Yes, the ratio of tuxes to suits has dropped over the years. That said he'll look classier in a tux and you can get a formal picture done for the occasion. Check around for interesting cummerbund sets, over here in Texas we have our Texas flag sets and the like to flaunt when out in the lesser 49.
Originally Posted by richstacy
Have spent two months on HAL ships on the last three years, including a 35 day cruise last year. No more than 35% tuxes now as opposed to 60% just a few years ago.
Amadeus:09 Diamond;Celebrity:10 Summit; HAL: 87 Rotterdam V,89 Nieuw Amsterdam II,93 Nordam III,94 Ryndam III,96 Westerdam III,99 Veendam IV,01 Maasdam V,02 Amsterdam III,03 Volendam III,03 Zuiderdam II,04 Westerdam IV,04 Oosterdam I,05 Zaandam III,06 Statendam V,06 Prinsendam II,07 Nordam IV,08 Eurodam I,08 Rotterdam VI,09 Veendam IV,09 Volendam,10 Nieuw Amsterdam IV,12 Ryndam III;11 P&O:Artemis;RC:07 Splendour of the Seas,11 Navigator of the Seas,12 Majesty of the Seas