The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. MrVenneri

    MrVenneri Senior member

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    Flat black actually...I know the cellphone pictures aren't the best at bringing out the detail. I'd like to say that's my future pics will be better, but they won't, I also only use a cellphone.
     


  2. Kuro Kujikiri

    Kuro Kujikiri New Member

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    The promotion for the Iron Chef All Stars charity degustation dinner at the Sydney Opera House on the 2nd and 3rd August 2017 says "black-tie only" (...spot the black tie?...)

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    Bounder Senior member

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    The more correct phrasing of the black tie dress code is, "Black Tie or National Dress." The guy on the left is obviously from Labelkinglandia, so he's fine. I don't know about the other three.
     


  4. Lensmaster

    Lensmaster Well-Known Member

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    Actually a very good question. Different types of bow ties make a big difference in the look. I studied on this quite a while when I started wearing them. I wear butterfly on the narrower side. I think that looks best on most people. I think the bigger they get the closer to clownish they look. It's not in your question but I think the narrow batwings only look good on Frank Sinatra.
     


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    No. It has the more common waistcoat configuration but if I could do it over again, I would definitely go with the U configuration.
     


  6. Blake686

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    Thanks for your reply @Lensmaster, appreciate the insights. I am leaning toward the smaller end, I know it seems silly to think about when the different is a quarter inch, but I think it makes a difference. Thanks again!
     


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