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Clothing/Blazer for gig??

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  • Clothing/Blazer for gig??

    I am looking to purchase a blazer type jacket to wear for an upcoming gig. I was curious if you guys knew of any online sources for such a jacket that looks the part. My guess is that they are kind of an older retro type style but lots of people in entertaiment wear such a garment. Billy Joel often wears this type but I don't think I should wear jeans as by no means am I Billy Joel! Anyway, just curious where gig type clothing has been procured by you guys/websites etc. Oh, I will be playing a piano/vocal gig in a country club for a dinner (55+ community) thanks!


  • #2
    Those look more like a suit jacket than a blazer. A blazer usually has metallic buttons; a suit coat self-colored ones. If you want a no vent look, you can probably find that as a "suit separate". Try the JC Penney catalog as your starting point. Mark C.
    "Good tools are expensive. Cheap tools are damned expensive."

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    • #3
      ^ Absolutely correct....that is a 'suit jacket' or a 'sports coat', not a 'blazer'. Seriously, if you are looking for just a sport coat/jacket go check out the local Salvation Army, Good Will...any other used clothing outlets...and outlet stores.


      plus, if you are doing a piano gig at a country club for a 55+ crowd...show some class, rent a tux!
      _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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      • #4
        I find some really nice ones at thrift stores for less than 10 bucks.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.patcoast.com" target="_blank">http://www.patcoast.com</a><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot;The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio.&quot;-<i>Christhee68</i></font><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot; the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep.&quot;-<i> FitchFY</i></font></div>

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        • #5
          local Salvation Army, Good Will...any other used clothing outlets...and outlet stores.
          That's excellent advice. You should be able to find exactly what you are looking for secondhand.

          As far as gigwear, S and I usually match but we don't dress exactly alike. We maintain our personal style while showing unity in the band. Here's a sample:
          <div class="signaturecontainer">#4F<br />
          <font size="1"><i>&quot;Cherri is our resident mom/ surrogate wife/ diplomat/ arbiter of common sense...and we lubs her...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" />&quot;</i></font><br />
          <br />
          <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Triple-Shot/181439547425" target="_blank"><font size="1">Triple Shot</font></a> <br />
          <br />
          <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=54780" target="_blank"><font size="1">CNV Soundclick Page</font></a></div>

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          • #6
            I need that 'naughty' hat!
            _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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            • #7
              I need that 'naughty' hat!
              Dollar store! That has has been very popular the last couple of weeks. I know I have been having fun with it.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">#4F<br />
              <font size="1"><i>&quot;Cherri is our resident mom/ surrogate wife/ diplomat/ arbiter of common sense...and we lubs her...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" />&quot;</i></font><br />
              <br />
              <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Triple-Shot/181439547425" target="_blank"><font size="1">Triple Shot</font></a> <br />
              <br />
              <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=54780" target="_blank"><font size="1">CNV Soundclick Page</font></a></div>

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              • #8
                I wasn't planning on wearing it in the traditional manner, btw...
                _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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                • #9
                  Very interesting. Funny, since I am also a professional cellist, played in some local orchestras, I already have the tux! But I thought that might be overkill, also, kind of embarassing doing setup and tear down in tux although i guess you could lose the tie/jacket and cummerbun (rough word) for that. Also, I've lost 35 pounds PLUS when i got the tux, I seemed be getting ever big so I got it big too, ug. Must swing by GW and see what they have.

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                  • #10
                    Very interesting. Funny, since I am also a professional cellist, played in some local orchestras, I already have the tux! But I thought that might be overkill, also, kind of embarassing doing setup and tear down in tux although i guess you could lose the tie/jacket and cummerbun (rough word) for that. Also, I've lost 35 pounds PLUS when i got the tux, I seemed be getting ever big so I got it big too, ug. Must swing by GW and see what they have.


                    I arrive early enough that I can change from my street clothes (after setting-up my gear) to my "dress-up" clothing (for performance).

                    Then, if there's time, I change back into my street clothes to tear down (saves wear and tear on my finery! )
                    God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                    • #11
                      A tux is cheezy. Screams 70's lounge act to me!!!

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                      • #12
                        A tux is cheezy. Screams 70's lounge act to me!!!


                        Got a great one, in powder blue...I did a gig w/ a buddy's Mexican norteno wedding band, on bass, and we all wore 'em...still pull it out for a gig when I'm feeling silly.
                        God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                        • #13
                          I wasn't planning on wearing it in the traditional manner, btw...
                          Thats kind of what I meant by "ive been having a lot of fun with it....." :P
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">#4F<br />
                          <font size="1"><i>&quot;Cherri is our resident mom/ surrogate wife/ diplomat/ arbiter of common sense...and we lubs her...<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" />&quot;</i></font><br />
                          <br />
                          <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Triple-Shot/181439547425" target="_blank"><font size="1">Triple Shot</font></a> <br />
                          <br />
                          <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=54780" target="_blank"><font size="1">CNV Soundclick Page</font></a></div>

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                          • #14
                            My Brothers,

                            In New Orleans, the band leader of our jazz group requires all of us to wear black suits. He wears a different color.

                            But for our dance band, we wears these:
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">Summit111<br />
                            &quot;King Pa-Ka-Yea' Band&quot;<br />
                            &quot;Old School Rock &amp; Roll&quot;</div>

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                            • #15
                              My Brothers,

                              In New Orleans, the band leader of our jazz group requires all of us to wear black suits. He wears a different color.

                              But for our dance band, we wear these:
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">Summit111<br />
                              &quot;King Pa-Ka-Yea' Band&quot;<br />
                              &quot;Old School Rock &amp; Roll&quot;</div>

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