Originally Posted by blackbowtie
The styling is terrible, but there's something to be said about using lighter fabric for black tie events in the summer months, and I wonder if seersucker could be an economical and viable alternative to mohair, for instance...Black tie police, please don't shoot me, I'm just wondering aloud.
J. Crew also sells a chino version. Yes, a chino tuxedo. And I have to admit that I'm almost tempted to get one. I imagine wearing it in the summer when I plan on drinking enough that there's a reasonable chance of being careless enough to damage the tuxedo.
And I imagine wearing one not just without a bow tie, but without any tie at all (I do live in California, after all).
I suppose that the only thing stopping me from getting one is that with two sons in college, there's always a better use for the money.
And the fact that my wife would probably grumble something like, "Do you really need a 29th suit?"
(Being a very successful and senior person in your industry definitely has its advantages, and one of them is the fact that I could actually wear a seersucker or chino tuxedo and absolutely nobody would give me a hard time about it.)