or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The State of Black Tie: Your Observations
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The State of Black Tie: Your Observations - Page 252

post #3766 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero Talent View Post

I don't really care about it being super cheap. I am willing to pay around $1000, as I want it to last and look good. It also has to be from specific brands otherwise it must be heavily altered ie 42 in the chest and 29in the waist. I just wan to know opinions on the newer style tuxes with notch lapels and two buttons such as Thom Browne's.

I would consider brands that sell separates, too, as you can get jacket and trouser sizes individually. Personally, I can't stand the Thom Brown look in general, as it looks like a bunch of guys wearing their younger brothers' suits, but that's just me. If you want to be very "current" (without resorting to things that will look incredibly dated in a couple of years) then I would consider midnight/navy. Very "in" right now, but will always remain a classic. Shawl lapel models are also quite popular of late, but again, remain traditional. I would look at these in particular:

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_special_shops/BlackTieShop/thejacket/PRDOVR~50676/50676.jsp?color_name=black

http://www.ctshirts.com/mens-suits/mens-occasion-suits/Midnight-blue-Slim-fit-shawl-collar-dinner-suit?q=usddefault||dja05nav|||||||||||||

http://www.ctshirts.com/mens-suits/mens-occasion-suits/Slim-fit-shawl-collar-dinner-suit?q=usddefault||dja04blk|||||||||||||

A dark blue tuxedo is a good way to stand out in the right way at an event. Another option, since this is a party after all, is non-matching jacket/trousers, such as a jacket in a dark velvet or ivory.
post #3767 of 3777
My buddy just recently purchased a tuxedo from Brooks Brothers on sale for $600. It's the Great Gatsby Style tuxedo. It's on sale on-line. I suggested he go get fitted at the store, then purchase on-line, then be tailored at the store. In the end he is very happy. Hope that helps.
post #3768 of 3777
I asked this same question in a tuxedo help forum, but would like input.

I am attending a gala event as a Board Member. My tuxedo outfit consists of:

Black Single Breast Zegna Peak Lapel Tuxedo
Silk UShaped Waistcoat with match silk butterfly bow tie
Luxire Custom Tuxedo Shirt
Black Onyx and silver studs and cufflinks
White Linen pocket square
Velvet Magnanni Tuxedo Shoes

My question: My wife is joining me in a beautiful gold dress. Should I make some minor adjustments to my tuxedo? I was considering adding a white pocket square with gold trim and perhaps swapping out my black and silver studs and cufflinks for gold or fold and black.

Any thoughts? I have a month to pull the trigger.

Many thanks!
post #3769 of 3777
I personally would not add any reference to your wife's dress to your rig. Doesn't mean to say it wouldn't work, I'd just stick rather than twist.

Interested to see what you decide.

Best

cleav
post #3770 of 3777
I wouldn't do anything to reference the dress. That said, if you do, both of the options you suggest are much more tasteful and subtle than what is more commonly done.
post #3771 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero Talent View Post

http://www.thedandyproject.com/2011/08/the-thom-browne-tux.html/

Here it is.

 

No. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post


If you like it... I'm not really digging that and in a few years it will probably look dated and ridiculous.

 

It looks ridiculous now and will look dated tomorrow.

post #3772 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTLION View Post


My question: My wife is joining me in a beautiful gold dress. Should I make some minor adjustments to my tuxedo? I was considering adding a white pocket square with gold trim and perhaps swapping out my black and silver studs and cufflinks for gold or fold and black.

You are but a frame to her painting.

But what you suggested there I do believe is within the realm of tastefulness. Absolutely nothing wrong with a gold/black set of studs and cufflinks, thus I see no issue with it. If it will make you feel as though you are putting that very subtle note of recognition towards your wife's dress, why not? The gold-trimmed pocket square might be a little too much, as I do believe the pocket square should be a pure white linen (only adding a hint of interest in the form of texture and slight break in a block of black).
post #3773 of 3777
I have a Caruso tuxedo with basted sleeves I need to have altered. What's the recommendation for the sleeves? Handsewn buttonholes with working buttons? Or just sew the buttons on and skip the buttonhole? I'm probably not going to to do a non-functional buttonhole, but I'm likely to never actually use the buttons either. My tailor has made handsewn buttonholes on a half dozen other jackets and I have no issue having her do that, but I'm curious what everyone else is doing with their black tie rigs. Just sew 'em on, or create working buttons?
post #3774 of 3777
What do you prefer? I think it's better to go with what you like since it won't really affect the attire whether it's functional or not.
post #3775 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

I have a Caruso tuxedo with basted sleeves I need to have altered. What's the recommendation for the sleeves? Handsewn buttonholes with working buttons? Or just sew the buttons on and skip the buttonhole? I'm probably not going to to do a non-functional buttonhole, but I'm likely to never actually use the buttons either. My tailor has made handsewn buttonholes on a half dozen other jackets and I have no issue having her do that, but I'm curious what everyone else is doing with their black tie rigs. Just sew 'em on, or create working buttons?

I have functional buttonholes on some, but not all of my sport coats or suits, but I had them done on both of my dinner jackets. First, I expect to have the dinner jackets for a long time, which may not be the case with the other jackets, so I thought it was worth the investment. Second, it makes a more formal garment a bit more special. And third, they were pretty expensive to start with (Isaia and Oxxford), so I felt justified in spending a bit more than I would on, say, a $300 Yoox special.
post #3776 of 3777

I agree with this advice. Be careful not to overdo the coordinating, The cufflinks could be a nice touch. I am interested to see what you decide.

When in doubt, I trust the wife. You know the rules, Happy wife, happy life...

post #3777 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyarkies View Post

What do you prefer? I think it's better to go with what you like since it won't really affect the attire whether it's functional or not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 518aata View Post

I have functional buttonholes on some, but not all of my sport coats or suits, but I had them done on both of my dinner jackets. First, I expect to have the dinner jackets for a long time, which may not be the case with the other jackets, so I thought it was worth the investment. Second, it makes a more formal garment a bit more special. And third, they were pretty expensive to start with (Isaia and Oxxford), so I felt justified in spending a bit more than I would on, say, a $300 Yoox special.

Thanks all, I definitely prefer handsewn functioning buttonholes, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a strong argument against them. It's a pretty nice tuxedo, a fully canvassed wool/mohair Caruso, and as I'm planning on having this a long time as well, I think I'll have her go ahead and make the handsewn buttonholes.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The State of Black Tie: Your Observations