Saturday, May 10, 2008


I need a lounge suit.

The invite says "Lounge Suits & that Ilk" but first I need to find out what a lounge suit is. Luckily there is always Wikipedia to help.

"The modern suit originally was a 19th century English innovation in men's dress, usually referring to a lounge suit that was only worn in the country and at seaside.

"The lounge suit became popular in the later 19th century as informal clothes to wear in town, until becoming the accepted alternative to the morning coat in the early 20th century. As the lounge suit became popular, all men would have at least one suit to wear to church; rich Victorian men still wore a frock coat to church.

"At the end of the 19th century, an informal evening version of the lounge suit emerged in England, known as a dinner jacket in British English, in a dress code referred to as black tie."

Ah, so I need to buy a DJ!

My old one (and pleated shirt) went to charity several months ago as it was starting to cause my waist severe discomfort. And as Microsoft no longer holds black tie Christmas parties for staff, the need for a replacement has seriously waned. Off to the shops tomorrow, I feel.

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