The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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  1. mafoofan

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    What prompted this? No, but how does it fit the discussion?
     


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    I can see a 1B being converted to a 2B by just adding another button hole and button lower than the buttoning button, But from 1 to 3 would be a bit tricky as the roll is already established at what would be the middle button. Maybe a 1B converted to a 3 roll 2? I mean i assume we are talking about jackets already made as 1B and not in the process of being made.
     




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    Doesn't it depend on how the quarters are shaped too? If they are quite open and start opening directly below the button wouldn't a new button there look odd?
     


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    As someone who lives in the "old country," I must say that I am impressed with this report that most of your sister's guests at her debut were in black tie. More often than not, our default for formal wear will be national dress (climate being tropical and all that).

    Black tie is a relative rarity here in the Philippines, at least after 1986. Most events I have attended where formal garb was required would have had the men in Filipiniana or in lounge suits. To be fair, the black-and-white palette of black tie finds a complement in the black-and-white palette of the barong Tagalog when the latter is worn with evening trousers (at best; black sans the satin outer seam stripe seems to be the norm). I suppose the white dinner jacket with proper accessories would have blended nicely with men in Filipiniana, but I digress.
     


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    At one of the best dressed weddings I've ever been to. Attempting to do my part.

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    It's only appropriate, since it was his wedding, but I dug Bill's peaks more than this shawl. I like your studs more than his uncovered buttons, however. Either way, both great looks. Hope y'all had a good time.
     
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    Yes, but just think: the wedding would never have even gotten off the ground without dutiful groomsmen to seat guests and hand out programs. We are the forgotten bearers of burden.
     


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    Foo, this question grows out of wondering if I've been pushing my tailor to make my sleeves a bit too short. Are your sleeves on this suit as long as the picture makes them look, and if so, what would you say about it. If that's right, then I'm definitely wrong. I like the DB shawl though, it is definitely not going to look like all the others.
     


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    It's cut like all my other jackets. I only ever show a sliver of cuff, like half a centimeter or so. There is a broad range of acceptability in my book.
     


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    OK, probably just the angle and being B&W then. Thanks.
     


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    I know i'm breaking some rules but I come correct 22 outfits and a mic check, how am I doing?

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    Looking pretty good. Though, if that last pic is indication, it appears that there is a bit of a gap between the top of your pants and your buttoning point. This exposes some white area. IMO this ruins clean lines and takes away from the continuity of the fit. Try tossing a cummerbund on next time to avoid the glaring gap and especially if you plan to wear your tux unbuttoned.

    Also, it appears that there is some flaring at the tails (though it might just be your slightly off-kilter stance in the pic). A ventless jacket will avoid this issue.
     
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    I was already wearing suspenders is it appropriate to wear both suspenders and a cummerbund? The flaring is a non-issue when I stand straight up.
     
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