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Help! Dress Code 'Evening Wear'

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Arista, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Arista

    Arista New Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    Hi all. First time poster, long time lurker... I'm in need of some assistance!

    I'm 24 years old, and I recently found out I'll be attending my Uncle's 60th birthday next month. The dress code is 'Evening Wear' & it's being held at a venue where wedding receptions are often conducted. I need it spelled out for me: does this sound like tuxedo territory? I'm starting to feel a little hot under the collar because I have nothing in my wardrobe that approaches that caliber. Of course, I want to make a strong impact, but I'm only willing to spend a few hundred bucks if I can get away with it.

    I saw this on ebay... It's cheap, a hundred bucks, & Italian made... But I've never heard of the brand (Lebole Uomo?). There are no measurements provided but I'm usually a medium/40/50 and I have a decent tailor. Do you think it might work sans vest?

    The only 'nice' shoes I own... Church's derbies in burgundy. Am I right in thinking these are utterly inappropriate?


    Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. NefariousSabatour

    NefariousSabatour Senior member

    Jul 8, 2010
    he's your uncle, ask him what he had in mind with regards to the level of formality.

    as to the rest of it:

    there are no measurements provided with the suit. that right there is a total non-starter. don't buy used or online stuff for yourself in a pinch, and especially don't do it when you have no clue how it will fit.

    the shoes are not appropriate for formal wear.
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  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Ask the man - if he is so vague he should expect questions. Secondly forget that suit (if that is not to charitable a word. Blue with a black shawl collar resembles something the band or a waiter might wear, certainly not a guest.
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