Question re: 4 in hand tie with tuxedo

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I hope those who know better set me straight, but didn't Neville Chamberlain sport a similar look, particularly with a wing collar? Probably not a tuxedo, though, and if I was fishing for comparisons to British statesmen I would certainly prefer Churchill to Chamberlain, but still - if the look was that bad, wouldn't they have stoned him in parliament?
     


  2. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Funny -

    I was just coming on to ask whether I could wear a long silver tie with a white dress shirt and my tux to an event tomorrow evening.

    I'm going to try it and see how it looks. The event is black tie optional, so if it looks stupid, I'll just break out a dark blue suit.


    It will look stupid. Wear the blue suit. That combination will look good.
     


  3. twister212

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    The preferred colour of the shirt here is black. Alternative acceptable colours for the "tux" here are peach and powder blue. Loafers go particularly well with the combination, especially crocodile ones, but any Gucci loafer will do.
    Let me narrow it to those who live in NYC or London and get out a fair amount. (No offense intended to the Australian smart-aleck.)
     


  4. grimslade

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    Let me narrow it to those who live in NYC or London and get out a fair amount. (No offense intended to the Australian smart-aleck.)

    I live in NY. Just don't do it, man.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hope those who know better set me straight, but didn't Neville Chamberlain sport a similar look, particularly with a wing collar? Probably not a tuxedo, though, and if I was fishing for comparisons to British statesmen I would certainly prefer Churchill to Chamberlain, but still - if the look was that bad, wouldn't they have stoned him in parliament?

    http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/...rlain&offset=0

    There was a small contingent who kept wearing wing collars with ordinary 3-piece lounge suits until the 30s.

    And I have no idea if Chamberlain ever got stoned in Parliament, or anywhere else for that matter. Churchill's tendencies in that direction are pretty well documented.
     


  6. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    It will look stupid. Wear the blue suit. That combination will look good.

    I'm going with the tuxedo & bow tie - see my new post in the thrift store find thread for more details.

    P.S. If we're going to start dressing like Neville Chamberlin, does that include using a white pocket square as a flag of surrender?
     


  7. bklyn5

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    I am not a fan of a tux with a 4-in-hand tie, looks to cheesy to me. That said, if you are going to where one, definitely go with a notch lapel. These ties do not work with a peak lapel.
     


  8. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    P.S. If we're going to start dressing like Neville Chamberlin, does that include using a white pocket square as a flag of surrender?

    Chamberlain gets an appallingly unfair rap. He was Prime Minister when Britain declared war on Germany, after all and played a valuable role in the first year of the war. Among his achievements were a key role in organizing the Special Operations Executive. He was largely stalling for time while Britain re-armed at the time of the infamous Munich agreement.
     


  9. RJman

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    Chamberlain gets an appallingly unfair rap. He was Prime Minister when Britain declared war on Germany, after all and played a valuable role in the first year of the war. Among his achievements were a key role in organizing the Special Operations Executive. He was largely stalling for time while Britain re-armed at the time of the infamous Munich agreement.
    It's hard to think of him without remembering he wore a Cynthia Mask.
     


  10. Orsini

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    Are these only for notch collar tux's? Could you wear one with a peak collar single breasted? (I recognize that some of you are ardently against 4 in hands with a tuxedo...this question is for those who have found it in themselves to accept -- and even to enjoy -- this trend.)
    No no uh no uh no no uh no no no… Looks like home-made shit (sorry ladies)! .
     


  11. Orsini

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    The preferred colour of the shirt here is black. Alternative acceptable colours for the "tux" here are peach and powder blue. Loafers go particularly well with the combination, especially crocodile ones, but any Gucci loafer will do.
    Oh jeepers, sir! I think you must be being facetious!
     


  12. Sator

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    Oh jeepers, sir! I think you must be being facetious!

    Guilty as charged [​IMG]. My ancient crimes are catching up with me (how old is this thread?)
     


  13. grimslade

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    Guilty as charged [​IMG]. My ancient crimes are catching up with me (how old is this thread?)

    Nearly two years!
     


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    I like that the OP eventually limited the acceptable pool of responders down to those living in NY or London. Because clearly those of us in flyover country barely have the occasion to wear shoes, let alone "creative black tie".
     


  15. Orsini

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    Guilty as charged [​IMG]. My ancient crimes are catching up with me (how old is this thread?)
    It is old! I didn't realize that -- I didn't even look.
     


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