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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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

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  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I don't understand why, in order to show his friends how well you dress, you need to be outfitted in black tie garb. In fact, opting for non-black tie affords you a much greater opportunity to flex your sartorial muscles and exercise a little creativity.

    It makes little sense for him to ask you specifically to wear a tuxedo, even despite his overall intentions to "show you off."
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Should I put you in touch with him so you can debate the point?
     
  3. sftiger

    sftiger Senior member

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    Foo, please post fit pics of the dress guns
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will they shoot me with their guns if I shoot them with my camera?
     
  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Ya, seriously.

    Texas or not, anyone wearing cowboy boots with a suit can't make clothing judgements. You'll be the best dressed man there, own it.
     
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  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Are dress guns loaded? Perhaps with sterling silver bullets.
     
  7. sftiger

    sftiger Senior member

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    It will probably just look like you're snapping crotch pics :laugh:
     
  8. Veremund

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    :crackup:
     
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    Moloch38 Senior member

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    Last black tie wedding I went to in Texas they hung chandeliers from the trees, it was quite epic.

    +1 for a bar every 5 feet.
     
  10. sftiger

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  11. Veremund

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    Nonsense! You're going to look excellent!
     
  12. Veremund

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    Sounds like you're an honourable mention wedding party member, especially since you've helped him out so much sartorially.


    +1


    Any werewolf guests? If so, insist on sterling silver bullets!
     
  13. musicmax

    musicmax Senior member

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    That looks so much more like Bob Geldof than like Seinfeld.
     
  14. musicmax

    musicmax Senior member

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    This is easily solved. Suit to the wedding, tux to the reception. Sartorially correct, shows you put a lot of thought into proper attire, and saves you from standing out at the ceremony.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, this is probably the most correct way to deal, but it is also a pain in the ass.
     
  16. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    It's obvious you don't know much about Texas culture. Boots with suits is a normal thing down here.
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just because something is customary doesn't mean it's good.
     
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  19. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I visited Austin in August and we had an amazing time, also for a wedding. I enjoyed everything about Tx except the heat. I wore a steel blue linen suit and did not regret the choice.
     
  20. JLibourel

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    "Dress guns" at a wedding? Even though I lived in Texas for five years and had my first wedding there, that's a new one on me! Maybe it's a new custom--akin to the in-your-face "open carry" movement. As many of you may be aware, I own far more handguns than any sane man could want, much less need, but I regret to say I don't own a single handgun that could be classed as a "dress gun."

    Would a dress gun be something on the order of a highly engraved Colt Single Action Army with carved ivory steer's-head stocks worn in a floral-carved buscadero holster?
     

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