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  • Full evening wear (white tie)

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  • Evening wear (black tie)

    2 7.14%
  • Lounge suit

    6 21.43%
  • Smart casual (sports coat, slacks)

    13 46.43%
  • Casual wear

    15 53.57%
  • Very casual wear (distressed jeans, old gym shoes, t shirt)

    2 7.14%
  • Fancy dress costume.

    0 0%
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Thread: Dressing up for concerts

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    I think anything is OK as long as it's clean. If a person doesn't don the glad rags to go to an art gallery or museum then I don't see why any more effort should be made when attending a concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Romanza View Post
    Who cares. The last time I checked, it was the music that was the most important part of a concert not what your fellow concertgoer is wearing.
    I am surprised you had to check? if you do not understand the points I am putting forward then I am wasting my time so I will leave it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    I am surprised you had to check? if you do not understand the points I am putting forward then I am wasting my time so I will leave it at that.
    You don't have any points.
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    I usually wear a beautiful dress when going to a classical concert. And I put my hair up into an artful updo or half-updo. Mostly I wear contact lenses instead of glasses for these events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicaterina View Post
    I usually wear a beautiful dress when going to a classical concert. And I put my hair up into an artful updo or half-updo. Mostly I wear contact lenses instead of glasses for these events.
    I’m assuming you are female, but no matter if you’re not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    I’m assuming you are female, but no matter if you’re not!
    Naturally I am female! You can see that on my nickname!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankE View Post
    When attending a classical concert or opera (not like a local ensemble in a village hall) what do you prefer to wear?
    Do you dress up, dress down, dress for comfort?
    Would you prefer concerts were more dressy to add to the sense of occasion? More relaxed?
    If "it depends" is that based on an explicit dress code?
    What is a Lounge suit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eljr View Post
    What is a Lounge suit?
    You've heard of the interwebz? You can use it to look such things up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    You've heard of the interwebz? You can use it to look such things up
    What is an interwebz?

    I know what a jackass is.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eljr View Post
    What is an interwebz?

    I know what a jackass is.
    But not a joke, apparently.

    https://www.moss.co.uk/inside-pocket...ge-suit-anyway
    Last edited by Forster; Sep-28-2021 at 22:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    But not a joke, apparently. Have you found out what a lounge suit is yet?
    I had looked it up before seeking further clarification from the thread. Seems it's an antiquated term that refers to a man's Sunday best attire.

    Also found, "Lounge suit is a loose term for women, but it generally means that a formal dress or outfit is required."



    I wear a business suit to a concert hall, there is no option for this in the poll.
    Last edited by eljr; Sep-28-2021 at 22:11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eljr View Post
    I had looked it up before seeking further clarification from the thread. Seems it's an antiquated term that refers to a man's Sunday best attire.

    Also found, "Lounge suit is a loose term for women, but it generally means that a formal dress or outfit is required."



    I wear a business suit to a concert hall, there is no option for this in the poll.
    Well, I wore a lounge suit to the office every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Well, I wore a lounge suit to the office every day.

    I had never heard of a lounge suit. Your replies are not helpful.

    Antagonizing others in what would otherwise be a pleasant environment speaks to the personal defects of the poster not to the attire they don.

    Just an FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eljr View Post
    I had never heard of a lounge suit. Your replies are not helpful.

    Antagonizing others in what would otherwise be a pleasant environment speaks to the personal defects of the poster not to the attire they don.

    Just an FYI.
    I think we all have personal defects. I'm sorry to have antagonised.

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    When I make music myself (very rarely publicly but more frequently at company parties or family parties), I like dressing like a real "star". My model is then Alisa Weilerstein although she plays a different instrument (as well known the cello) than me (the tenor viol and the recorder - in rare cases both in turns at the same performance). I think Alisa Weilenstein is not only an excellent cellist but also a beautiful woman. And moreover she has got a certain resemblance to me, I think.

    In any of such events I wear a long wide dress (for playing the viol this naturally necessary) and my hair artfully styled.

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