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to you posh lot what to wear?? Gala dinner

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  1. rasA4
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    [May 20, 2010]
    Hi all ive been selected from my work to attend a Gala Dinner in London, the dress code is Black Tie optional, i assume they mean black bow tie optional?

    so could i wear black suit with white shirt and normal ordinary tie, which is black in colour?

    thanks in advance
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    [May 20, 2010]
    B I R T H D A Y S U I T ! ! !


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    [May 21, 2010]
    Trust me, if it's got "Black tie" on the invitation, "optional" or not, wear a bow tie. If it's a posh do, and I mean posh-posh not just dressed-up, you should go the whole hog.

    Dinner Jacket: black cummerbund; black bow-tie. Judging by your car's extras you can also afford: black patent leather shoes; and a white vented shirt with covered-buttons, double-cuffs and a wing collar. Oh, and buy a real bow-tie, not a tied one from Debenhams, and learn to tie it. It's easy, practice calmly in a mirror a few times a day and you'll be doing it in your sleep within a week. Real bow ties separate the rednecks from the gents...so, up to you lol.
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Well said Maestro, and can i add, that once purchased, these things never age, so you will still be able to bring them out of the wardrobe in 5 -10 years time and if you have not put on a load of weight, wear them again.
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Its more embarressing to be under dressed than over dressed IMO...
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Well put already, I would wear the full penguin suit mate, I've under estimated how smart I've had to dress before for a dinner night, and felt a tit all night!
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Exactly: never fear being over-dressed; it only shows the others up for not making the effort.

    Thanks guys, glad you all stood up with me on this, so many guys these days dress-up like *****: what happened?

    Oh, and the cool thing to do these days is when the evenings winding down and people have had a bot to drink and shirts get loose, undo your bow tie so it's tabs are hanging and undo your top button. If you're single and there's single ladies there I bet you a tenner a girl will comment on it being a real bow tie and hey, ice-breaker. when that happens, remember this post and raise your glass to me :)
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Love is in the air......

    Well said, you can never be too over dressed, I do like to under dress when im jus faffing about, but when dressed up, it does make so much of a difference, even more so when people say, "blummin eck, you scrub up well dont ya!!!" :)
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    [May 21, 2010]
    I'd go the whole hog too!

    I've got a Gala Night coming up in October and I can't wait! Now I don't wear suits that often. Infact I can't remember how many years its been since I've worn one. But I like looking sharp every now and then. The comments like Nilz said make you feel good too!
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Ooohh a REAL bow tie!!! lovely...real James Bond!!!!! :wub:

    Remember..shaken not stirred lol! Hope you have a good evening!
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    [May 21, 2010]
    pussy galore:idea:
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Go all out hun, after all, how many times do you get to show yourself off at a Garla dinner??

    Enjoy the evening and hope to see you soon :)

    xx
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Make sure you wear your best shell suit and whitest Nike trainers, that should WOW them !!!
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    [May 21, 2010]
    Pooshie
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    [May 22, 2010]
    i totally forgot about this thread
    WOW now i was hoping to get away with a black suit and standard black tie... bit worried now, lol

    just had another look on the guest list i dont know anyone on there!
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    [May 22, 2010]
    the Mrs invited as well.... now she is stressed
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    [May 22, 2010]
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    [May 22, 2010]
    Ooohhh your missus has a good excuse to dress to impress! brilliant, something slinky, classy and very sexy! Go watch a James Bond Film for ideas!!!

    You will have a great night for sure!
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    [May 23, 2010]
    Retail Outlet, Karen Millen - sorted!
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