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formalwear pRon!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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  2. gumercindo

    gumercindo Well-Known Member

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    Here's me and my better half at last weekend's Philly flower show.

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    Here are some goofy self-pics...

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    Btw, after spending the good part of the month scouring this board and blacktieguide.com putting together my ensemble, I was shocked at how little effort other guys put on black ties. About 80% of the guys had clip-ons; a lot of guys had no vest/cummerbund; lots of color matching bowties with vests/cummerbunds; oxford shoes (not even shined) or even tassled loafers with a tux!

    What I finally got:

    RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet
    PS Grosgrain bowtie
    RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund
    CT studs
    Bulgari cufflinks
    AE Spencers
    Albert Thurston braces

    Anyway, thanks to all who helped me out! The only thing I forgot was the white silk pocket square from KWang, but I left it at home. [​IMG]
     
  3. HomerJ

    HomerJ Well-Known Member

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    Gumercindo, I see that beer you're hiding! :p

    May I ask how much the pieces of your outfit cost..? I'd love to buy an RLPL tuxedo like that..
     
  4. gumercindo

    gumercindo Well-Known Member

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    Yep, no way around that one!

    I completely lucked out by calling the PRL outlet in Orlando. I asked if they had any tuxes in general in my size and they said "yes, but only RLPL". I was expecting to hear a price tag of $1500-2000, but it ended up being $600. It's a fantastic suit, imo.
     
  5. james_timothy

    james_timothy Well-Known Member

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    Btw, after spending the good part of the month scouring this board and blacktieguide.com putting together my ensemble,
    I was shocked at how little effort other guys put on black ties. About 80% of the guys had clip-ons; a lot of guys had no vest/cummerbund;
    lots of color matching bowties with vests/cummerbunds; oxford shoes (not even shined) or even tassled loafers with a tux!

    What I finally got:

    RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet
    PS Grosgrain bowtie
    RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund
    CT studs
    Bulgari cufflinks
    AE Spencers
    Albert Thurston braces


    Hey, you did it right, and nicely done. [​IMG] (Though I might argue a RLPL dinner jacket calls for at least bourbon, if not rye, and that in real glass. )
     
  6. quevola

    quevola Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Gumercindo. Way to represent - you are one well-dressed Cubiche!

    BTW, I have your avatar tattooed on my right shoulder [​IMG]
     
  7. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    Looking sharp-but DAMN! What was with your eyes in the first shot? Did it piss off your date when you started to turn into a werewolf in your nice tux? Or are you just a garden-variety Satan worshiper? [​IMG]
     
  8. gumercindo

    gumercindo Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Gumercindo. Way to represent - you are one well-dressed Cubiche!

    BTW, I have your avatar tattooed on my right shoulder [​IMG]


    alabao, que vola!! thanks, bro.

    Looking sharp-but DAMN! What was with your eyes in the first shot? Did it piss off your date when you started to turn into a werewolf in your nice tux? Or are you just a garden-variety Satan worshiper? [​IMG]

    Yeah, I had the laser beam eyes going on.
     
  9. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    G--
    I really liked all of your high quality choices for your formalwear. Excellent across the board. I'm certain all of these will serve you for many years.




    RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet
    PS Grosgrain bowtie
    RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund
    CT studs
    Bulgari cufflinks
    AE Spencers
    Albert Thurston braces
     
  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Those RLPL tuxes are fabulous; and esp. at that price!!

    And you wear it well.
     
  11. gumercindo

    gumercindo Well-Known Member

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    Those RLPL tuxes are fabulous; and esp. at that price!!

    And you wear it well.


    Thanks, they are indeed! After you had yours on for sale a while back, I thought I'd never have a chance at another well-priced RLPL tux again. Lucked out.
     
  12. zalb916

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    Finally got a chance to break out the formal wear at a friend's wedding this past weekend. The couple is Orthodox, which meant a dress with shoulders for the girlfriend. The tux and vest are RLPL. Studs, cufflinks, and bowtie are Paul Stuart. Shirt is Golden Fleece with turndown collar and small pleats. Pocket square is there, just hidden in the pic. [​IMG]
     
  13. LesterSnodgrass

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    From our recent cruise:

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    This is the exact look I will be sporting at me wedding -- SB, peak lapel, white waistcoat with black bow tie, and patent opera pumps. Looks super sharp!!!
     
  14. AlanC

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    Forgot about this thread. Since it's back I'll post my dj from last week (also in WAYW):

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    Detail:

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  15. bartil

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    What's the rules on a 3-pieced tuxedo? Single vent, sidevents, no vent at all? If single-breasted, how many buttons? How should the lapels be? Wich fabric and weight is most recommendable for all-year-use? Is it OK to wear a wing-collared shirt with a 3-pieced tuxedo?
     
  16. sartort

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    Here's me and my better half at last weekend's Philly flower show. RLPL Tuxedo (1B, Peak Lapel) - at a great price at a PRL outlet PS Grosgrain bowtie RLPL Grosgrain Cummerbund CT studs Bulgari cufflinks AE Spencers Albert Thurston braces Anyway, thanks to all who helped me out! The only thing I forgot was the white silk pocket square from KWang, but I left it at home. [​IMG]
    Finally got a chance to break out the formal wear at a friend's wedding this past weekend. The couple is Orthodox, which meant a dress with shoulders for the girlfriend. The tux and vest are RLPL. Studs, cufflinks, and bowtie are Paul Stuart. Shirt is Golden Fleece with turndown collar and small pleats. Pocket square is there, just hidden in the pic.
    I've been thinking about that Grosgrain Paul Stuart self bow tie. Looks pretty good. I think I'm sold. gumercindo, I have the same RLPL cummerbund, scored like you at a PRL factory store for $25 (from $225 retail). I had some thoughts about the Paul Stuart grosgrain not quite matching, but it looks good from your pics. Besides, I doubt it's anything any sane person would notice. The price ($60) is certainly a lot more attractive than $125 for the matching RLPL version.
     
  17. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    sartort, consider a robert talbott made to measure bowtie (faille goes really well with my grosgrain silk tux lapels). about the same price as a paul stuart tie, but no buckles/ adjusters.


    I originally emailed them about this, and was contacted in a day or two about it:

    RTC@ROBERTTALBOTT.COM
     
  18. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    by the way, Alan-- you (and the others sporting this shoe choice) are much braver than me, I don't think I could pull off the patent pumps with bows. Certainly the most trad choice, but it goes squarely against my 'What would Bond do?' ethos. [​IMG]

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  19. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    Here is my bit of black tie pRon. This is MTM outfit my tailor made for me. Just a basic dinner jacket that I get allot of wear out of. I have few shirts I rotate into the outfit, and a rotate between linen Pocket square and silk ones, other then that it stay about the same.

    Some shots taken before an event a week ago:

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    And a few shots from after an event last night:

    Here is me and the Mrs.

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    Here is shot of my favorite cuff links. They are old an ugly but they have found their way down through 3 generations of our family, so I wear them more then any other links.

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  20. Deipnosophist

    Deipnosophist Well-Known Member

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    I have a school leavers' prom in the next few days (a load of 17/18 year olds doing 'black tie' - how bad can it be? [​IMG]), and have just finished putting the final touches on my 'ensemble'. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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