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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. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    No, at least not any more. On this particular cruise there were two "formal nights" that were black tie options. Every other night was casual (although long trousers and a jacket were "required"). We knew that when we booked the cruise, of course. But we just decided that we wanted to have every night be formal night.
     


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    Thank you
    Yes, I am going to wear a white dial, black leather strap watch

    It isn't a true "dress watch" but it will be more proper than the metal bracelet Rolex
     


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    This red silk dinner jacket is kinda habit-forming...
    IMG_1052.jpg IMG_1054.jpg IMG_1049.jpg

    The jacket is by a Thai tailor called In Style Tailors, of Phuket. Everything else except the tie, studs, and shoes is by Hemrajani. Tie by Le Noeud Papillon, shoes are Church's for Brook Brothers, and studs are by Longmire. My wife is wearing Camille Flawless and Christian Louboutin. This was taken in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
     


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    Watch out, you may relaunch the mid-century fashion for coloured DJs!
     


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    By then I'll have moved on to something else!
     


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    Agree, that red DJ in silk is really striking and IMO balances traditional style with a modern twist in a fantastic way... love it!!!
     


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    I'm curious, at what point do y'all think black tie bespoke is worth it?

    Overall, I'm relatively new starting my bespoke collection, right now I have (or currently commissioning):

    Winter:
    Gray flannel db suit
    Navy donegal sportscoat

    Summer:
    French / Neapolitan blue sb suit
    Blue textured sb sportscoat.

    I was thinking of doing either a db lumbs golden bale 8 oz light navy suit, a cream db linen suit or a tuxedo next. (If I did tuxedo, I'd do a single breasted peak lapel 3 piece.)

    My tuxedo collection is as follows:
    Db peak lapel satin finish black tuxedo (pleated trousers)
    Db shawl lapel satin finish blue / midnight blue tuxedo (flat front)

    Both tuxedos are purple label custom fit / top line Ralph (not black label). I personally believe both tuxedos look pretty close to well-executed bespoke. Here's a photo of the latter tuxedo:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BaL_vtBAsbK/
     


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