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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.
Some were pretty bad, but I saw a pair of opera pumps, so that has to count for something right?
So, as to the state of Black Tie, just read something on another site where a woman explained, for her wedding, her husband went to the same Tux shop from which he'd been renting for 10+ years... So apparently he goes to a lot of black tie events, but can't do the math on renting vs. owning. Renting over and over for 10 years... boggles the mind.
+1. Honestly anyone who anticipates going to even 1 black tie event per year should own their own tuxedo. Once you own it gets even more use because you look for excuses to wear it. I've worn mine 4 times so far in 2013 and will probably get one final wearing out of it before the year ends.
Absolutely. I got mine for my wedding, August 31st, and have now worn it five times and will wear it again on Friday. A new casino is opening, and, while my buddy and I may be the only ones in Black Tie, we'll be the best looking guys there. Plus it'll be funny. I wore it to the wife's work Christmas party, and was the only one there; the dress code was "as formal as you want it to be" and my wife wanted me to wear the Tux, and I didn't need to be asked twice. Though, perhaps I will wear a suit next time around. Not sure if I looked like a dick.
Anyway, that's five wears in only 4 months, so far. And, as yet, we have no plans for New Year's.
I found a thread in which Fritzl talks about this a bit.
Yes but they are so different and unique, each outfit representing its wearer's individual personality. Back tie is just so... stuffy.
I thought "stuffy" was the point of black tie events like the Botanical Gardens gala.
Is it individual personality or lack of knowledge of black tie's formality? :-/
That's kind of the point. Black tie is a uniform with a bit of room for customization but the basic idea is to have a black (or midnight blue) jacket and trousers with peak or shawl lapels, some sort of waist covering (or else wear a DB jacket that stays buttoned) and black bow tie. The idea is for the men to look similar with some subtle variations.
My post was facetious, but I guarantee that is what is going through these guys' heads. Most (American) men (and women) think like that, or did at one point.
My wife's work Christmas party photo booth shot.
Definitely not traditional, but very snazzy. I'm not brave enough to wear it, but I can appreciate it on someone else.
Nice pic of you both - I like how you've done traditional black tie then glammed it up with contrasting festive antennas.
Hey ITG may I ask where you get your tailoring done? Also were you at the QE theatre on Sunday?
Laughed out loud. Quote my wife: "Can't unsee."
I get my tailoring done by Blair Shapera (and his staff) on Smithe. My dad got his stroller and pants made there for my wedding. They were about $1300, I think, and made on-site, in Vancouver, with a second fitting during the process.
Sadly, I have not been to the Queen E since Pirates of Penzance last year. Great show, though! My wife and I are thinking of subscribing to the opera next year, and are going to the Orpheum in March for Beethoven's Ninth.
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