The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Not just appropriate, but typical. Also, the picture with the open jacket shows how a cummerbund would have helped.
    What happened to the furry purple creature? It had star potential but disappeared after the first photo.
     
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    +1

    Nothing wrong with buttoning your one-button front dinner jacket when standing or walking.
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It amazes me that even at the Emmy's, with all of the professional stylists, pretty much every actor in a Tux was wearing ordinary black dress shoes. Such a disappointment!
     


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    Furthers the puzzlement surrounding the qualifications of a "stylist." I'm just pissed I wasn't the first guy to think of "styling" a celebrity. Gold mine idea.
     


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    +1
     


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    Well most of them are women or gay men and more interested in fashion than style. It would be like if on this forum the SW&D-only crowd were hired to dress people for black tie events. Bad stylists and designers (in all fields) force their personal style onto their clients.
     
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    What say you about these lapels?

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    What exactly about the lapels? They look a little wide to me.
     


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    Yes. I am not one to shy away from wide lapels. I actually quite like them. However, I am on the fence with these. I do like the cut of the lapels though. Either way, it was cheap, it is midnight blue and I picked it up on a whim. If it does not work out, no big loss.
     


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    What kind of black tie shoes do you think would be more appropriate?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I don't like bellied lapels, but many do.
     


  12. MBreinin

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    Including me. :)
     


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    Me too. I think the jacket looks great.
     


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    I like them on DB, but not so much on single. My own DB has very straight lapels, and I think it looks a bit sad. I'll probably upgrade when I have more opportunities to actually use it.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Then rock 'em! :slayer:
     


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