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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:48 PM
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Guys, do you love to put on a tux, and have your lady, look at you in a different light, or would you prefer a dark suit, & a you look nice?
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IF the schedule says FORMAL then to me that Means FORMAL. A tux is it.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:04 PM
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I always wore a tuxedo but I recently lost quite a bit of weight and embarked on a long cruise and opted for a new and elegant dark suit. I did it for two reasons: To save on packing and also because I'm still losing weight and didn't want to invest in a tuxedo that would require alteration or scrapping.

I did notice that the ratio of tuxedos to dark suits was about 40:60 in favor of dark suits. This was HAL, Statendam 14 day Hong Kong to Osaka.

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If it weren't for DW, I'd still be wearing my suits from the 70's. (anybody remember leisure suits?) However, I have several nice sport coats in my closet, and for the little use they get, it wouldn't be cost effective to buy a tux to wear once a year.

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Old April 20th, 2006, 08:28 AM
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I used to wear a suit on formal nights, but about two years ago I began wearing a tuxedo instead. If I have to bring a suit with me, why not a tuxedo instead? Takes up the same amount of space in the luggage. Granted, I don't have many occasions to wear the tux at home, but I just feel better (and think I look better) in the tux.
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I prefer renting a tux from the cruise line. It's less for me to have to pack.
My wife said I was very handsome in the tux as well! 8)

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Trip,

Guys, do you love to put on a tux, and have your lady, look at you in a different light, or would you prefer a dark suit, & a you look nice?

How about the "Mother Theresa" answer -- Nun of the Above???

I actually prefer a white dinner jacket outfit rather than a tuxedo (black) since most cruises are in warm weather (either summer or tropics) where the white dinner jacket is proper. I think that white looks very sharp!

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Norm, i love the white dinner jacket formal look on men! I wish more men were aware of that formal option. I like it better than the traditional black tux. (Its a James Bond thing)
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Guys, do you love to put on a tux, and have your lady, look at you in a different light, or would you prefer a dark suit, & a you look nice?
If you have a tux wear it. There are some men who rarely go to formal events or just can't afford a tux so they have to rent one. It depends on how many social events one go to per year.
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I dress to please my wife!
Suit or Tux doesn't matter
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I'm taking a suit with me but may consider hiring a tux. I wear
a shirt, (sometimes with tie), at every opportunity, so a tux
may be the preferred option. But then again, I may not have
a say in the matter.
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Norm, i love the white dinner jacket formal look on men! I wish more men were aware of that formal option. I like it better than the traditional black tux. (Its a James Bond thing)
I agree 110%.Why should men be "restricted" to a black tux and look like a group of penguins ! More color for men.
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As a wife of a guy who actually thinks there is such a thing as "dress" jeans, I'll take the suit and/or the tux! He is so lucky to have me and a couple of daughters to help him out! It took us years to get him away from the all black Johnny Cash look!
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Watch it there. "Dress jeans" are an official part of the Texas Tuxedo look. And what's wrong with the men in black look? A black Stetson, black tux, black boots and full length black duster fits right in with the Black Tie and Boots Ball in DC. Black never goes out of style in a wetsuit. 8)




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As a wife of a guy who actually thinks there is such a thing as "dress" jeans, I'll take the suit and/or the tux! He is so lucky to have me and a couple of daughters to help him out! It took us years to get him away from the all black Johnny Cash look!
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I agree 110%.Why should men be "restricted" to a black tux and look like a group of penguins ! More color for men.
I'm for that!

A few years ago, there was a fad in colorful formalwear for men. The jacket and patns were typically a pastel, with the satin stripes on the trowsers, lapels, cummerbund, and tie in the non-pastel hue of the same color. I recall sky blue and royal blue combination, but the mint and forest combination was exceptionally sharp!

Alas, like all fads, this, too, hath passed, and we're back to black or white... though I did see one gentleman with a gorgesous gold and white dinner jacket on my most recent cruise....

*Sigh*

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Worn a tux, owned a tux hated it
Suit for me.
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