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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I can see why you might assume that, but I reckon if black tie was the go they would say that. I'm thinking a darkish suit and white shirt - I'd normally add a tie, but is it bad to wear a tie if the groom is not? Mrs S is saying a bone cotton suit is the go - but that seems to 'daytime' to me.
     


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    Bond wears a black bow-tie to 'cocktail nights'.
     


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    La Sirenuse board shorts, of course..
     


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    Relax, bro. Dress for the context :)
     


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    Bond doesn't exist.
     


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    Whenever someone says cocktail I picture Tony Montana in scarface lol
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    I think in reality cocktail suggests normal suit attire and people use the term as reference to NOT black tie.

    It also renders imagery of more colour, no dark suit, no black shoes but of course play within your own realm of wardrobe choice!
     


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    At all the not very many specifically Black Tie functions I've been to in the last 5 years less than 5% have actually worn a Dinner suit and black bow tie.

    Cocktail should mean in by 5.30pm out by 7.30pm but I doubt people stick to that.

    Cocktail should mean dressing up - not down - for going out on town later.

    Any weddings I've been to lately very few are even wearing ties, let alone jackets or suits. [insert standard online pompous rant about current dress standards]

    Truth is - unless you have evidence otherwise - almost any clean jacket and clean shirt and trousers that aren't too tight, too loose or too long will be more dressed up than most there.

    Cocktail Dress really is the time for the shiney mohair suit with white shirt and knit tie.
     


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    How did you know what Im wearing today ?!

    ive got socks on ....
     


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    hey guys - looking for some input.

    Im working on a menswear product that can involve a high degree of customisation and just wondering what websites you have seen that have a good interface? looking for some inspiration.

    Ive looked at things like shoes of prey, indochino, joe button, institchu etc as examples but none have blown me away yet (shoes of prey is probably best)

    Cheers
    Rob
     


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    A large parcel of boating revolves around the
    Broadwater, docking off at stradebroke BBQng on the many beaches, with "all my
    people". I cruise around on my bro in laws
    boat for a bit of pace and like to kayak fish...
     
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    Lots of interpretations (and there will be many on the night) but I believe the correct one is dark suit and tie. Definitely not 'black-tie' unless it is a state function or royalty will be present. Regardless, there will be guests there in chinos and a short sleeve casual shirt.
     


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    Cottonwork is fairly cool Romp.

    And a cross post from the 'Carmina Shoe P0rn Thread:
    Guys I have very flat and short feet; they usually bulge out the sides because the sole width of the waist is not enough for my extremely flat feet. Yet when I size up to accommodate this they are just too long. What last would you recommend for this? (if Carmina has none maybe another company?)
     
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