Or, “How Bogart-Style Turned Out to Be Completely Bogus”
Well, I hope you’re happy, Agnes. That lovely, dreamy, steamy look won’t be conjuring up any images of martinis, shaken OR stirred, at our wedding after all. The white dinner jacket-black pants-black bow tie ensemble that we all fell so hard for, looked completely different on a body other than Bond’s…
Quick Side Note:
Mr. Shortcake was such a doll to let me dress him up when we visited the local Moore’s for Men during our trip home to B.C. Such a doll – and such a HAM:
I’m tempted to start starching and ironing his dress shirt collars just to see that face again!
Where were we? Ah yes, the failed attempt to emulate Bond number…1? 2? 7085? The white dinner jacket, while so tropically tantalizing on Bogart (“ooh, hold me tighter, Humphrey!)
…turned out to be completely bogus on Mr. Shortcake.
(*snaps fingers* “Ahem, waiter, my wine?”)
Even male Shortie reluctantly agreed that looking like the help wasn’t exactly the look he had in mind for our wedding day. So, we withdrew, regrouped, and resorted to option B – the black tux, white shirt, and black bow tie Bond outfit:
(Acting and Bond comparisons aside, how hot is Pierce Brosnan? Yeesh – someone pass me an iced drink, stat!)
And it worked. Really well.
(“Where is that iced drink? Seriously, I need it now!”)
Especially when you consider that Mr. Shortcake is wearing his own black pants, a charcoal grey suit jacket, a navy blue bow tie, and nothing is in his size, or has been tailored to his body!
This shopping comparison trip was made in less than 15 minutes, so I was pretty pleased with the results (and so was the FI, that worried look was not related to his suit satisfaction). The rest of the groomsmen will be wearing the same outfit, but will have pale yellow boutonnieres, while Mr. Shortcake will wear a pink one.
Operation Suit-Up : Success!
What do you think, Agnes?