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Formal Wear for Special Events

[caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Attending a white tie affair? You can never go wrong with a sharp looking tailcoat."][/caption] Most men know what a black tie or white tie dress code generally means. However, when it comes down to rules and specifics - such as the type of weaving required for your clothing - you probably have no idea what you should actually be doing. One must realize that an invitation to an affair that specifies itself to be a black tie event simply means that you should wear a tuxedo. There is a certain allowance of flexibility in black tie events -...

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Novelties are the Icing on the Cake

[caption id="attachment_1236" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="Fred Astaire in the classic, You'll Never Get Rich"][/caption] You have been invited to attend the company's prestigious, annual gala. It's a great time to enjoy yourself with 5-star quality food, accept honorary titles and awards for your hard work in the business, and get to know your co-workers more. Therefore, you want to make a good and long lasting impression. A great way to start the night is by choosing a look that best fits and shouts your personality. Perhaps a sharp, double breasted tuxedo, much like something from Calvin Klein's formal wear collection will...

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The Perks of Learning to Dance

So your best friend’s wedding is coming up and his fiancée is dragging him to dance lessons. She insists they need to impress everyone during their first dance as a couple. He is miserable about the idea and begs you to come along to make it a little less painful. Now I know what you’re thinking. "If I start ballroom dancing, there is a good chance I will be ridiculed mercilessly by my other friends." "He has the excuse that his soon to be wife is dragging him to go but I certainly don’t. If this gets out I will...

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Boardwalk Empire and White Tie Formal Wear

[caption id="attachment_51" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Steve Buscemi in White Tie Tailcoat"][/caption]Boardwalk Empire and White Tie Nucky Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi, is the brains and the power in Martin Scorsese’s new HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Buscemi is not noted for his looks. Remember in the movie Fargo when everyone described him as the “funny looking guy?” But if clothes make the man, then his costumes, especially the men’s formal wear that he dons, endow him with power. Buscemi in Prohibition Era white tie looks about as dapper and in control as a man can be. This is especially true when his...

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