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Noel D
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I've been reading the forum, and with all the talks about magicians dressed as bums or the "magicians uniform", I have a simple question.

Is it ok to just wear a suit?

I'm putting together my first paid show. It's a mostly serious although occasionally (think Steve Martin in planes, trains, and automobiles) funny just due to the way things go about.

I was thinking of just wearing a suit with a tie. Would this work?

Thank you,
Noel Dominguez
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Noel,

It's a great idea. You'll look good and people will appreciate your being dressed up.

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Hopefully, you wear a dress shirt underneath and some underwear, some sock, shoes.
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Noel
That's a good idea unless everybody else will be wearing a suit. Always dress a little better that your audience.
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Noel, no one can tell you what is the correct thing to perform in, there are too many factors. Go back and reread the post about dressing like bums, it's all in there. What you do should define what you wear. If the outfit you choose is correct for your performance and accomplishes what it needs to, then it is correct, no matter what it is. The real question is, "What do you intend to accomplish with your outfit?"
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To Noel D from Noel M. A suit is fine as long as you get one that you really like and serves your magical purpose. Don't get the suit you think others would want you to wear. There is a certain about of "costuming" with a magician's suit that wouldn't work for a banker or lawyer.
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Chris Capehart made a good point in one of his lectures that I recently attended when he said that the magician needs something that sets him apart from his audience. A suit is appropriate as long as you don't blend in to the event so much that you are no longer the entertainer, but merely another person attending the function.
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As Astrid as put it that is how I was always taught. You dress alittle better then your audience.
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Thank you all for your input.

Most of the people who will be attending this will be in casual clothing, and if not, maybe a dress shirt at the most.

I guess a suit will work then. Thank you all or your help! The show's beginning in October, I can't wait...
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Wear a loud tie. When women notice you, and compliment you it is a sure sign that you have made an impression. Please do not wear one of those magicians ties, some magicians think they look cool, but I think THEY LOOK EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY TACKY.
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On 2006-09-01 10:18, Al Angello wrote:
Wear a loud tie. When women notice you, and compliment you it is a sure sign that you have made an impression. Please do not wear one of those magicians ties, some magicians think they look cool, but I think THEY LOOK EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY TACKY.
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Al Angello

what's a magician's tie? One with cards or bunnies on it? I must be living under a rock or don't take notice of other mens neckties.

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Edit - I just did a search - are you talking about ties like this?

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While searching I did find this tie-, and though tacky I kinda like it... the rubber chicken tie!

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I think you have it, my friend. Those ties are an unmarried man's idea of style. My idea of a suitable tie are those Garcia, Hilfinger, Cardin ties that sell for $35 each at the large department stores, I can't afford a closet full of $35 ties, so I get them on ebay for usually under $10 they are silk brightly colored, and make me look like I'm worth the kind of money I charge. You may not look at men's neck wear but that is the first thing a woman notices. Marvello are you married?
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On 2006-09-01 11:00, Al Angello wrote:
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Marvello are you married?
Yep - she likes the rubber chicken tie, also (and asked me to buy one). The thing to remember about loud "magician's neckties" is that they could be tax-deductible as costumes, whereas a nice non-magical art tie would be harder to justify (thanks to Steve Snyder for that tip). I love the Jerry Garcia ties - you have good taste.
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My wife always tells me "report to me before you leave this house" and her advise has never failed to get the attention of other women. If you go to my web site http://www.juggleral.com click navigator, and in the photo section there are many pictures of me at parties.
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In general, I am against rules about clothes. But regarding those "magician's" ties, there ought to be a law against them. Even if you choose not to wear one, there's always the risk of getting one as a gift. Ewww!
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Ralph Marlin makes some beautiful ties. Some of them are tacky to be sure. But some of them, particularly the art series, are very nice and classy. I have the one which portrays Rodins "Thinker" statue. The colors are understated, it's not flasy or anything, and I just love that tie.
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On 2006-09-01 11:23, Al Angello wrote:
Marvello
My wife always tells me "report to me before you leave this house"
My wife does the same thing - and thank god she does since I am color blind Smile
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I think that 99% of the time "magician ties" should be outlawed......they work great for kids shows because kids can easily recognize who you are and relate that

a) yes you are an adult so thou shalt do what you're told
b) you are playful....they don't need to be wary of the magician

Just my opinion Smile
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I feel that a magician should be looked up to, and not laughed at.
MY EXTREMELY BIASED OPINION
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I have no taste or style at all when it comes to clothing and I don't think I could ever wear one of those "magician" ties.
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