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White tie w/ black vest: Can I do that

rdawson808

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Thoughts?

Is this just a mis-match? Or can I wear a white tie with my black vest (I'm talking (semi) formal-wear, of course).

bob
 

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Bob, I'm not expert, but I suspect that this would look funny.
How's the wedding planning going?
 

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Not sure what the question is. Black vest with white tie (i.e., tailcoat)? Or white bow tie with black vest and dinner jacket?

In either case, the answer is "no." These are not rules that most people consider flexible, or stylishly breakable. Breaking them would, in my opinion, just make you look uninformed.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Not sure what the question is. Black vest with white tie (i.e., tailcoat)? Or white bow tie with black vest and dinner jacket?

In either case, the answer is "no." These are not rules that most people consider flexible, or stylishly breakable. Breaking them would, in my opinion, just make you look uninformed.



The latter, white tie with black vest and dj. And that's what I thought--it just didn't jive in my head. But I thought I would ask (and that I could look at it at least and decided if I looked like an ass).

b
 

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Originally Posted by rdawson808
The latter, white tie with black vest and dj. And that's what I thought--it just didn't jive in my head. But I thought I would ask (and that I could look at it at least and decided if I looked like an ass).

b


I'm pretty sure the only time it works is at official/diplomatic events at the Vatican. Funny, I spent two years there as a dip and I never thought to ask why the white tie and black vest, but there you go.
 

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