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On Oct 13, 2018, Mary Mowder wrote:
Future real, tell Lance Burton that he is out of style.

Burton performs on STAGES. Totally different scenario.

He doesn't turn up to a kid's party in someone's back yard in the middle of the afternoon wearing a tux.
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Burton performs on STAGES. Totally different scenario.

He doesn't turn up to a kid's party in someone's back yard in the middle of the afternoon wearing a tux.

Tell you what - give Lance a call and find out IF he were booked for a kid's birthday party in the middle of an afternoon for a legitimate paying gig, what he would wear and let us know. If you're not going to do that, don't be a pretentious know-it-all.

If you're "entertainment", you wear whatever accentuates your style.
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I totally wear a tux and am...not thin. What's more, I am paid to do so. In addition, I use the classics of magic...INCLUDING Fraidy Kat Rabbit. I make my living doing this and am proud of it. Just sayin my two cents.
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Way to go Eric!!!!
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Perhaps Future real believes suspending yourself in a transparent box in Trafalgar Square for forty days without food should be a rite of passage.
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The only issue I have with people in tux's for kids parties and events is that they would get way too hot for me (and I suppose most people?), I wear a vest often, but even that often gets too hot and I don't wear it in those cases.
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I use to wear a suit to my shows for adults and children. I had a potential client ask, when they seen my promo picture, they ask why I was wearing a suit and not a magician's outfit, formal suit with tails.

You see that is the image many clients have in their mind when they think of a magician and what he should look like. Probably because of the comic strip, Mandrake the Magician. Anyway, the client is who hires you, so it they want you to wear tails, then wear tails if you want to get hired and work.

Suits or formal tails look a lot better then Bermuda Shorts, and hairy legs.

If you are going to bill yourself as a magician, then you should look like a magician, and not any guy off the street. It is part of being in character as a magician.

This is in part, why I created my tag line, "Magic In The Modern Manner".

Oh, and I only work in air conditioned homes and building.
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When I was 16, I bought "white tie and tails". I was trying to be suave and debonair! At 16, I wasn't. Heqq, at 87, I still am not "swayve & deboner"!

When I joined the Navy, at 19, an agent told me that, if I could "make 'em laugh", he would get me lots of work. I dumped the tails!

When I "went" full time touring schools, I wore a "sharp" suit. After a few years, I wore a sport coat and slacks with a black shirt.

Southern schools are not always air conditioned! I sometimes worked in a short sleeved polo shirt, and neat Bermuda Shorts In winter, in North Dakota, I wore black turtle necks with a woolen sport coat and slacks Doing three or more a day, there was no time to change to a tuxedo, and the principals were happy with my wardrobe.

When JAY MARSHALL saw my red plaid jacket, he bought one, too!

I never had a desire to work Las Vegas!
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There's a magician on my FB page called Mark Comley. He works many fairs and wears shorts, colourful shirt and shoes without socks. He does several hundred shows a year. Kind of says it all. Wear what works for you.
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Just curious Futureal, what should a fat magician at a kids party wear?

Is your issue it is cliche or because you do not feel the style is flattering?

I like suspenders on heavier set guys. For some reason, I think it looks better than a belt.

Kevin James is a heavier set magician. He usually wears a suit. Would that be acceptable in your view?
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