Friday, February 24, 2012
Should any man planning to attend the Academy Awards this Sunday be uncertain as to what he should wear, I have a few words of advice. From top to bottom:
-Wear a black or midnight blue dinner jacket.
-The lapels should be shawl or peaked.
-The side pockets should not have flaps.
-There should be a silk or linen square in the jacket's breast pocket.
-Your shirt should be white, with either a pleated or pique front.
-Three shirt studs are far better than three buttons.
-Tie your own bow tie.
-Show half an inch of shirt cuff.
-Cover your waist with a double breasted jacket, vest or, if you must, a cummerbund.
-Your trousers should break no more than an inch.
-Silk socks please.
-And proper patent leather oxfords or calf opera pumps.
The rest of us may wear black tee shirts while watching from home.