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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. J011yroger

    J011yroger Well-Known Member

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    Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben.

    J
     
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    upload some pics!
     
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    I have a mid calf length charcoal, sb overcoat with a turndown collar, no lapels. Is it formal enough for black tie?
     
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    I don't think anyone would hold it against you, but Chesterfield coats are so cool...

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    They are, and I'd love one, but I own this one already.
     
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    Some day I'll find a beautiful vintage one in a thrift shop for $20, until that day I'm holding down the fort with my handed down from my grandfather, and slightly too big for me cashmere overcoat.

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    I usually wear my black peacoat. Looks cool, and it comes off once I arrive. :)
     
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    We are on the identical plan, then!

    My other option is my beautiful black trench my parents gave me for my 30th and 31st birthdays combined, but I don't think a rain coat is quite right
     
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    gdl203, is that open on the mannequin, or is it link front?
     
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    It isn't buttoned on the mannequin
     
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    The last time my wife saw a J. Crew catalog she wondered why they don't use models that actually look good in suits.

    And although this attempt at a tuxedo makes me cringe, I have to admit that I just bought an oxford cloth suit from J. Crew and absolutely love it. For the price ($250) it's reasonable quality. It's not the sort of thing that you'd want to wear to work, but it's probably OK for other settings. And it fits me perfectly. Which is unfortunately making me wonder if a cheap J. Crew tuxedo might be good for wearing places where you plan to drink more than a little. I'm not at all keen on the idea of damaging my spiffy Zegna tuxedo by doing something stupid or careless after a few drinks, but I might not mind as much if I was wearing a cheap J. Crew model.
     
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    That's a nice rig, there. Fits well, too.
     
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    Its all Brooks Brothers with lots of tweaks. I had the buttons made functional (hand sewn) and the boutonnière too. I also added a stem keeper. I had the pocket flaps removed and closed the vent. Pants are tapered slightly, with a high rise and angled hem.

    The shirt is straight off the rack, as is the waistcoat.

    Studs/links are sterling and onyx.

    Silk hose, suspenders (braces) and waistcoat. The bow is satin, and square is cream silk.

    I am wearing plain toe, patent bals.
     
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  16. Nine Miler

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    Pocket square crept up a bit, I see.
     
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    Is that the grograin Gatsby waistcoat? It is backless, correct?
     
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    No, it's the standard low cut barathea vest, it has lapels, and is backless. Neck is adjustable with buttons, the back with a d-ring adjuster and the buttons can be swapped with studs if you are so inclined.
     
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    Edited.
     
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    How much was it?
     

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