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Black tie tuxedo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by insolentpup, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. insolentpup

    insolentpup Well-Known Member

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    Hey

    I know a lot of you here are very conservative. I agree that for black tie the patent leather black shoes, black pants, black jacket and tie-it-yourself bow tie is the best recipe.

    But is there any way to spice it up without leaving the realms of decency and becoming guady?
     
  2. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    A tasteful, coloured pocket square is the default answer here. It depends a lot on the situation. BlackTieGuide.com has a section offering guidance on this. Of course, your suspenders can be as off the wall as you want. You may get more responses with a cross-post here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/275650/the-state-of-black-tie-your-observations/1800
     
  3. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    If you have a lapel buttonhole, a colored lapel flower. If not, put a flower above the lapel, between the lapel and collar - a small braid of string helps keep it in place.
     
  4. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Senior member

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  5. deadAngle

    deadAngle Senior member

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    Warm weather allows for cream-coloured dinner jackets with self-faced lapels and red cummerbund (with black bow tie. never match a red bow tie with it unless you want to commit sartorial suicide). For any other season, though, you could also try a black silk U-front waistcoat with woven patterns other than plain or grosgrain. Double-breasted U-front waistcoats and white cotton pique waistcoats (no, white tie isn't the only place for this) are also correct while being different. A link front on the jacket is also just fine and works well on jackets with heavier construction.
     
  6. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Why try to stand out when everybody else will be doing the same? Wear the most conservative rig you can put together, but make sure you do it so perfectly that you stand out, if at all, for looking good, rather than for wearing interesting clothes.

    Wear a hank anyway, but not a crazy one or one that distracts.
     
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