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Voile Formal Shirt

Midnight Blue

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Am I right in assuming that Mr. Miller's shirt is most likely made of voile? I would like to post a descriptive photo of a voile shirt on my web site and this one really captures the uniquely sheer fabric.

 

Manton

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Voile was once the most common material for the body of a formal shirt. Since the bib, cuffs and collar were always something thicker, and you're never supposed to take your jacket off at a black tie event, no one would ever notice the voile anyway. And, the idea was, it was cooler under the coat.
 

Midnight Blue

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Originally Posted by Manton
Voile was once the most common material for the body of a formal shirt. Since the bib, cuffs and collar were always something thicker, and you're never supposed to take your jacket off at a black tie event, no one would ever notice the voile anyway. And, the idea was, it was cooler under the coat.

Yes, ever since I discovered the concept of a voile formal shirt I've been amazed that it's not more readily available!
 

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tuxedo jackets used to be made out of much heavier fabric. Add a vest and you would sweat.
a voile or a batiste can be used for the body. Most men do not like the see through aspects of the lighter weight fabrics.
Carl
 

TintinATL

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
That bowtie is astonishingly small and pre-tied.

It is, but it actually seems to suit his babyface look.
 

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