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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.
Nicely done, as usual.
That suit looks very high quality; nice!
Thanks, gents (assuming you were talking about me).
Wearing blackwatch tartan trousers with my peak lapel DJ. The trousers are not high waisted.
I have a blackwatch bowtie, but no blackwatch waist covering. Don't know if I should go without waist covering, and wear the blackwatch tie, wear one of my black cummerbunds with it, or just scrap the blackwatch bowtie and wear a black tie and cummerbund. Rig is too casual for a vest I feel.
Would love to see pics if you don't mind! This is basically what I am thinking of doing (but, as previously stated, I would need to get the pants made). The tartan I would use is more along the lines of Royal Stewart, though:
To address your question, I would think just keep everything else standard and do just the tartan pants, although TBH I've never seen someone match their pants to their bow tie, aside from the traditional black of course.
I agree. Avoid matching accessories at all cost.
I vote black cummerbund. I think it is a superior choice to a matching waist covering.
Black cummerbund and tartan tie, or black tie?
I was hoping the pattern would be subtle enough to not look like a bad prom outfit, but not likely eh?
What say you for a pocket square?
You might be able to pull that off. May I ask why you are not content with the trousers? They are certainly going to stand out.
I agree to stick with matching black cummerbund and tie. I'd be interested to see what a blackwatch pocket square would look like with this rig. I think you're fine with white linen, but I have a feeling a blackwatch pocket square would look best (provided, of course, you can find one).
(So, are you "Mr. F&^%*#$ black watch," or am I?)
The State of Black Tie is strong at Canali and Brioni
I say stay with all original options except the pants.
Tried on a bunch of stuff last night; the blackwatch pants ended up looking best with my midnight shawl collar DJ even though the jacket has texture, and is a bit fashiony.
They are very subtle for tartan pants, especially in dim lighting.
I think the blackwatch bowtie looks pretty good, but I'm not sold on it.
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow night.
I would think if choosing blackwatch trousers, that would be the only thing to be different from traditional black tie. I'd venture to guess that wearing a blackwatch bowtie might look passable, but it would border on the "matchy/costumey" side of things. My vote is to stick with a traditional black bow tie.
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