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cardcaptor
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I just want to ask if what do table magicians or table hoppers wear if they go to the restaurant that they are performing? is it ok to wear a semi formal attire?

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While you do NOT want to look like a one-man three-ring circus, you will want to wear something that sets you apart from the wait staff. For God's sake, don't wear a Tux. Doug Henning got us out of them; we should stay out of them. Follow this link: http://www.shopformagic.com/products/vest/index.htm The pictures are of my friend, Tom McCarthy, a successful restaurant and bar magician, and myself during my restaurant and bar magic days. Smile
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Did I see you SMILE in one of those pics, dpe????? Smile
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Tom MADE me pose for those pictures. He promised that it would help my career. Smile
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Ei I have seen the link. nice smile there dpe. what kind of fabric are you wearing in that picture?
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I don't think they'll hurt your career. They show you've got range, 666 Smile Not just one note. A little contradiction in character is always good. Adds layers. And interest for the audience.
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On 2005-08-15 07:59, cardcaptor wrote:
What kind of fabric are you wearing in that picture?


Sparkel kind. Smile
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Really nice stuff.
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Tuxes are appropriate for certain venues, most restaurants wouldn't be one of them. New Years Eve in upscale ones it may be most appropriate.

I use a white labcoat with bright suspenders and tie and red bowler sometimes, sportcoat most often, and a vest sometimes. It depends on the venue and style of the restaurant. All have sufficient pockets for restaurant work.
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Those vests looked awfull. I would not be caught dead with one of those. It looked like a witch thru up on them.
If you don't want to wear a tux, you can combine diffrent types of clothing - Also knows as layering.
Start with the thinest clothing and work your way out. Remeber to match colors, you do not want to look like a clown.
Grey - pink, green, white.
Black - white, red, purpule.

Here's a suggestion for a nice outfit.
The socks must be black, not white.
Allen-Edmonds Broadstreet wingtips look sophisticated with a slick black suit, or even a pair of flat-front black chinos or dress pants and a classic collared shirt.
Wear some flat-black dress pants.
The wardolf belt from Kenneth Cole would go great with the pants. It's sleek, has a brushed stainless steel buckle that gives it a powerful modern touch. don't get one with a small buckle.
Since it's fall, I would urge you to stay away from bright colors. The right colors to wear are, white, brown, dark red, dark purple etc.
Get a long sleeve button down shirt. Get one that has stripes of colors - Like brown, purple, black. Or you could get a white shirt with black pin stripes.
One more thing. When wearing fancy pants, always tuck in.
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I'll agree with Tor, those vests are not a good chioce, in my opinion. If you want people to respect magic and you as a performer, then a vest with a rabbit pattern and sequins all over it is not the way to go.

My vests came from a Men's suit shop and were fitted with additional pockets by a tailor. I also have tux vets on hand for more formal gigs.
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