A (dismayed) reader from Romania recently alerted me to what passes as formal wear in that country. He describes Alexandru Ciucu tailors as Romania’s “most authoritative, most appreciated voices in menswear”, a claim seemingly backed up by the fact that they operate by appointment to the Royal House of Romania. Here’s a sample of this prestigious firm’s formal offerings:
Perhaps the Romanian word for “formal” and “pimp” are very similar and something got mixed up in the translation. Regardless, these are definitely among the 2012 candidates for The Black Tie Guide Hall of Shame.