Originally Posted by Soph
---- No, I never said to wear a black suit with a silver tie, and "tuxedo". Sorry wrong guy.
I did say if one is to choose to wear a strong beaded white pinstripe on black (which I don't own) that a silver tie with a silver/white hued shirt may be a better look than a red tie/pocket square. I have no idea what you are referring to "a spread collar as a 'tuxedo' is hip. This suit, if is is to be worn at all, is strictly for ultra big city suited fashion lounges cafe's like a Moda or Victor Hotel late night club. I personally wouldn't wear it, but I can see some more adventerous individuals venturing out in it for this audience only.
My implication being that the aforeposted suit was hip in the same way that a faux tuxedo might be. That is, hip through a combination of utter ignorance of the rules (going back to the tux analogy, the black suit and long tie), a certain outre gaudiness (the silver long tie), and an affectation of formality/occaision (the spread collar.)
I wasn't suggesting that you ever said anything about tuxedos at all, I was just pointing out that the rationale for finding a suit like this one hip seems similar to that behind the Hollywood tux.