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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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

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  1. culverwood

    culverwood Distinguished Member

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    I have a black slub silk dinner jacket and trousers, Dupioni/Thai I am not sure of the differences.

    I do not wear it anything like as many times as Andy does his DJs, probably twice a year. It was made in the late 70's and so far has escaped the moths and does not show signs of wear, though it has been tight on some occasions over the years I can now fit it well again.
     

  2. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on "good" and "too expensive." The Brits always seem to have cheap and serviceable sets at their shirtmakers. And here is another: http://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/evening-wear/set-of-3-dress-studs-st830.html

    Then there are a few modernist things like this out there: https://therake.com/alice-made-this-austin-rose-gold-plated-cufflinks.html

    Or even something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-...=item2ab07611fa:g:kzwAAOSwaM1bVjzZ:rk:15:pf:0
     

  3. once a day

    once a day Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    love the rake option @Concordia - Many thanks!!!!
     

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    Lol, good on you. Unless I simultaneously beef up the belly, attempting to grow beyond 42-43 is destined for disaster. An 11-12" drop is more than enough for me. Pain enough as is with exacerbating matters.
     

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    Winot Senior Member

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    With apologies for the shonky phone photos, here is the black tie rig (Meyer & Mortimer bespoke) on its first outing.

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  8. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks nice! You do much with them?
     

  9. Winot

    Winot Senior Member

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    Paul Munday has made most of my business suits since 2008.
     

  10. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Good call. I'd think about whether you want that much break on the trousers, but otherwise it is a fine-looking silhouette.
     

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    Winot Senior Member

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    Thanks. You’re right on the break; I was running late in the office and misjudged the adjustment of the braces.
     

  13. Winot

    Winot Senior Member

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    Well spotted. Gaziano & Girling MTO.

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  14. EFV

    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Post-birthday birthday celebration this Friday:

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    "I don't always step into a boxing ring, but when I do, I prefer to wear black tie" :slapfight:

    And Mrs EFV is absolutely radiant in her red dress!
     

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