Wilba - Answered a Question by Ellis (31 Dec 08 06:45)

Asda last month DJ £25 Trousers £10 & that includes the VAT!

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Richard Okill - Answered a Question by Ellis (31 Dec 08 08:02)

Don't forget a Cummerbund guys. Why risk the ship for a ha'p'orth of tar.

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Robertson - replied to Richard Okill (01 Jan 09 15:25)

Hi Richard, Happy New Year. - What is the purpose of a cummerbund anyway? is it to stop you exploding??? - They're a bit old hat nowadays aren't they ?? P.S. Lidl was selling cheap kilts and formal highland dress last month - but you could tell the quality was rubbish! mind you, a kilt keeps you "in" far better than a cummerbund!!! - you might suit the kilt? Although I don't think you would find an Okill tartan ) unless it is a variation of Ochil ( as in Ochil Hills near Stirling) - pronounced "ch" as in Loch.

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Richard Okill - replied to Robertson (02 Jan 09 06:09)

Good morning Robbie. A cummerbund doesn't have a specific function, but helps to elongate the legs, making the wearer look taller and sleeker. For years, it has seemed about as modern as Noel Coward, though recently it is enjoying a renaissance on the menswear catwalks and it has long been a part of the decadent Gucci menswear look (and is frequently worn by Gucci's former creative director, Tom Ford). As a retired Naval Officer correct dresswas always important and good traditions die hard; I still prioritize dressing up. Without appearing too snobbish I sometimes cringe when I see some waistlines in DJs, bursting through the shirt, and more hideously, held in with a belt adorned with some garish, oversized silver buckle. Anyway, thanks for the New Year wishes and the tip on the Ochil tartan. In case you wonder why I'm up at this ungodly hour, we join Queen Victoria later today and Iv'e just been watching her glide past Cowes on her way up to Southampton. Happy and prosperous New Year.Richard "There is a real sense of dressing up and dandyism that we haven't seen since the 1980s, says Richard Gray, of Harvey Nichols. It was OK for James Bond to wear a cummerbund in 1970; they were part of a particular style at the time.

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Brown - Answered a Question by Ellis (31 Dec 08 18:25)

Matalan's sale - Dinner jacket £8.25, trousers £3.75, dresss shirt and bow tie £2.50 .................also fancy waistcoats available!

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STOTT - replied to Brown (01 Jan 09 15:07)

Thats fine but we are not all stock size and outfits this cheap aren,t available to everyone. Also it means extra weight in the suitcase which is a consideration for fly cruises.

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Bradbury - replied to STOTT (01 Jan 09 19:01)

Excuses, excuses.... ever heard of a needle and thread and at that price you could fly out with the Dinner Suit, then throw it away to make room for your souveniers on the way back!

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Ellis (01 Jan 09 19:34)

Great comment Eliss but how possibly can one leave home without the £200 Designer Jeans, 4 pairs of £120 Trainers & 50 quid Tee Shirts by the dozen, particually if you fly cruise. Spending £35 on a DJ will put one's luggage overweight. Far better, I think to not bother & hide away in some burger bar or self service cafe on those funny nights where people gather & actually converse & chat in some strange & convivial manner. Oh Dear it's the first day of the year & I may have said the wrong thing.. Happy New Year.. Wilba.

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Anderton - Answered a Question by Ellis (04 Jan 09 13:42)

We are going on two cruises in 2009 (Celebrity and RCI). I have tried to encourage my husband to buy a DJ and dickie bow (a cummerbund is a step too far) after seeing all the comments on this site (even M & S do one for £49.99) but he stubbornly refuses and insists on taking his lounge suit. Any thoughts on further encouragement?

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Cooke - replied to Anderton (05 Jan 09 10:21)

I had a similar problem with my husband. He took his lounge suit on our first cruise and bought a DJ by accident before our second one! We wnet into 'Suits You' at McArthur Glen in Mansfield in the Spring before our summer cruise and as I was looking at the dinner suits a very attractive salesman asked "Are you going on a cruise madam?" Apparently the only people looking at DJs after Christmas are cruisers. He selected a very cheap jacket for my husband to try and took him by surprise! The jacket was awful and I said so. "Madam doesn't like that one sir, try this." A much more expensive one, but it did look a million dollars! "Madam likes that one sir, go and try on the trousers" and he went like a lamb. Before he knew it may husband had bought the suit, two dress shirts & a bow tie (ready tied, he graduated to DIY version later). It was a privilidge to watch that guy work! My husband has worn the DJ more than his lounge suit, which only comes out for weddings and funerals. It has been borrowed by our son-in-law, who has now bought his own. If all else fails, try flattery. DJ's are very sexy. Especially at the end of the evening with the tie and coller undone! Good luck and enjoy the cruise.

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