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What is dock attire?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alexei, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. alexei

    alexei Senior member

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    I have a party to attend in a few weeks and the invitation stated "dock attire." What are my options here? When I think "dock attire" I think white slacks and a navy blazer with bright gold buttons...

    My concern is that this is in the midwest and it's Fall now... not too warm.
     
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    Don't forget the white captain's hat.[​IMG]
     
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    either

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    My thoughts exactly. You're either a dock worker (which would be quite comfortable and warm) or you look like a reject from the Love Boat.

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    If you're going to show up like Brando you need the puffy eyelid and slurred speech.

    Great movie, by the way.
     
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    I think it depends alot on who the host is. To me, "dock" attire sounds pretty casual -- basically, preppy sailing clothes. Khakis, topsiders w/o socks; and a colorful shirt. Perhaps a Henry-Lloyd foul weather gear jacket. Dock attire is not yacht club attire, I don't think. On the other hand, if the host is a longshoreman, then dock attire has a whole other meaning.
     
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    I should specify that it's a dinner party too. [​IMG] (Who boats at night?) It's at a restaurant on a lake. The atmosphere is pretty casual, but the hosts are not necessarily. It's among a series of (mostly) black-tie events over a three-day weekend.
     
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    I should specify that it's a dinner party too. [​IMG] (Who boats at night?) It's at a restaurant on a lake. The atmosphere is pretty casual, but the hosts are not necessarily. It's among a series of (mostly) black-tie events over a three-day weekend.
    Then I'm guessing Smails attire is appropriate.
     
  9. acidboy

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    i would recommend captain haddock, but black suit is frowned upon here. [​IMG]
     
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    i would recommend captain haddock, but black suit is frowned upon here.

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    Black is for sailor
     
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    i would recommend captain haddock, but black suit is frowned upon here.

    [​IMG]

    Whiskey, and barnacles requisite. Marlinspike Hall optional.
     
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    If there is any chance that you might set foot on a boat, you should wear Sperry Topsiders or a similarly white-soled shoe that will not leave black scuff marks on the deck.

    I would probably wear khakis and a polo shirt or an oxford with a light sweater thrown over my shoulders and Topsiders without socks.
     
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    I should specify that it's a dinner party too. [​IMG] (Who boats at night?) It's at a restaurant on a lake. The atmosphere is pretty casual, but the hosts are not necessarily. It's among a series of (mostly) black-tie events over a three-day weekend.

    I'm getting the feeling that this is one of those occasions that you don your white dinner jacket. Depends on the temperature though, seeing as they are mostly used in the summer.
     
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    I'd agree with Nantucked Red but for the point that it's in a series of black-tie events.

    But then you say it's too warm.

    And that it's in the midwest.

    What an unusual party!
     
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    JBZ, that's an example of hyper-trad dockwear.
     
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    Orange jumpsuit and leg irons?

    No wait, wrong kind of dock...
     
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    Orange jumpsuit and leg irons?

    No wait, wrong kind of dock...

    A-hole, you stole my joke. [​IMG]
     
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    If you are in Maryland head down to Annapolis for the power boat show this weekend[​IMG]
     
  20. alexei

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    But then you say it's too warm.

    I meant that it's NOT warm in the midwest. Brrr.... today was especially cold. That's why I don't want to go sockless, for example.
     

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