The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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    Why would I need to wear black tie to a sock and semen showcase?


    Black patent oxfords with silk ribbon laces.
     


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    He'd look better with someone taller, but it isn't bad.
     


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    Lol good one.
     


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    I like how each one is saying "let me sex inside you," but with completely different facial expressions.
     
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    Well, not all four.
     


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    Can't tell much from the pic. Black or midnight blue?

    The buttons look like regular horn--I'd swap 'em for silk-covered ones.
     


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    I ask a question and over the next 24 hours this thread goes wild!

    I love it :slayer:
     


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    blue. with black grosgrain. I agree the pic is off, the blue is pretty clear in sunlight.

    and I had the collar adjusted, but all pics I have are pre-adjustment. Hence no posting.
     
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    I went to a wedding last weekend . I wore a black bow tie, white shirt with mother of pearl cuff links, a black velvet smoking jacket with notch lapel and 2 buttons, a white pocket square, gray trousers and black slippers. I was self conscious goin in but I think 99% of the people had even more liberal interpretation of black tie than I. The broadest interpretation I saw was with shorts. I must say the women showed much higher consistently and quality in dressing.
     


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    I might be wrong but aren't "smoking jackets" shawl collar?
     


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    This is the proper solution for a gentleman:


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    Nice avatar cpt120 is it the Dugdale 8711?
     


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    This is the Kiton midnight navy "dinner jacket" that the consensus is it's an orphaned tux jacket.

    I like it so much I spoke to Kiton in NY and they are able to make me a pair of matching pants.

    Before I make the plunge.....

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Its kinda hard to see but it looks kind of short on you.
     


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