OMG!!! I had an inspiration for the Stars of the Rainbow event!

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Stars of the Rainbow is coming in March, our premier GLBT fundraiser gala in South Florida. And I was so perplexed about what I would wear. Last year I donned my classic dinner jacket & black bow tie (aka a "tux"), but that was so vanilla. Not to mention that it's a tight fit this year, with all the weight I've gained. icon_razz.gif

    So I had to do something different. And it just came to me, a few moments ago! A look so new and radical, yet at the same time recognizable, that I have no doubt I'll be featured in all the gay rags here. And no, it's not a dress, for the cynical.

    I'll post the pics after the event. But I'm just so happy I resolved my dilemma, so I can attend this thing. Anyone else in Florida attending? I'd love to meet you.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:12 AM GMT
    So instead of a black bow tie, you're going to wear a red one? icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:20 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSo instead of a black bow tie, you're going to wear a red one? icon_lol.gif

    Umm... no. Still one of my black bow ties. And for those interested, they're custom made for me in Vermont, to my neck size. I have a horror about one-size-fits-all bow ties, with a sliding buckle or some such device on the neckband, visible when you wear a wing collar shirt.

    Here's their web site, and I highly recommend them, if you don't mind tying your own bow tie:

    http://www.beautiesltd.com/Default.aspx
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    I was told never to trust a man who wears a tie that accentuates his ears.

    *suspicious glare*


    I wore a bowtie with one of them sliding buckle doohickeys to two weddings; I didn't care for it. I'm replacing my tux with a western one partially because I detest most ties. I favor the official AZ tie, the bolo.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    Buckwheet saidI wore a bowtie with one of them sliding buckle doohickeys to two weddings; I didn't care for it. I'm replacing my tux with a western one partially because I detest most ties. I favor the official AZ tie, the bolo.

    A gentleman would never wear a pre-tied bow tie. There are some self-ties that have adjustable neckbands, but that's so déclassé if you have a wing collar, and the neckband is visible.

    I had an ex-BF who wore patent leather cowboy boots with his tuxedo, and wanted to wear a bolo until I forbade it. I told him he either wore a bow tie (which I had to tie for him) or I wouldn't be seen with him. I thought I was very liberal that I overlooked the boots, while I wore proper evening pumps. These cowboys are savages, but some do have lovely bodies, so a compromise is sometimes unavoidable.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:20 AM GMT
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    Buckwheet saidI wore a bowtie with one of them sliding buckle doohickeys to two weddings; I didn't care for it. I'm replacing my tux with a western one partially because I detest most ties. I favor the official AZ tie, the bolo.

    A gentleman would never wear a pre-tied bow tie. There are some self-ties that have adjustable neckbands, but that's so déclassé if you have a wing collar, and the neckband is visible.

    I had an ex-BF who wore patent leather cowboy boots with his tuxedo, and wanted to wear a bolo until I forbade it. I told him he either wore a bow tie (which I had to tie for him) or I wouldn't be seen with him. I thought I was very liberal that I overlooked the boots, while I wore proper evening pumps. These cowboys are savages, but some do have lovely bodies, so a compromise is sometimes unavoidable.



    Humbug. Who are you to attempt lambaste, oh untrustworthy bowtie wearer?

    I don't pretend to be a gentleman. My ungentlemanly acts are well fitting to my churlish nature.

    I won the Best Dressed award, and that with combat boots on. Some covertly snobbish yan-Easterner passed it out to me. The conclusion? You can kiss my hairy ass. icon_biggrin.gif

    Your sacrifice is duly noted. Thou may rest thy cross, oh humble purveyor of selflessness. No wonder he's an ex. icon_rolleyes.gif Forsooth! haha