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DB Tuxedo Question

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have a double breasted tuxedo/peak lapel and I now have my first opportunity to wear it this weekend. I have neither a vest nor a cummerbund to go with it but can pick one up this week. Do I need to wear either a vest or cummerbund with a DB tux? Which would look better? I kind of like the clean waist look with a cummerbund. Any advice?
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by CommercialDoc
I have a double breasted tuxedo/peak lapel and I now have my first opportunity to wear it this weekend. I have neither a vest nor a cummerbund to go with it but can pick one up this week. Do I need to wear either a vest or cummerbund with a DB tux? Which would look better? I kind of like the clean waist look with a cummerbund. Any advice?

My understanding is that if you wear a DB, no vest or cummerbund is needed. although I'm not sure if you can optionally wear a vest or cummerbund.
post #3 of 11
Neither. The "clean waist" look should not be an issue because, to my understanding, the jacket of a DB should never be worn open.
post #4 of 11
If anything, go with a vest. But I don't think you need it. What style is it, 4x1? Satin or regular buttons?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
2x2 i think. Satin RLPL found at SOF.
post #6 of 11
Nobody will see either one unless you open your jacket. And you won't do that--- right?
post #7 of 11
Most formal vests I've seen are high cut enough that you'll see them with a DB. CD: A 2x2 isn't possible. That would be a single breasted two button. Do you mean a 2x1? The first number is how many buttons are on the front, the second is how many of them actually close the jacket. [EDIT] Is this your suit? This is a 4x2.
post #8 of 11
Formal waistcoats should be low enough as to not be seen if worn under a DB. Not that I advocate the combination.

Do not wear either. Just keep the jacket buttoned.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
That is my suit Jovan. Well the same 4x2 RLPL, not the exact one.

I think I will merely wear a shirt w/ it as the forum has spoken. No need for a vest or cummerbund.
post #10 of 11
You should not wear a vest with a DB tuxedo. If you won't be opening your jacket or taking it off, why have the extra layer of clothes anyway. If anything, I would just wear a cummberbund.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by bklyn5 View Post
You should not wear a vest with a DB tuxedo. If you won't be opening your jacket or taking it off, why have the extra layer of clothes anyway. If anything, I would just wear a cummberbund.

I'm sure now that the occasion is 2 YEARS PAST he'll care a lot.
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