Where do you wear your tuxedo?

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  1. new obsession

    new obsession Senior member

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    Just curious because I realized as I dressed in black tie recently, that I really enjoy wearing a tuxedo. I like the look, the feel, the formality... I am looking for more excuses to wear my get-up.

    Where do you all wear yours, beyond the usual weddings, etc?
     


  2. TimMureau

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    I where a tuxedo with Christmas.
     


  3. alflauren

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    I wear one on dangerous missions.
     


  4. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    I've posted before that I'd like to wear one out to dinner; probably in stealth mode but maybe not.
     


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    at my wedding......[​IMG]
     


  6. chorse123

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    I have a mediocre tuxedo, so I only wear it when absolutely necessary. I think the tux is too specific a garment to be worn just for the hell of it these days. So if you want to wear it more, become a patron of the arts. [​IMG]

    Speaking of which, I was at the Met on Saturday. We were in the orchestra, great seats (a gift). I saw two men in the whole house wearing tuxedos.
     


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    On a dinner-and-club-date with Mrs. Vintage Gent. To the theater. On New Year's Eve.
     


  8. new obsession

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    So if you want to wear it more, become a patron of the arts. [​IMG]

    Speaking of which, I was at the Met on Saturday. We were in the orchestra, great seats (a gift). I saw two men in the whole house wearing tuxedos.


    That's kind of my point. People used to wear them to the Opera, or the Philharmonic. These days, the only time I hear about people getting tuxed up is for the odd black tie wedding, or black tie corporate event, both of which are becoming less and less frequent.
     


  9. whoopee

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    Operas, opening nights at the symphony and the odd black tie affair. Less than ten times this past year.
     


  10. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I wore mine recently to a black tie affair sponsored by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Other than black tie business or society affairs, never.

    That being said, I was laughing because the Florsheim Monarch shoes that I bought from Bennies (Chris - Nightowl) had a tag saying they were "airport friendly". I told my wife, "this will be good if I ever become a secret agent and have to take a flight while wearing my tuxedo" [​IMG]
     


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    I belong to a gastronomic society (ConfrÃ[​IMG]rie de la ChaÃ[​IMG]ne des Rôtisseurs) and we have black tie events about six to eight times per year.
     


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    Where do you all wear yours, beyond the usual weddings, etc?


    Charity events. Many, if not most, charities have annual fundraisers which are black tie events.
     


  13. Kent Wang

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    I belong to a gastronomic society (ConfrÃ[​IMG]rie de la ChaÃ[​IMG]ne des Rôtisseurs) and we have black tie events about six to eight times per year.
    In Philadelphia?
     


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    The dinners are in Philly and the surrounding area, yes.

    In Philadelphia?
     


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    There aren't many events I get to wheel the DJ out for... sometimes I manage myself invited to some of the college balls and of course, there are occasional other events - event dinners, etc. But it's rare, sadly, these days.
     


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