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Is a covered-placket tux shirt acceptable?

Mark from Plano

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Yes, it's fine.
 

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A perfectly acceptable option. Of course you don't get to show off your stud set but if you're going for the clean minimalist look knock yourself out.
 

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You'll be wearing it with a tuxedo, yes? In that case it is fine.

I wouldn't wear it to a business meeting.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
You'll be wearing it with a tuxedo, yes? In that case it is fine.

I wouldn't wear it to a business meeting.


Yes, it would definitely be with a tux and a tux only. I sort of like this option because a) if I'm traveling and forget studs no biggie and b) if I choose to commit the cardinal sin of not wearing a waist covering you won't see four studs and then one or two buttons, it'll just be clean white the whole way down.
 

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I've never really understood this phobia about revealing the waist and thus the urge to wear a waistcoat or cummerbund Surely you keep your jacket buttoned at all times, unless you are seated to eat in which case your waist is below the level of the table anyway?
 

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When one is seated at a table, one's pants are also unseen.

Seize this opportunity for simplifying your dinner dress.
 

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Originally Posted by F. Corbera
When one is seated at a table, one's pants are also unseen.

Seize this opportunity for simplifying your dinner dress.


+1.

Also, because I never remove my jacket I'm thinking of bespeaking a short sleeved dinner shirt.
 

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Isn't covered placket besides studs the only way to go?
 

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Originally Posted by Sander
Isn't covered placket besides studs the only way to go?

I reckon if you are a George Clooney type with several black tie events to attend per year you can mix it up between exposed buttons, fly front shirts and studs so that you don't look like a tramp with only one set of kit.

If you're an Ianiceman type, living in Texas where formal dress to many means wearing black socks with your flip flops and cutoff khakis rather than cutoff jeans, then black tie events are few and far between and if there's only an average of one chance per year to get the studs on display, then the studs will be on!

I do think exposed button shirts are third in the black tie shirt hierarchy after studs and fly front.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
You'll be wearing it with a tuxedo, yes? In that case it is fine. I wouldn't wear it to a business meeting.
The shirt OP linked to is inappropriate for business wear not because it has a closed placket, but because of the ribbed front. On the other hand, a non-ribbed front, closed-placket, french-cuffed shirt would be fine in the business environment if a necktie is worn. IMO, the latter shirt would be more practical as it could be used for dinner wear as well as for formal business occasions.
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
I've never really understood this phobia about revealing the waist and thus the urge to wear a waistcoat or cummerbund Surely you keep your jacket buttoned at all times, unless you are seated to eat in which case your waist is below the level of the table anyway?

It wouldn't be as bad, except that so few makers design pants with anything like an adequate rise, often combined with an overly high buttoning point. Thus, you get an unsightly flash of shirt below the waist button:
 

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Well I definitely agree with you on that. I quite like the current trend on suits to fit closely with nipped waists but as you say, the combination of higher buttoning point and low rise strides can reveal the unsightly triangle of death between the jacket button and the waistband.
 

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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat
It wouldn't be as bad, except that so few makers design pants with anything like an adequate rise, often combined with an overly high buttoning point. Thus, you get an unsightly flash of shirt below the waist button:


He doesn't seem to care.
 

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