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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

The Chai

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Half the people I meet think I’m either the waiter (events and restaurants) or the door usher (ballet, symphonies and the opera) when I am in black tie. I currently live in Australia. I think if I wore a velvet jacket they’d probably think I’m in a tux
 

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Interesting solution, that.

Is he still doing the Huntsman shirts, or have they found another source?
 

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Interesting solution, that.

Is he still doing the Huntsman shirts, or have they found another source?
Not sure. He seems quite busy. The buttons are on a tape BTW so can be removed.
 

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That's an interesting bib. I'm not sure about the matching collar and cuffs, but that's just a matter of taste. Very nice indeed.
I must admit I was slightly surprised to see the collar in the ribbed fabric as I had forgotten that was what we agreed. But I checked my Marcella shirt that he made a few years back and it is the same with matching collar and cuffs. I'm sure I will get used to it.
 

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I must admit I was slightly surprised to see the collar in the ribbed fabric as I had forgotten that was what we agreed. But I checked my Marcella shirt that he made a few years back and it is the same with matching collar and cuffs. I'm sure I will get used to it.
Yeah, matching collar and cuffs is standard for a marcella-front shirt. Your shirt seems closer to a pleated shirt, which was why I wasn't sure about it. But I think it's distinctive and could work really well in context.
 

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Yeah, matching collar and cuffs is standard for a marcella-front shirt. Your shirt seems closer to a pleated shirt, which was why I wasn't sure about it. But I think it's distinctive and could work really well in context.
Thank you. We did start with the idea of going pleated, and the end result was Sean's suggested variant.
 

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Colin Hammick fitting room— makes me think it is really thin with a serious coat hanger.

Although he was, with reason, much respected for his work there. From what I understand, he basically invented what we know as the Huntsman silhouette. Which fit him perfectly!
 

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