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post #61 of 66
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post

I think dinner jackets and tuxes should remain BLACK

I beg to differ. Black tuxedos are too usual, conservative and boring. As everyone own a black tuxedo, it is better to separate yourself from the rest of the horde. Favoured and made famous by the Duke of Windsor, midnight blue tuxedo is a an excellent alternative to the all-too-usual black tuxedo.

As much as I hate using celebrities as references, here is Daniel Craig sporting a midnight tux (made by Tom Ford?)



I'd say wear it with a black bow-tie for a minimalist but understated look.
post #62 of 66
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post
Are you planning to wear the smoking jacket as a smoking jacket or as a substitute dinner/tuxedo jacket?

I plan to wear it as a substitute for a tuxedo.
Of course I own a "real" tuxedo, but I like the look for "less formal" formal occasions, like formal dinners or smaller, relaxed evening occasions, which nevertheless call for evening clothes.
post #63 of 66

I believe the answer is always black with any midnight blue jacket. The only time I've seen a very elegant ensemble, were the bow tie WASN'T black, was an all black minimalistic outfit.

The answer then is a VELVET midnight blue bow tie. 

post #64 of 66
if the lapels are black, black bowtie then to match.
post #65 of 66
Personally don't like the contrast of midnight and black. Midnight silk facings are quite hard to find though.

I think you're better off with black. You dont need to make a "statement" and have everyone who hasn't seen one raise an eyebrow about your non-black tuxedo (especially the host!). Besides, unless these is very little light, black looks better and less conspicuous. Its descended from the tailcoat after all. Could you imagine a blue tailcoat? it would look like livery.
post #66 of 66
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Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post


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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post

Are you planning to wear the smoking jacket as a smoking jacket or as a substitute dinner/tuxedo jacket?




I plan to wear it as a substitute for a tuxedo.

Of course I own a "real" tuxedo, but I like the look for "less formal" formal occasions, like formal dinners or smaller, relaxed evening occasions, which nevertheless call for evening clothes.

This is the ticket! Much better. Elegance in repose as it were.
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