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post #66271 of 67946
So d) look for a new job but also in another state?
post #66272 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Muscles View Post

My first time posting in here (yes I'm an Aussie) and think it's appropriate as it is location specific but point me in a different direction if you think it's appropriate.

I have a work Christmas party coming up. Venue is Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. Invitations stipulated formal dress. So I figured I could wear my MTM tux and adhere to black tie guidelines. 1 week before the event I hear that by formal they meant "wear a jacket.... Wear a tux if you want but You know some people will wear jeans..."

Would you:
a) wear a tux and stick to black tie and be the best dressed person
b) dress down the tux
c) wear a lounge suit instead
d) look for new job

A). If you are asking what I would do. If you have the DJ wear the thing. But only if you have a proper bow tie. If not C).

Not sure what dressing down a DJ would be but think it is kind of an all or nothing thing.

D) is always an option too. But that has nothing to do with clothing.
post #66273 of 67946
Kazuna sport jacket. Drago S150 glen check in a light shade of cocoa. Soft shoulders; half lined; patch hip pockets; peak lapels inspired by the Canali Kei block... First shot is more accurate in terms of colour...


post #66274 of 67946
Another shot to emphasise the lovely brown hues...
post #66275 of 67946

Looks nice, CEP. 

 

Personally, I wouldn't have gone for patch pockets and peak lapels on a single-breasted jacket, but it appears to be cut nicely and to fit well and I like the fabric. 

post #66276 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Muscles View Post

My first time posting in here (yes I'm an Aussie) and think it's appropriate as it is location specific but point me in a different direction if you think it's appropriate.

I have a work Christmas party coming up. Venue is Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. Invitations stipulated formal dress. So I figured I could wear my MTM tux and adhere to black tie guidelines. 1 week before the event I hear that by formal they meant "wear a jacket.... Wear a tux if you want but You know some people will wear jeans..."

Would you:
a) wear a tux and stick to black tie and be the best dressed person
b) dress down the tux
c) wear a lounge suit instead
d) look for new job

 

This happened to me in Shanghai. Dress code stipulated "formal", which of course means black tie. Everybody knows that. Correction. Nobody knew that except me. I wore a dinner jacket. A couple of people were in lounge suits. Most other people were wearing whatever they had had on during the day, which included people in t-shirts, shorts and thongs.

 

Did I feel infinitely, effortlessly superior? No. I felt like a dick. An old fuddy-duddy clinging stubbornly, even desperately, to an outdated set of social mores.

 

Don't be like me.

 

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Kazuna sport jacket. Drago S150 glen check in a light shade of cocoa. Soft shoulders; half lined; patch hip pockets; peak lapels inspired by the Canali Kei block... First shot is more accurate in terms of colour...

 

Impressive.

post #66277 of 67946
You can't dress down a tux (I'm sure you really mean a dinner suit).

I wouldn't wear the full rig g unless one or two, at least others were. And I didn't think everyone thought they were prize wankers. So; know your organisation. The Xmas party is work. Not play.

Otherwise just wear what you are comfortable in. Probably lounge/business suit and tie. Maybe a suit a bit less conservative than your usual everyday garb.
post #66278 of 67946

Also, make discreet enquiries as to who wrote the invitations, and if possible, find out who specifically chose the "formal" stipulation. Single them out at the party itself. Stand next to them, then say in a loud voice to them, "Boy am I glad I ignored the "formal" dress code stipulation. Because everybody else did too! Including you!"

 

If they look perplexed (which they will), you can gently explain to them that "formal dress" means dinner suit for men and evening gown for women. If they seem resistant to this intelligence, just smile enigmatically and walk away.

 

Having said all that, I should add that I saw several people in correct formal dress walking down Elizabeth Street opposite Hyde Park a couple of weeks ago. Good manners are not entirely dead in the Emerald City.

post #66279 of 67946
Work Xmas parties are so tedious. Unless of course they are someone else's work Xmas party.

I remember going to one in the Nakatomi Building in the late '80s that really went off with a bang.
post #66280 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Work Xmas parties are so tedious. Unless of course they are someone else's work Xmas party.

I remember going to one in the Nakatomi Building in the late '80s that really went off with a bang.

 

I work in the public sector; not only are the christmas functions tedious and abysmal, but I have to actually pay to attend :violin: 

post #66281 of 67946
So I guess I do mean dinner suit - it has satin trimmings but no tails. By dressing down I was thinking of losing the cummerbund and studded shirt, possibly even the bow tie or wear a brighter alternative to the black...

Is this doable or should I just wear a lounge suit?
post #66282 of 67946
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

I work in the public sector; not only are the christmas functions tedious and abysmal, but I have to actually pay to attend musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif 

WTF?

Xmas functions= bitching and whinging session culminating in a piss up with insincere smiles, platitudes and tired old jokes.

Seriously, yet to even RSVP on this years invites.
post #66283 of 67946
25c and rising 33c predicted. Linen lavender gingham short sleve shirt, navy cargo's sandals, sans long socks.

Where can I buy some British khaki Bombay Bloomers?

A Vietnamese gentleman of my vintage was wearing Siagon wrap arounds, very slick. First time I've seen these in years. Worse some tool offered me his seat on the bus. WTF? Surely I don't look as old as fxh?

The gin is in the freezer, tonic is fridge. It's purely for medical purposes at sundown.
post #66284 of 67946
G'day Guys,

FYI we have just released a heap of new ties for summer some of which are below. At the end of this month my SF affiliate status is coming to a close after about 3 years, I'll still be around of course no less than I am now but it basically comes down to the crappy AUD is making it too expensive and there are now to many stateside affiliates selling similar products. It's going to be good to get out of the comfort zone and explore some other advertising avenues with the SF $$$. The SF10 discount will still apply though.

In the meantime the new ones can be found here http://www.henrycarter.com.au/shop/ties/ , still a couple to go up in the next few days that are having images edited.









post #66285 of 67946
I was at that party too - I wonder what ever happened to Hans?
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