More than a suit less than a tuxedo?

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  1. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    I am attending what our school calls a "semi-formal" which means everyone wears a suit [​IMG] . So should I go tux off white DJ or something else (this will be in the fall)
     


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    If the dress code is a suit, wear a suit.
     


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    If the dress code is a suit, wear a suit.
    No it's really called semi formal
     


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    doesnt semi-formal mean "wear a suit"? I def wouldnt wear a tux to "semi formal"
     


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    doesnt semi-formal mean "wear a suit"? I def wouldnt wear a tux to "semi formal"
    It's basically archaic usage now, but yeah, semi-formal traditionally meant "black tie." To this day, invitations you get from by-the-book operations (e.g., embassies) will say "business attire" or "lounge suit" for a suit and "Semi formal" or "Black tie" for a dinner jacket. "Formal" in the evening is white tie and tails, which is really rare.
     


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    No it's really called semi formal

    Which as you've described means wear a suit at your school.
     


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    Which as you've described means wear a suit at your school.
    Actually it seems to mean that everywhere

    Is there something more than a suit but less than a DJ?
    Maybe a velvet jacket?
     


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    Maybe a velvet jacket?

    I always think of velvet jackets as being very casual. You seem to have an aversion to wearing a suit, but wouldnt mind wearing something more formal....??
     


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    I always think of velvet jackets as being very casual. You seem to have an aversion to wearing a suit, but wouldnt mind wearing something more formal....??
    I would think of a velvet jacket to be more formal than a lounge suit

    Maybe I should just dress a suit up and wear a 3pc
     


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    I would think of a velvet jacket to be more formal than a lounge suit

    Does anyone even wear Lounge suits anymore? ....last I saw was on TV on The Apprentice a few seasons ago when that annoying guy Danny wore one everyday and sang bad songs on his geetar every chance he could

    *I always think of "lounge suit" as those 70s monstrosities like Mr Furley wore on Threes Company.
     


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    Does anyone even wear Lounge suits anymore? ....last I saw was on TV on The Apprentice a few seasons ago when that annoying guy Danny wore one everyday and sang bad songs on his geetar every chance he could
    A lounge suit is just what we refer to as a "suit". Not a leisure suit.

    Is the point of this thread that you would like to outdress the people in suits?
     


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    At least a '70s leisure suit is better casualwear than what people wear today.
     


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    EDIT: What J said.
     


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    A lounge suit is just what we refer to as a "suit". Not a leisure suit.

    ah, leisure suit.....got that mixed up with lounge suit. thanks for clarification
     


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