The Fedora Lounge
There have been discussions in several threads about the particulars for evening wear so I thought I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢d spend some time rummaging through my closet and put together a primer on evening clothes. For some of you this is all old hat but there seems to be a demand. (In any case, it gives me a chance to dig out all my evening clothes and dress up!)
Evening wear refers to the formal clothes you wear after 6:00 p.m. This is what most people today think of as ?¢‚Ç¨?ìformal wear?¢‚Ç¨?. The basic distinction is usually referred to by the colour of the bowtie: white tie and black tie.
This means you wear a tailcoat that comes down to your waist and is cut in a straight line to your hips. The tails then drop down to the middle of your knees. It should have silk or grosgrain facings on the lapel and a prominent stripe down the side of the leg (more on that later). This is correctly worn with a stiff-fronted shirt with a detachable collar, a stiff wing-tip...
Since actual time travel is not possible yet, whats the closest thing you can do to get a feeling of what it must have been like back then?
here are a few things I can think of that kind of make me get the feeling of going back in time:
1. Old photos, old movies, it's a true a picture is worth a thousand words, even old paintings or drawings, but actual photos really capture the moment and memories can last a lifetime.
2. listening to old radio or news casts from the golden era
3. collecting historical artifacts and holding them and feeling the history, it's like owing a piece of history
4. revisiting old historic places, old buildings, old childhood home or places you havent been to in years will bring back old memories, family trips you use to go a long time ago.
5. thinking about the foods your grandma or parents use to make, or trying to recreate the same foods from old family recipes.
6. Living history, actually dressing up in the clothing styles or...