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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. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    I thought that even a midnight tux was supposed to have black facings, no?

    That being said, I've never heard it referred to as "midnight tie", lol so you should be fine.
     
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  2. Veremund

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    Perfectly fine.
     
  3. bboysdontcryy

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    You can get a tailor to make you a bow-tie if you want them to match. Pretty easy stuff. Mine did.
     
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    Just a picture of my black tie rig for this coming Friday. I'm don't have a tuxedo shirt and I am aware of the shoulder dimpling but I think it should be more than adequate for a university ball.
     
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  5. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    The shirt isn't blue, is it?

     
  6. Stebbin

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    No, it's the lighting. It's a white spread collar from Charles Tyrwhitt.
     
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    Veremund Senior member

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    ^ Then you're good to go. Nice tux, where'd you pick it up? Might you consider having the trousers shortened just a bit? :)
     
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    Half-canvassed suit from a Thai MTM. They managed to deliver it within a week with the requested lowered button stance and wider peak lapels. There are some issues with the shoulder divots but I can't really complain given the relatively low price. I'll see what I can do about the trouser lengths before the event.
     
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    Don't lose any sleep over it. Overall you look damn good. Is it a strictly black tie event?
     
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    The event is described as black tie but it's definitely treated more like a prom or high school formal by many of the attendees. Every year, there's photos of law students rocking up in business suits, striped shirts, grey polyester "tuxedos" from H&M, ill-fitting black suits, long ties and alot of rentals.Tuxedos and proper black tie attire are definitely in the minority.
     
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    All having the effect of making you look EVEN better.
     
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    +1.
     
  13. Snoogz

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    Sleeve pitch looks off, given the twisting/wrinkling down the arms.

    Also, look into having the sleeves at the right length. One seems longer than the other.
    Tuck the PS in to only show about 1/4 inch. This will increase the look of this rig a lot
    Others have mentioned the trouser length, as it stands, it looks like a rented piece they made work for you. (this is the perception I get)
    The trousers should have no break, and just a clean drape. It will be magnificent!

    Overall it has a lot of potential to be outstanding! Just minor tweaks that a tailor should be able to do in a few days or so.
     
  14. TheWraith

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    Looking great again, Stebbin.
     
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    Today's NYT online has slide show of HBO party after the Emmys; lot's of "tuxes" but not one a correct black tie rig using GABTS (generally accepted black tie standards). A bit surprising, even in this debased age, that not even the "adults" in attendance knew what a dinner jacket should be. However, pics of Sofia Vergara insure you're not wasting your time.
     
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    Doing a test fit for an event I'm attending. I couldn't set up the camera to include the shoes in the shot.

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    Looks pretty good, nice drape as well.

    I'm assuming your wearing a cummerbund?
     
  18. nyarkies

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    Thank you. Yes, I am wearing one.
     
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    Looks great. As little break as possible in the trousers?
     
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    Awesome lapels. What kind of jacket is that?
     

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