UNIFORMS: Tuxedos, LBDs and Shades

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: a special kind of clothing that is worn by all the members of a group or organization (such as an army or team)

A Uniform is the easiest thing to wear because it is set, simple, clean, classic.  Wearing something unusual takes practice, is a challenge, can be risky and messy.  Uniforms are used for a reason, they make a “look” consistent and sometimes elegant, too.

Simple elegance:

NYC is a sea of black and the safe bet is a LBD (Little Black Dress) – there are a million styles to flatter any body type.  A black Tuxedo is the safe bet for a gentleman.  It cleans up any body and makes them look handsome. Sunglasses are the finishing touch, they hide age lines, ethnicities, eye color, etc. Amazing.

Bluetooth used this concept in their favor at a Trade Show in 2004 where they didn’t have a booth. They just launched their minions in Tuxedos and LDBs to “drive” interest of their not-for-profit product to companies that made Bluetooth products. An interesting and successful Ad campaign.

“We tried a booth before,” says Eric Schneider, marketing manager for the group based in Overland Park, KS, “but people just hung around our booth instead of going to the companies that make Bluetooth products.” 

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Invented by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables. It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization. (wikipedia)




dievca knows that her Master looks fabulous in His uniform Tuxedo. she has taken the “safe” road with wearing a LBD when needing to be classy in an awkward situation. It is not dievca’s favorite way to dress, but sometimes the situation calls for it.

Case in point: when dievca met Master for the first time~







15 Comments on “UNIFORMS: Tuxedos, LBDs and Shades”

  1. longandluxe says:

    ooohhhh James, James Bond. xxxx (enjoy!)


  2. Pelelotus says:

    Suppose you could wear the safe LBD and team it with something a bit more ‘you’. Accessory wise x


  3. hispetitelle says:

    I was totally into everything you were saying. Tuxedos – love a man in a good tuxedo (started in Tuxedo Park, NY btw). LBD – yes, I have a couple for when the situation call for it. Bluetooth – yes, use it often and that was a brilliant idea with the trade show.

    And then you said, “Case in point: when dievca met Master for the first time~Tomorrow.” Well hello? Who cares about any of the other stuff now. I WANT THE STORY!!!! ;D You big tease!


  4. Tuxedos and LBD are always classy and timeless.


  5. I agree, Tux and LBD can make a classy uniform – said she who doesn’t even own an LBD (impossible but true… I admit). And people with Bluetooth remind me of Cyborgs, can’t help it, sorry! 🙂


    • dievca says:

      Those Bluetooth phone thingys are a little creepy, I agree. Especially, when it seems like people are talking to themselves…but, Bluetooth as a wireless technology standard is used in many other items, too.


  6. Interesting choice for the ladies–the halter. Any comments on whether that is a versatile style choice for all body types…? I doubt the employees could decline to wear the uniform…


    • dievca says:

      Funny that you mention it, I just wrote a future post on necklines and it sounds like the halter is considered the “universally flattering” neckline! Who knew?


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