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Is formal attire ever needed?

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My husband and I are just starting the conversation about what we would take with us and what to leave behind. Would we ever have a need for his tuxedo? How common are "black tie" gatherings?

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My guess is that like any country, Portugal has its share of formal gatherings, dinners, shows, etc. I know that now that i'm retired, your chances of seeing me in a suit, let alone a Tux are near zero. (wore a suit and tie to work every day for the last 29yrs) 

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I am down to one pair of slacks and a couple nice dress shirts. We donated all of our suits and formal wear prior to leaving the US.

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We're definitely NOT bringing formal wear!


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