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Prom Clothes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oddly Familiar, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    Tuxedo is also called semi-formal or black tie. So the traditional tie is a black bow tie. But then if you don't want to be traditional pretty much anything goes.

    Mathieu
     
  2. alchimiste

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    Is the jacket really this long? It does not look like a tuxedo to me (even remotely) but obviously you don't want the traditional thing so... Wing collars are designed for bow ties. What's the point with a long tie? BTW: this jacket does not have a buttonhole, so you cannot have a boutonniere. Mathieu
     
  3. Oddly Familiar

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    Mines not quitet that long. I'm thinking about getting a purple tie because I am giving her a purple flower-dealy I forgot the name. I'm confused, what exactly is a boutineire? I thought it was the thing that goes in the pocket. I don't kow about all this stuff, I'm only a freshman.
     
  4. Carlo

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    The flower dealy is a corsage. Tricky moment when you pin it on - get too close to her breast and Daddy will take your arm off and beat you with it - important safety tip as that would more or less spoil prom.

    The boutoniere is the little buttonhole on your lapel that is not within several inches of any discernable button. Your jacket appears not to have one so have mom use two safety pins from the back. Hold still and don't squirm - she's your mom, this will be a big deal to her.

    Important safety tip #2: Unlike the days when I went to prom, GPS tracking technology is much better these days. Dad said 11:00 curfew, have her home at 10:58.

    He also has a tracking device implanted in her ear - if you stop at the Marriott he'll know, then he'll kill you... probably slowly.

    Other than that, have fun.


    (Note: Daughter is 9, I have 6-8 years to practice scaring the crap out of young suitors so I am practicing on this poor unsuspecting guest)
     
  5. LabelKing

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    I think what people try to pass off as boutonnieres these days are tacky.

    One does not need a large rose accessorized with various sprigs of what I believe are called Baby's Breath.
     
  6. Oddly Familiar

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    She's a junior, her dad's been through it before. Besides that, I got her the bracelet one. I hope that her dad doesn't say 11. The after party starts at 11.
     
  7. Matt

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    while you have deviated significantly from what is traditional and generally recommended on these boards, you made it clear that that was your intention early.

    As such, you have selected a very stylish suit, that is successfully edgy enough and out-there enough to make you stand out from the crowd.

    spend a lot of time getting the fit as close as the renter will allow, and have a great night.
     
  8. Oddly Familiar

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    The jacket fit great, the pants where the smallest size possible, but a little bit big in the waist. I wore a purple tie that matched my dates eyeliner/corsage perfectly. She got me a white with purple tipped boutineire that was pinned right above my jacket pocket. Guess what? I won 2nd best dressed guy, the winner was some dude that came in all white, a hat and cane and shoes, too. I was better dressed than him.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    That must be true white tie then.

    I wager he wore a set of white tails a la Marlene Dietrich.

    Or Liberace.
     
  10. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    Do you have pictures?
     
  11. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Senior member

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    I'm not to crazy about putting pictures of me up on the internet, but if you want to see some PM me.
     
  12. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    What many people do is that they edit the images to cut off their heads. So the pictures they post show them up to their neck/chin.
     
  13. Bradford

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    Congratulations on your second place best-dressed finish. Not bad for a freshman.

    As to the guy who beat you - I'll would take Label King's wager and bet that he actually looked more P. Diddy than Liberace.

    Bradford
     

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