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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

I want to resurrect this thread because I just independently had the idea for a navy blue cotton/linen/cotton-linen blend tuxedo. I am attending a wedding tonight at 6:00 PM in the midwest, at a nice hotel with a beautiful inner courtyard. The wedding will be outdoor (in the courtyard), but the reception will be inside in a traditional ballroom. What would be more perfect than a navy blue cotton or linen tuxedo? A traditional wool tuxedo would be too hot and look bad when the sun is still blaring at 6:00 PM outside. But just a normal cotton or linen suit might be too informal inside during the reception. Instead of grosgrain or satin lapels/trouser stripe like one would find on a typical tux, I would use like a fine/smooth cotton.

Am I crazy? Or crazy like a fox?

P.S. what I'm actually wearing tonight is just a gray wool suit.

Crazy. This is a bad idea. To get something significantly cooler-wearing than tropical worsted, you'd have to go to 7 oz. cotton, which would look terrible as a dinner jacket.

If you enjoy wearing tailored clothes, then attending events where a lot of people wear black tie is a great opportunity to school them on well-executed black tie. If the wedding is unlikely to have other people wearing black tie, then it's a great opportunity to school them on a well-executed navy double-breasted suit in a tropical worsted.

The simplest subjects seem to be the most overthought.
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

Crazy. This is a bad idea. To get something significantly cooler-wearing than tropical worsted, you'd have to go to 7 oz. cotton, which would look terrible as a dinner jacket.

If you enjoy wearing tailored clothes, then attending events where a lot of people wear black tie is a great opportunity to school them on well-executed black tie. If the wedding is unlikely to have other people wearing black tie, then it's a great opportunity to school them on a well-executed navy double-breasted suit in a tropical worsted.

The simplest subjects seem to be the most overthought.

Haha, so, "crazy" is your vote.

Vox explained to me that there are three fallacies to my premise, and his explanation rings true:
1- First, that your hybrid idea will look more "formal" than a simple dark suit, white shirt, discreet tie. It will not.
2- Second, that cotton or linen wears cooler than wool made for summer use. They do not.
3- Third, the charm of cotton and linen comes from their rumply-ness, and is that ideally consonant with black tie? No, it is not.
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