- Dinner suits. Which shirt…
I’m edging my way to senior statesmen and respected high flyer, yet I still find myself sans dinner suit. This Christmas and a few other occasions thereafter, demand I match my attire with my reputation (at work, not on STW).
I’m starting a little low brow in the suit perspective before potentially upgrading next year, with an M&S classic slim fit item. But, I’d like a decent shirt within which Armani scents and platinum cufflinks will do their damndest to walk confidently among the important people and warm the hearts of the ladies present.
Anyway, such poetry aside, what crisp white item will do me justice? I’m usually a Tyrwhitt advocate, so this without tie is my first choice.
But…?Posted 2 months agofootflapsMember
Last time I bought one, I received excellent service at John Lewis, their sartorial chap had me try a few styles / sizes and helped me pick one. I’d out expanded the previous one.
I used to care about being able to tie a proper bowtie but then I realised that no one actually cares once they’re over 40 and use a fake one…Posted 2 months agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Ah, hadn’t spotted the link in your OP, Kryters. That looks pretty tidy. Takes studs, too, which is A Good Thing.
On a personal musing, however, I have two dinner shirts, both from Roderick Charles (my usual shirt place). Might seem expensive/extravagant given I probably wear black tie only a few times a year, but the way I look at it, they’ll last me a lifetime. Oh, and if the inevitable problem occurs, having a spare on standby can be a real bonus!Posted 2 months agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Make sure your cufflink match up.
I was given some from a very nice school I worked for internationally. I’ve never worn them until a board meeting a couple of weeks back. I was instantly approached by one of the board (a ‘sir’) to discuss the school and my links to it. #socialcilmbingPosted 2 months ago
Well everything is ordered but in my efforts to be a little casual I’ve made a mistake and not ordered a bow tie. A nights sleep has left me thinking I need to enter the event with one, even if it comes off later. On the plus side a rummage through my cuff link boxes reveals a pair of studs I haven’t worn before.
Back to online shopping later then!
Then after that, the which Watch for a Dinner Suit thread 😉Posted 2 months agotimbog160Subscriber
Get both a proper and ‘stick on’ tie. When you arrive your tie looks good, but then later you can whip it off, and have the ‘proper’ one hanging round your neck Monte Carlo style…
Despite my best efforts my attempts at tying a proper bow tie always end up looking like ****!Posted 2 months ago
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