formalwear pRon!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

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    I figure with the waist coat, it would be uncomfortable to have braces underneath it. I've never worn tux with waist coat, so not really sure it could be done.
     


  2. Roikins

    Roikins Senior member

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    I figure with the waist coat, it would be uncomfortable to have braces underneath it. I've never worn tux with waist coat, so not really sure it could be done.

    I've never felt the braces under my waistcoat. You should give it a try, because it's nice to not have to worry about your pants slowly dropping as you walk around or dance the night away.
     


  3. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    did you wear braces under the waist coat? I am in the final stage of finalizing my wedding attire too, and can't make up my mind wheather to just wear braces or too add a low waist coat.
    No, I saw no reason to do so. Everything hit in the right spot, the trousers had a nice high rise, and the waistcoat appropriately covered everything.
     


  4. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Kind of double post...discovered that thread too lately^^.

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  5. crazyquik

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    That collar reminds me of the one Charles Ryder's father wore in Brideshead Revisited. I wouldn't mind having one like it myself.

    It's really the only wing collar that looks decent with shawl lapels.
     


  6. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    I just saw that you have a evening tailcoat, I'm in need (OK, I'm lying, for todays standards that's absolutely the last thing one can be in need^^) of some really matching trousers.
    It seems that formal trousers with two stripes that are cut adequately high have become something that disappeard...any rtw sources?
    If possible, I'd to avoid additional investment mtm or bespoke as that thing won't be used that often...
     


  7. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Mine came paired together, so that the cloth and all matches. You're correct that the proper trousers, traditionally, are full cut and very high rise. Any time you try to 'match' black it gets tricky.
     


  8. grimslade

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    Wedding?


    You're not teh ghey?


    I was surprised too. But hey--congrats, macuser. And, nice tux.

    I figure with the waist coat, it would be uncomfortable to have braces underneath it. I've never worn tux with waist coat, so not really sure it could be done.

    I don't think there's a real issue here. In fact, the braces are that much more important if anything. They'll keep your pants from riding down and letting your shirt stick out between your waistcoat and waistband.

    Cravate Noire, that is a sweet ensemble.
     


  9. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Thank you Grimslade!
    Mine came paired together, so that the cloth and all matches. You're correct that the proper trousers, traditionally, are full cut and very high rise. Any time you try to 'match' black it gets tricky.
    I was a bit unclear, with "matching" I meant that most trousers that come with evening tailcoats are cut just the same way like normal evening wear trousers, I've seen tailcoats where the waistcoat didn't cover the trousers waistband...sometimes even with the waistcoat popping out under the tailcoat several cm. Though as you mention it, I might have to be a bit lucky to find a pair of trousers that aren't only cut well, but also made of a fabric that matches the tailcoat too... At least the next event I plan to attend with white tie will be in may^^.
     


  10. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    I was surprised too.
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  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    From our recent cruise:

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  12. gumercindo

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    Here's me and my better half at last weekend's Philly flower show.

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    Here are some goofy self-pics...

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    Btw, after spending the good part of the month scouring this board and blacktieguide.com putting together my ensemble, I was shocked at how little effort other guys put on black ties. About 80% of the guys had clip-ons; a lot of guys had no vest/cummerbund; lots of color matching bowties with vests/cummerbunds; oxford shoes (not even shined) or even tassled loafers with a tux!

    What I finally got:

    RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet
    PS Grosgrain bowtie
    RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund
    CT studs
    Bulgari cufflinks
    AE Spencers
    Albert Thurston braces

    Anyway, thanks to all who helped me out! The only thing I forgot was the white silk pocket square from KWang, but I left it at home. [​IMG]
     


  13. HomerJ

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    Gumercindo, I see that beer you're hiding! :p

    May I ask how much the pieces of your outfit cost..? I'd love to buy an RLPL tuxedo like that..
     


  14. gumercindo

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    Yep, no way around that one!

    I completely lucked out by calling the PRL outlet in Orlando. I asked if they had any tuxes in general in my size and they said "yes, but only RLPL". I was expecting to hear a price tag of $1500-2000, but it ended up being $600. It's a fantastic suit, imo.
     


  15. james_timothy

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    Btw, after spending the good part of the month scouring this board and blacktieguide.com putting together my ensemble,
    I was shocked at how little effort other guys put on black ties. About 80% of the guys had clip-ons; a lot of guys had no vest/cummerbund;
    lots of color matching bowties with vests/cummerbunds; oxford shoes (not even shined) or even tassled loafers with a tux!

    What I finally got:

    RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet
    PS Grosgrain bowtie
    RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund
    CT studs
    Bulgari cufflinks
    AE Spencers
    Albert Thurston braces


    Hey, you did it right, and nicely done. [​IMG] (Though I might argue a RLPL dinner jacket calls for at least bourbon, if not rye, and that in real glass. )
     


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