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Looks great. It's different without being ostentatious, and looks authentically "you". A knitted long necktie wouldn't hold a candle to the black watch bowtie in this setup. Looks great in the family photo and would look great at a holiday party (pre-coronavirus of course).

Edit: It does seem that something is making your torso appear slightly elongated. Maybe it's the jacket buttoning point?
 

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What are your thoughts on the fit?
Not bad for OTR. Jacket needs a good pressing and more wears to settle the canvas. Trousers are alright, albeit a little tight.
 

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I'm no expert on black tie and that stuff but I'm digging this. The only thing I would change is the shoes, to some opera pumps. Or maybe a black velvet slippers.



And this is a great family portrait!
Thanks. I definitely need better footwear for this. On the hunt. The last time I wore this the only black shoe I had was a bit loafer. These tassel loafers will have to do for now.

I'll echo Betelgeuse and say the shoes are the only standout. I think the blackwatch tie and suspenders are the perfect pieces to veer from the norm, while being a nice representation of your personality that adds visual interest. Well done.
Thanks.

Looks great. It's different without being ostentatious, and looks authentically "you". A knitted long necktie wouldn't hold a candle to the black watch bowtie in this setup. Looks great in the family photo and would look great at a holiday party (pre-coronavirus of course).

Edit: It does seem that something is making your torso appear slightly elongated. Maybe it's the jacket buttoning point?
Thanks. I actually tried on the knit tie with this. It looked terrible. The jacket has a low button stance and the pants are very high rise, well above my belly button. I kind of like the effect. I don't have to worry about the white shirt triangle below the button with these pants.

That look is "you" as it gets (as much as I can say from having been here a couple of months). I do agree that black velvet slippers would have been the final touch, but it's a very minor point.
Thanks. On the hunt for new shoes and a black bow tie.

I think that the black tassel loafers look really cool in this setup. Only thing I would do to improve the look is to get a slightly larger bow tie when you finally decide buy a solid black one.
Thanks. How large is large? Large in height or width? Most of the nice ones I've seen have been pre tied which I'm not a fan of.

Cummerbund? I think a standard black bow tie would be better, but this works.
Yep. I own a black watch cummerbund. Who would have guessed? The bow tie, suspenders, and cummerbund are all from Brooks Brothers, but thrifted separately. The silks are not a perfect match, but pretty close. I agree that a solid black bow would be better. I'm looking for one now.
 

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