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    What's a longe suit.

    Ok absolutely nothing to do with fencing, but probably some of you can help me.

    What does the dress code: "lounge suit" mean????

    I'm thinking it's a normal suit, with shirt +tie of any colour (not white/black)

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    Default Re: What's a longe suit.

    Originally posted by sparkymark567
    Ok absolutely nothing to do with fencing, but probably some of you can help me.

    What does the dress code: "lounge suit" mean????

    I'm thinking it's a normal suit, with shirt +tie of any colour (not white/black)
    Is it something like one of those Miami Vice suits or a leisure suit from the 70s?
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    ha ha. You'll make a fool out of me

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    Not if he's right, but i'd guess it's as you say a normal suit not b/w

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    I should imagine a "lounge" suit is just a casual/single breasted 2 piece suit!!!!
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    Yep as one would wear in a lounge

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    ie no tails to the jacket and no velevet stripes down the sides of the trousers. It COULD be a black suit......but matching jacket and trousers it MUST be....so it doesn't need to be formal - no need for starched white shirt with winged collar, or bow tie (but you could still wear one if you wanted), or waistcoat (but you could etc etc).

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    Ok thanks for your help.
    I know what to wear now.

    Since you asked where I'm going, why not:

    I'm going to a reception in the Isle of Man, (hosted by the governor of the isle of man) to celebrate an MBE which has been awarded to a friend of mine.

    It should be fun.

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    Wow thats quite a good one.

    Congrats would seem to be in order for you friend then.

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    Wow, thats a coincidence, I'm going to the Isle of Man too.

    Except I'm going to Laxy to get ratted in the Shore Hotel in Laxey and ride motorbikes at stupid speeds because they have no speed limits once you get outside of the towns and villages.

    Somebody should give me a medal for doing 60 over Ballaugh Bridge, it doesn't sound fast until you do it at that speed, definately a brown trousers moment.
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    Originally posted by PM1
    ie no tails to the jacket and no velevet stripes down the sides of the trousers. It COULD be a black suit......but matching jacket and trousers it MUST be....so it doesn't need to be formal - no need for starched white shirt with winged collar, or bow tie (but you could still wear one if you wanted), or waistcoat (but you could etc etc).

    Smart, but not casual...enjoy yerself, wherever you're going to....
    Don't mention bow ties, I had to tie one for a guest at a recent black tie event which Sparky might remember....

    Now-a-days it's acceptable to wear a blazer and tie when lounge suit is specified.

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    ...OK, I'll agree BLAZER, but not an "ordinary" jacket : blazer being quite formal in their own way..

    Brown trousers..hmmmm...ooooohhhh nooooo.....

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    A lounge suit is a business suit.

    It is a hideous waste of money. Suits get crumbled and uncomfortable as soon as you've commuted in to work. You can get much better blazer / trousers for the same price. The crotch will go on the trousers long before the jacket wears out. Worst of all, I look like an accountant in one.

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    I think they should change the dress code for competitions to 'birthday suit'. Especially women's foil

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    Originally posted by Rdb811
    A lounge suit is a business suit.

    It is a hideous waste of money. Suits get crumbled and uncomfortable as soon as you've commuted in to work. You can get much better blazer / trousers for the same price. The crotch will go on the trousers long before the jacket wears out. Worst of all, I look like an accountant in one.
    But Roger, u are an accountant :P

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    That's the worrying part.

    I do have some loud shirts so I can pretend to be a management consultant.

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    Originally posted by Neo
    I think they should change the dress code for competitions to 'birthday suit'. Especially women's foil
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    Although I went deeply through "Ernst & Young's dress codes for employees" I couldn't find that description. As the occasion does seem formal to me, the name of the code doesn't. I guess I would wear beige trowsers, dark blue jacket, light blue shirt & a maching tie with stripes. That's kinda lounge to me. But I might be wrong

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    That's blazer and slacks - it's not quite the same. (Equivalent to wearing a sports jacket - i.e. a tweedy type jacket).

    How to turn a British male into a gibbering wreck - tell him the dress code is 'smart casual'.

    (Which could include what you described).

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    'smart casual' ah the great Oxymoron of the English language!

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