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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

nosch455

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The problem with lengthening a waistcoat from the shoulders is that you run the risk of the front of the waistcoat becoming too low and uncovering a button, perhaps. I'm not saying it can't be done, but it's something to be aware of.
I may have to accept that it fundamentally just doesn’t fit from how far in it cuts into the shirt from where the lapels lie. Not too concerned about studs (it’s a three stud shirt). I think a U shape would be better suited.

*sigh* it shouldn’t be this hard to find decent RTW menswear haha
 

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Veremund

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how do you dress black tie when the bride and groom actually have no idea what black tie means? wedding invite says black tie. i talked to bridge and groom and the groom just picked up a suit that he really likes. i'm not one to outdo the groom but still want to stay within the rules.
I would educate them as to what black tie actually means so that they don’t continue to operate in ignorance. Then they might decide to re-word their invitations accordingly if necessary.
 

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Tie and cummerbund in process with Hober. Shirt has arrived, studs inbound from @nomanwalksalone, and this is in Naples for shipment. Wearing black whole cuts passed down from my father.


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Somewhat off topic... but the next 007 will be played by someone that makes the traditional dinner suit scenes somewhat difficult in future movies after the handover.

 

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Given 007 has traditional been a womanizer of the highest order, something tells me attire ain't the only thing changing with this torch passing :laugh:
 

Faux Brummell

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They’ll have to go with white tie...

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Somewhat off topic... but the next 007 will be played by someone that makes the traditional dinner suit scenes somewhat difficult in future movies after the handover.

 

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Too expensive. Try the no-trousers option.
 

Concordia

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Eh... still expensive. How about just the girl?
 

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Julianne Moore has an open invite to wear my dinner suit...preferably arriving in her birthday suit
 

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