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White Bow Tie with DJ

glhassan

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Folks,

I have this burning question. I'm thinking about wearing black DJ for my wedding, what color of bow tie should I wear? I was thinking about wearing the white with white waistcoat, but I heard that that would be considered a solecism. I don't know why, but in my mind, the groom should wear something white..

I couldn't see myself wearing one of those collored bow ties. please help...
 

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"...the fling should not go so far as to allow a white tie with a dinner coat (this is almost Bateman cartoon stuff), nor indeed any colour other than black.

But to wear a white tie with a dinner coat is just plain ignorance... To blatantly break the rules, to wear a white tie with a dinner coat is to offend against tradition. The young have the right to do this, but it must be pointed out that you insult the power of the garment and weaken it. You should not wear ceremonious evening clothes unless you are prepared to dress according to the rules."

Sir Hardy Amies, The Englishman' Suit.

Leon
 

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Folks,

I appreciate the response. Although I slightly disagree with breaking the rule thing, aren't rules meant to be broken? especially in fashion.


Anyways, I see your point and will wear black tie instead. Although I'm having problem in trying to differentiate myself from the my boys... They will be wearing one button DJ with pleated, turndown collars shirt. Black bow tie and black cummerbund.

What do you think I should do to differentiate myself and to make it even more formal than them..

Thanks again for the inputs.
 

Master Shake

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Not clear why there is a need to differentiate. If people you invite to your wedding do not know that you are the groom, that sounds like a serious problem with your invitation list.

Perhaps the least tacky way of donning something different is having a different colored boutonnière.
 

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Originally Posted by glhassan
Folks,

I appreciate the response. Although I slightly disagree with breaking the rule thing, aren't rules meant to be broken? especially in fashion.



Rules were made to be broken, but you can't make broken rules.

I'm getting married soon too, and will be wearing a DJ for the occasion. And heck, I'll probably go for the white bow tie, just to be different.
 

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Originally Posted by glhassan
Folks,

I appreciate the response. Although I slightly disagree with breaking the rule thing, aren't rules meant to be broken? especially in fashion.


Anyways, I see your point and will wear black tie instead. Although I'm having problem in trying to differentiate myself from the my boys... They will be wearing one button DJ with pleated, turndown collars shirt. Black bow tie and black cummerbund.

What do you think I should do to differentiate myself and to make it even more formal than them..

Thanks again for the inputs.



I think the best way to differentiate yourself as the groom, is to marry the bride at some point during the ceremony.
 

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Originally Posted by glhassan
Although I slightly disagree with breaking the rule thing, aren't rules meant to be broken? especially in fashion.

Fashion changes from season to season, style is timeless. Some things are fashionable but not stylish, some are stylish but not fashionable, and occasionally (almost rarely) they are both.

A dinner jacket is stylish, not fashionable. There have been many people trying to make fashion statements with dinner jackets, and failing miserably. Attempting to push fashion onto classic styling results in a complete lack of style and class made prominent by your obvious attempt but equally obvious failing to achieve your goal.

If you want to wear a white tie, dive in the deep end and dress in white tie:



Or, if it's a day wedding, morning dress:



Originally Posted by JeffsWood
I think the best way to differentiate yourself as the groom, is to marry the bride at some point during the ceremony.

LOL.
 

JimInSoCalif

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Originally Posted by JeffsWood
I think the best way to differentiate yourself as the groom, is to marry the bride at some point during the ceremony.


Hey, stop that. I now have whiskey and soda all over my monitor. Actually, thanks for the chuckle - I am still laughing and I don't type very fast.

Cheers, Jim.
 

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