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Should the pleats on my cummerbund be facing up or down?

The pleats on your cummerbund should always be facing "up".  Historically, gentlemen would tuck theater ticket stubs into the pleats of their cummerbunds.

Others will tell you that the cummerbund was designed to catch crumbs at the dinner table.  For this reason, the pleats face up.  Although the logic is there, I still like to think that holding theater tickets is a more distinguished reason to wear your cummerbund pleats up ... :)
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Comment by Larry on Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 PM
Funny! I always heard about the crumbs reasoning and thought it sounded a little strange. Holding the theater tickets makes more sense to me. Thanks for the info.
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