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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. culverwood

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    That makes sense. In the UK most wedding ties are based on a silver/grey/white background and perhaps a darker tie would be more suitable for an evening wedding.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like dark ties for weddings, they look too funereal.
     


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    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Paul Stuart. I would guess Brooks Brothers and J.Press, though those will be lesser quality. Paul Stuart did a nice job, but mine is about a dozen years old.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    How much is Paul Stuart charging for a shirt these days? If you have the time, you might be better off using Geneva.
     




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    At Geneva, be sure to ask specifically if you want studs farther apart than buttons on a normal dress shirt, which I think is the default.
     


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    The one thing I forgot to do was to ask for stiff interlining for the collar, cuffs and bib. they used the same soft stuff which I love for me regular shirts but it really doesn't work for the formal shirt. The shirt is otherwise great, though.
     
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  9. ThinkDerm

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    how much did rubi charge for the tux?

    also, how much does rubi charge for standalone pair of trousers? (black tie; regular)
     


  10. mafoofan

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    Yeah . . . for that price, I'd rather go bespoke.


    Huh, they suggested a stiffer interlining for mine but I insisted on the softest they had, as I would use on a normal shirt. It seems to me the facing is more than enough to keep things straight. Anyway, I don't like a collar that looks board stiff--even on a dinner shirt.


    I think a tux is something like 5,000 euros. There is surcharge over the price of a standard suit. Trousers, I'm not sure. But I think charge somewhere around 1,000 euros for a standard pair.
     


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    I really don't like the softness of mine and I don't think the pique is at all stiff.
     


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    I learned on here, and hadn't previously known, that formal shirts were supposed to have three studs only, not four, so if you want a shirt with only three stud holes, you'll be hard pressed to find one OTR. I suppose you could have a button added, or simply wear the fourth stud (as I do).



    Is this because of the issue I noted above (only having three studs where one would usually have four buttons)?
     


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    Think about that statement for a while. It isn't 100% crazy but it does point to something.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    We are creating a brave new world, D. You should be enjoying your influential role in the project.
     


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