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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. Kent Wang

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    Are dress guns loaded? Perhaps with sterling silver bullets.
     


  2. sftiger

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


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    :crackup:
     


  4. Moloch38

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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.
     


  5. sftiger

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    Nonsense! You're going to look excellent!
     


  7. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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


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


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


  9. musicmax

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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.
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO 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.
     


  11. Texasmade

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


  12. mafoofan

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


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  14. SkinnyGoomba

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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.
     


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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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