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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget: A Black Tie Guide

November 21, 2012

Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget: A Black Tie Guide

Our new contributor Kiyoshi Martinez has expensive tastes – but not a lot of scratch. In this series, he’ll show…

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Improv Everywhere: Black Tie Beach 2012

September 10, 2012

Improv Everywhere: Black Tie Beach 2012

Improv Everywhere: Black Tie Beach 2012 Charlie Todd & Company invade beaches wearing black tie. Delight ensues.

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People dress up for funerals.

July 3, 2012

People Dress Up For Funerals.

People dress up for funerals. Why not dress up to celebrate that you’re alive? Gay Talese. (Quote taken from a…

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The Black Tie Shoe That’s Good For Something Else

February 23, 2012

The Black Tie Shoe That’s Good For Something Else

Kent Wang just announced a new shoe, a black plain toe balmoral (pictured to the left, above). In keeping with…

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I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening

December 25, 2011

I Once Wore Black Tie To A “gala” Theater Opening

I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening, and literally four different people asked if my wife and…

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Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie

November 29, 2011

Vox Sartoria Takes On The Issue Of Formal Pumps With Black Tie

Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie. I’ve worn both oxfords and pumps with black…

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2nd Annual Black Tie Beach

September 14, 2011

2nd Annual Black Tie Beach

charlietodd: A participate takes a dip in the ocean as part of Improv Everywhere’s 2nd Annual Black Tie Beach event. …

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Went to a close friend’s wedding this weekend

September 11, 2011

Went To A Close Friend’s Wedding This Weekend

Went to a close friend’s wedding this weekend. My wife was Matron of Honor, so I ended up with the…

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The second (annual) Black Tie Beach event

August 21, 2011

The Second (annual) Black Tie Beach Event

My friend Charlie Todd’s great organization Improv Everywhere just posted the video of their second (annual) Black Tie Beach event….

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Harry S. Truman on his wedding day in 1919

August 10, 2011

Harry S. Truman On His Wedding Day In 1919

Kansas City haberdasher & president-to-be Harry S. Truman on his wedding day in 1919. Note that his suit looks almost…

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Improv Everywhere

August 7, 2011

Improv Everywhere

For those of you who are disappointed you don’t get enough chances to wear evening clothes, I’ve got great news….

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“Love”

July 31, 2011

“Love”

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Photos taken backstage at the 1989 Oscars

July 12, 2011

Photos Taken Backstage At The 1989 Oscars

This wonderful Flickr set of photos taken backstage at the 1989 Oscars by a photographer named Alan Light is a…

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I’d say this is a pretty solid example of too-long pants, wouldn’t you?

July 8, 2011

I’d Say This Is A Pretty Solid Example Of Too-long Pants, Wouldn’t You?

Bill sent us this wedding photo, which I’ve cropped to protect the guilty. I’d say this is a pretty solid…

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PTO reader Matt

July 8, 2011

PTO Reader Matt

PTO reader Matt writes: I just got married a few weeks ago. I was 100% clueless about what to wear…

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