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Bond bound

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James Bond does not wear a cummerbund with his tuxedo, but if he should want to, what would we recommend?

Grey with a little silver in it?

Or off-white?

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September 25, 2010 at 13:17

Tuxedo update

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Since my writings on party outfit get some attention every now and then, I am happy to show some improvement!
I found a pleated shirt at a close-down sale. It hides the buttons. When you wear a cummerbund you don’t button the jacket. I also found this bow tie and a black one, reasonably priced in second hand stores. Much better than those I manufactured myself from plain ribbon:

For a cummerbund you need a shawl longer than yourself:

Have a nice time!

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April 19, 2010 at 02:22

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Happy New Year!

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December 31, 2009 at 10:13

History of the cummerbund – part of party outfit

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This is the original cummerbund: a long shawl tied around the waist. Soldiers in the Indian colonial army had it with their uniform. Their British officers took it up and brought it to the rest of the world. Kamarband in Farsi means “tied waist”. Very aptly, I bought this shawl in the Stockholm shop Indiska.


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December 7, 2008 at 21:57