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Is this cloth tuxable?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Can cloth with this stripe through it make a respectable tux? thoughts?
post #2 of 15
There might be an Italian clothier who would try. It wouldn't cut much ice in London.

You want to re-post that one on the Black Suit thread?
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
hey i didnt ask if i could wear it for business
post #4 of 15
I'm leaning towards... no.

Seems a bit Oscar night.
post #5 of 15
Why not? You'd only be out $17 or so in tailoring costs if it didn't turn out well, right?
post #6 of 15
Hard too tell from just the picture, but if the stripe is not too constrasting in texture, I would say yes. I've seen some remarkable Brioni dinner suits with striping or herringbone patterns that look great against all expectations. Not nearly as flashy as it might seem at first glance. The first qualifier is critical.
post #7 of 15


Eat the Jell-O pudding.


I think it'd look really nice as a regular suit for evening, but not necessarily formal, events.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Hard too tell from just the picture, but if the stripe is not too constrasting in texture, I would say yes. I've seen some remarkable Brioni dinner suits with striping or herringbone patterns that look great against all expectations. Not nearly as flashy as it might seem at first glance. The first qualifier is critical.

I think I agree. If you were paying more than I imagine you will be paying for it to be tailored, and if it were to be your only tuxedo, I'd probably say no. Are you back on to suits now?
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
it would be my only tux.... cost would be $82 for cloth + shipping + taxes...say $120 tailor $70 Call it 200 all told
post #10 of 15
Do it.
post #11 of 15
I'd say don't do it. If not immediately, you'll eventually want a tux made from a more traditional fabric at which point you'll have two tuxes. Even if cost or closet space isn't a limiting factor for you, consider it from percentage-of-your-overall-wardrobe perspective. You'd probably get a lot more wear out of that material as a suit than a tux.

dan
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by dah328
you'll have two tuxes. Even if cost or closet space isn't a limiting factor for you, consider it from percentage-of-your-overall-wardrobe perspective.


Where were you when I needed your advise?








post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Where were you when I needed your advise?
Heh, those all look nice, though. I hope you get plenty of use out of them. I only have one wearable tux and it's averaging one wearing per year.
post #14 of 15
I agree with dah238, don't do it. If you need a tux, get one made with a more 'normal' fabric. You won't be using it that often, and it is better to have a 'classic' version.

As for having a suit made of it............... nah.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by T4phage
I agree with dah238, don't do it. If you need a tux, get one made with a more 'normal' fabric. You won't be using it that often, and it is better to have a 'classic' version.

Agree with T4 and Dan - the 'creative tux' thing is not a great call.

That said, if you get it SB with the peak lapel, you could wear it out for nightlife . That said, with the grosgrain facing, I wonder even about that use for the coat.

Nope, just can't create the scenario where that is a great item for you.

BTW, do you already own the cloth?
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