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post #1711 of 2698

It looks a bit like something that my sons might come home with. Somehow they manage to go shopping for clothes and return home with things that don't fit. I've told them several times, "Try things on. If they don't fit, don't buy them." But they seem to manage to somehow forget this.

post #1712 of 2698
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Originally Posted by StephenB View Post

I was perusing tuxedo's online and came across this gem:

http://www.mrporter.com/product/334875

334875_mrp_ou_l.jpg

 

$2000 for this ... so I guess, $1000 per button?

post #1713 of 2698

I beleive single breasted tuxes should have only one button... ehances the tuxedo and makes it less "suit" like

post #1714 of 2698
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

$2000 for this ... so I guess, $1000 per button?

It could also be $100 for each thing wrong with that picture

or maybe $1000 per sneaker smile.gif
post #1715 of 2698

Yes, one button is correct.  Two buttons is mildly acceptable, but if you combine it with flap pockets like that, it's just a "suit with shiny lapels." (Black Tie Guide)  You run that risk with a two button jacket all the time, but the pockets really dress this one down.  At least it has peak lapels.

post #1716 of 2698
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Originally Posted by StephenB View Post

I was perusing tuxedo's online and came across this gem:

http://www.mrporter.com/product/334875

334875_mrp_ou_l.jpg

Can anyone comment on whether those are patent leather or calf shoes?
post #1717 of 2698
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Can anyone comment on whether those are patent leather or calf shoes?

 

They had hoped to become a calf one day, but sadly they're an abortion.

post #1718 of 2698

Holy cow! I actually followed the link to the web site that sells that and am now pretty much speechless. The tux is $2,400 and the sneakers that they suggest wearing with it are $645.

 

IIRC, my highly-spiffy (and highly-traditional) Zegna tux listed for $2,500. I believe that I actually paid less than half that, which really isn't too hard to do with suits. And I'm fairly sure that I got a much better deal.

post #1719 of 2698
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Originally Posted by lwmarti View Post

Holy cow! I actually followed the link to the web site that sells that and am now pretty much speechless. The tux is $2,400 and the sneakers that they suggest wearing with it are $645.

IIRC, my highly-spiffy (and highly-traditional) Zegna tux listed for $2,500. I believe that I actually paid less than half that, which really isn't too hard to do with suits. And I'm fairly sure that I got a much better deal.

Mr Porter does carry some good stuff, but they're also the same people who gave us this "advice" on Youtube:

Style Clinic -- Episode 2: Weddings -- MR PORTER
post #1720 of 2698
Hi guys,

My Ebay tuxedo arrived today, first impressions are favourable considering the price and how often I will get to wear it

Fabric is 100% wool and lapel facings are satin. In hindsight I should have ordered the R instead of the L

Maybe my tailor can shorten it?

I had considerd the Benjamin from Ehaberdasher and I'm sure it's a better product, but this will work for me.







http://www.ebay.com/itm/221257038782?var=520157202529&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Edited by Siwash - 10/22/13 at 5:01pm
post #1721 of 2698
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Originally Posted by Siwash View Post

Hi guys,

My Ebay tuxedo arrived today, first impressions are favourable considering the price and how often I will get to wear it

Fabric is 100% wool and lapel facings are satin. In hindsight I should have ordered the R instead of the L

Maybe my tailor can shorten it?

I had considerd the Benjamin from Ehaberdasher and I'm sure it's a better product, but this will work for me.





http://www.ebay.com/itm/221257038782?var=520157202529&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

A tailor can shorten a jacket multiple ways.  I would also have him remove the pocket flaps, but if you're unsure of that, you can tuck them into the pockets rather than removing them altogether.  I would go to Blair Shapera downtown; he did all of my alterations for my wedding, and made my dad's outfit for the ceremony.  He's class and quality all the way.

post #1722 of 2698

I'm hosting a black tie optional Christmas party for the first time this year.  I'm trying to think of something to add to my rig to give it a Christmassey feel.  I think a pocket square is the most likely candidate.  I am thinking of red silk, or maybe something patterned, even a red & green plaid.  Plaid might be a bit loud, but it is not an ultra formal event, and there is a Christmas theme, so it might be fun.

 

Any other ideas?

post #1723 of 2698

What about a black watch vest? the contrast would not be as festive as a red plaid and would serve as a great contrast to the tuxedo without taking anything from it

post #1724 of 2698
Tartan DJ, that is if you have the cash to blow on something you may wear every other christmas smile.gif
post #1725 of 2698

DJ?

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