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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

Concordia

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It's been done before. If you're among friends and feel comfy, don't rule it out.
 

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How does everyone feel about tartan trousers with an otherwise standard black tie rig? I’m thinking to go red or blackwatch trousers for a Christmas event.
Nowadays (yes, exceptions exist, of course) the tartan pants will likely receive more compliments than the "correct" trousers.
 

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Considering using upholstery ivory tussah raw silk fabric for a dinner jacket. 370 g/m2...thoughts
 

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First outing for new Sean O’ Flynn dress shirt last night. How do people stop the front of the shirt riding up?

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Let me know if you figure anything out, I've had similar problems with my RTW brooks brothers shirt...i'm not sure if its the studs, or maybe i should ask for my shirt to have heavy starch next time i have it laundered
 

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First outing for new Sean O’ Flynn dress shirt last night. How do people stop the front of the shirt riding up?

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I had a BBGF pleated shirt that did that as well. Very annoying. Switched it out for a slimmer-fitting Hickey Freeman. It still rides up a bit. Must be the lack of a belt?
 

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Let me know if you figure anything out, I've had similar problems with my RTW brooks brothers shirt...i'm not sure if its the studs, or maybe i should ask for my shirt to have heavy starch next time i have it laundered
I sent Sean the photo. He said I should wash the shirt as that will hello the front shirt flat. If it’s still a problem he’ll fit a tab to attach to my trouser waistband.
 

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Quick question - Is it acceptable to wear a normal French cuff white dress shirt with mother of pearl buttons showing with a tuxedo?

I understand traditionally the shirts have stud or covered buttons, however I have seen many people wear normal mother of pearl buttons, including Prince William, David Beckham etc.

Thanks!
 

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Quick question - Is it acceptable to wear a normal French cuff white dress shirt with mother of pearl buttons showing with a tuxedo?

I understand traditionally the shirts have stud or covered buttons, however I have seen many people wear normal mother of pearl buttons, including Prince William, David Beckham etc.

Thanks!
You can if you want to. Personally, I think it's regrettable. Assuming you've got your own tuxedo, why wouldn't you buy a decent shirt to go with it?
 

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