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Bowtie with a black suit

dah328

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Originally Posted by Slickman
Can I wear a black satin bowtie with a black suit, or is that strictly for dinner jackets only?
Dinner jackets only. You'll look like you're either trying to get double duty out of a black suit or don't know what a proper dinner jacket is.
 

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Originally Posted by dah328
Dinner jackets only. You'll look like you're either trying to get double duty out of a black suit or don't know what a proper dinner jacket is.

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This is what you are trying to do though isn't it?
 

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Originally Posted by Slickman
Yea, black tie wedding requires a black suit at the bare minimum, and I don't have a dinner jacket, I don't really have use for one, being i'm still fairly young
Why not rent? An informed rental can easily look better than a plain black suit, as long as it fits properly. The only things you'd really need to purchase are the shirt, tie, pocket square, hose and shoes (captoe oxfords in calf leather are fine, as long as they're polished to a military-level shine).

Or, if you plan on staying in shape, you could always pony up the cash for a tuxedo and then maintain yourself so you can still wear it when other opportunities arise.
 

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Avoid, lest you want to look like Jason Bateman:

 

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Originally Posted by dasai
Why not rent? An informed rental can easily look better than a plain black suit, as long as it fits properly. The only things you'd really need to purchase are the shirt, tie, pocket square, hose and shoes (captoe oxfords in calf leather are fine, as long as they're polished to a military-level shine).

Or, if you plan on staying in shape, you could always pony up the cash for a tuxedo and then maintain yourself so you can still wear it when other opportunities arise.


Yea I do maintain my body, but I just don't feel like I'll really need a tux for a while, even though I know quite a few weddings are coming up. I guess I'll have to figure something out for the future, and just stick with a satin black tie for now.

Originally Posted by Ivar
Avoid, lest you want to look like Jason Bateman:



Yea I see your point, just doesn't look right
 

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