View Single Post
  #49 (permalink)  
Old July 9th, 2003, 08:16 PM
Rev22:17 Rev22:17 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default Re: Re: Nice sports coat and slacks enough for formal night?

AR,

By the way, you may not know this, but in SOME circles of society, now mostly gone, the term "formal" means white tie and tails while "semi-formal" is used when a tuxedo is appropriate. However, Celebrity classifies things as shown above, and that's fine.

I have never seen an etiquette book that defined a tuxedo or a dinner jacket as anything but "formal" or that defined "semiformal" as anything but a business suit and tie. IIRC (and I don't have a reference at my fingertips), the ultimate in formality is usually designated "formal evenign attire (white tie)" or someithing of the sort -- and gehtlemen don their white tie and tails while ladies don their ball gowns.

Norm.
Reply With Quote