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    I have a formal ball coming up very soon and want to know if this waistcoat is suitable to wear: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Hosp...ohoXBIVZfVDOxg

    Also, should I wear a waistcoat or a cummerbund?
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    They are both choices of formal attire, so where which ever one you feel the most comfortable in.
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    I have a formal ball coming up very soon and want to know if this waistcoat is suitable to wear: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Hospitality-Waiters-Waistcoat-Bar-staff-Stylish-Waistcoat-/322004448912?var=&hash=item4af8f 5f690:m:movdka9EiohoXBIVZfVDOxg
    That waistcoat isn't technically appropriate; traditionally, you want a low-buttoning waistcoat (something like this: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic..._full_crop.JPG). Nevertheless, I doubt you'd be lynched or anything so wear it if you like.

    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Also, should I wear a waistcoat or a cummerbund?
    Whichever you prefer.
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    Cheers - which would you say was more common nowadays- the waistcoat or cummerbund?
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    Yeah the link looks fine, and totally appropriate for a black tie event. Both are suitable so whichever you think looks best
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    (Original post by ACJHealy)
    No, no, you need a low buttoning waistcoat at the least.



    Equally common, but I feel a cummerbund looks better and is more respected.
    Are any of these waistcoats appropriate?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C890-MENS-...0AAOSwL7VWsl5D
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C887-MENS-...sAAOSwKtlWslrE
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Butler-And...8AAOSwX~dWsIu1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alexander-Do...=low+waistcoat
 
 
 
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