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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Are you not looking at it?
     


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    Ill-fitting. Cheesy lapel facings. Flap pockets (also with cheesy facings). Wilted bow tie (looks pre-tied).
     


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    Perhaps I'm being ignorant but isn't this just a black suit with satin lapel facings?
     
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    Sure, but even "correct" dinner suits are just modified lounge suits to begin with. The standard peak-lapeled, single-button dinner jacket would just be a black suit jacket, if not for the silk facings.
     


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    Let's not forget the mailman stripe down the trouser leg :nodding:
     


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    Yes it's a modified lounge suit, but there are too many "unmodified" details here... the notch lapels, flap pockets, two buttons... maybe there's even a back vent...

    I can't see the satin stripe on the trousers, but that could be my monitor.
     


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    You'requite the stickler. I approve.

    What color longwings with black tie?
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Since there is only one to choose from...
     


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    Black, duh.
     


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    thinking of driving up to the Cape for a week. Anything I must see?
     


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    Do you think Cole Haans or Kenneth Coles will go better with this?

    [​IMG]

    (... been to 3 weddings this year ... this was the tux-of-choice for all three.)
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Ha, is that that CK PoS? I think I had to wear that one last summer too.
     


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    I recently purchased a midnight navy, 1 button shawl collar, Kiton dinner jacket that I'd like to wear to a wedding in a month or so.

    1. It came with side vents, a proper dinner jacket does not have vents, correct?

    2. I was told I wear black tuxedo pants with the jacket, and since the facing of the jacket is navy silk, a navy bow tie, what color shoes do I wear?


    Thanks!
     


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    Also, anyone know where I can find a navy cummerbund?

    I assume since my bow will be navy the cummerbund has to match?
     


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    Black shoes.
     


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