The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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  1. sugarbutch

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    I guess it's your prerogative to be scandalized by stuff that's not even intended for you, but if they're not even trying to look classic, the critique is meaningless.
     


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    I'm not "scandalized" by anything. I don't really care for whom it's intended. Much of what appears on SW&D is hideous. So is this WSJ article. Hence the obvious connection between the two.
     


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    Okey doke.
     


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  5. sugarbutch

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    The state of black tie for the racing world is rather dire. Especially disappointing is Jackie Stewart, a long-time patron of Savile Row. Adrian Newey, well, there's really not much to say, is there?

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    It's strange that he only owns two pairs of cuff links. I'm also skeptical of such a thing as tuxedo-only cuff links—unless they're part of a stud and cuff link set, but I think it's fine to wear them without the studs.
     


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    I've done this frequently, actually. Nothing wrong with it IMO.
     


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    I'm looking at a tux with satin lapels but they are rayon and not silk. Is that normal? Bad? The jacket itself is super 130s wool
     


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    I'd be grateful for some advice. I'm having a dinner jacket made for me with the following specs: single breasted, single link button, midnight blue super 120 (my tailor has a limited choice and I'm in a bit of a hurry), black velvet shawl collar. Should the trousers have a velvet side stripe that matches the collar - or a braid side stripe or satin/grosgrain? I think I may have to wear a cummerbund or my waistband will show - in which case, should the cummerbund be satin? Grosgrain? Velvet? I'm very wary of overdoing the velvet - but most of the online advice I can find suggests that the cummerbund and trouser side stripe should match the facings on the lapel...
    Hugely grateful for any/all guidance.
     


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    The pant stripes should match the lapels for sure. As for the cummerbund, I personally would go with a black grosgrain one. I wouldn't want to overdose on the velvet, and the cummerbund is by and large hidden away th majority of the time.
     


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    Here's an Oxxford jacket in Super 100s with velvet collar. I don't see matching trousers but you might contact the store or Oxxford themselves and see what they recommend...

    http://www.frieschskys.com/new-oxxf...xedo-tux-formal-dinner-coat-jacket-42-42r-nwt
     


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    My wedding party, last night. One of a very few occasions to be black-tied in Southeast Asia.

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    Well, I got my tuxedo dress shirt with Marcella bib from Clermont Direct and it looks lovely. Great quality at a great price. Very happy.
     


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    Is one of those a Hefeweizen?
     


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    (Both are) supposedly so. And that stuff got me hammered quite good that night.
     


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