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Formal Black and White - To get a Suit or a Tux?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tordles, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Another New Yorker

    Another New Yorker Senior member

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    Really? Not in my day/place.
    Speaking as someone who now attends college in the South I wear it around 4-6 times not counting my school's Fancy Dress event, a once a year black tie ball. You have your own formal, and whatever sorority formals you get invited to. This year I attended 3 sorority's formals, but many attend more. It may be different in the West Coast, but you described your experience as traditional, and my friend who's a pledge at Sigma Nu at Berkely still has 5 AM PT and late night lineups.
     
  2. gorgekko

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    Hmm, now I know what I was missing by going to university in Canada and not having any frats to try and join: massive weekend binge alcoholism and black tie events.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thursday is (was) binge drinking night in Berkeley.
     
  4. mjphillips

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    Speaking as someone who now attends college in Virginia I wear it around 4-6 times not counting my school's Fancy Dress event, a once a year black tie ball. You have your own formal, and whatever sorority formals you get invited to. This year I attended 3 sorority's formals, but many attend more. It may be different in the West Coast, but you described your experience as traditional, and my friend who's a pledge at Sigma Nu at Berkely still has 5 AM PT and late night lineups.

    I also went to school in the south and this is the norm. No idea about west coast though. Surprised to hear of lineups in Berkeley. That sort of stuff is barely hanging on in the south, and Berkeley seems like such an....egalitarian place.
     
  5. Another New Yorker

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    I also went to school in the south and this is the norm. No idea about west coast though. Surprised to hear of lineups in Berkeley. That sort of stuff is barely hanging on in the south, and Berkeley seems like such an....egalitarian place.

    "barely hanging on"

    The schools where hazing is fading in the South are the exceptions rather than the rule--more chapters get their charters revoked for it these days but that won't stop us.
     
  6. mjphillips

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    The schools where hazing is fading in the South are the exceptions rather than the rule

    This is untrue....if you are currently in college you probably don't have enough years in you to see the generational trends. It will never go away completely, but the amount of kids that are willing to put up with it gets a little bit smaller every year and administrators are much less willing to turn a blind eye these days. Anyways, given your profile name, how much could you know about the south? How long have you lived there...a year?
     

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