expected to wear - like, your host gave you the tie and explicitly stated that he hoped you'd wear it when attending the race as his guest the following week - well, then you've got to wear the tie. Just tie it around your neck that morning, and then do your best to forget about it. Wearing an unattractive tie won't kill you, and sometimes there are considerations which take priority over aesthetics.
post #21163 of 28687
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

If the L size is not mechanical that would be a deal breaker for me.
Same here. Not that quartz (or equivalent) wristwatches don't have their place, but that place, at least for me, tends to be as sub-$200 "utility" watches, and not as multi-thousand dollar iconic dress watches, purchased as an "homage" to a beloved parent.

When gravitas1 stated that the watch in question was not an automatic, I took it to mean that it was a manual winding non-automatic watch (a perfectly fine type of mechanical movement) - not that it was quartz.
post #21164 of 28687
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

It's essentially a theme or novelty tie; treat it as such. Whereas a "normal" tie should harmonize with the rest of what you're wearing, a novelty tie, by its very nature, may appropriately stand somewhat apart from the rest of what you're wearing.

You could wear a navy blazer, a white (or pink) OCBD, a pair of grey pants, and a nice pair of loafers. You want to wear a pocket square? Well, I know that The Tie Bar offers a white cotton pocket square, with pink hand rolled border, for all of $8. (It's item #PC022.) And the tie. You say it's a preppy event... well, dressed in this fashion, I suppose you'd look the part. (Although if you truly want to nail the look, don't ignore the accessories. The right sunglasses, watch strap, belt, socks - if any, etc., make all the difference.)

Personally, I very rarely wear theme or novelty ties. While in theory they can be lighthearted and whimsical, most of the time I simply find them to be immature or disconcerting or just inappropriate. On those few occasions when I'm given a novelty or theme tie as a gift, I accept them graciously, but seldom wear them. I've never had the person who gave me the tie see me at some subsequent event and ask me why I wasn't wearing the tie he gave me. If he were so rude as to ask, I'd come up with some polite explanation ("I was still half asleep when I got dressed this morning, and just grabbed the first tie I noticed on my tie rack. It completely slipped my mind that the tie you gave me might have been a better option.") and move on.

If it's a tie you're expected to wear - like, your host gave you the tie and explicitly stated that he hoped you'd wear it when attending the race as his guest the following week - well, then you've got to wear the tie. Just tie it around your neck that morning, and then do your best to forget about it. Wearing an unattractive tie won't kill you, and sometimes there are considerations which take priority over aesthetics.

Pretty much this.
post #21165 of 28687
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

You could wear a navy blazer, a white (or pink) OCBD, a pair of grey pants, and a nice pair of loafers.

+1. I was going to suggest almost exactly the same, except with FU trousers (e.g. bright orange) rather than grey biggrin.gif
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