So I'm attempting the Indochino Tuxedo thing (bought the deal through The Daily Hookup) and just want to make sure I'm choosing the "correct" options. [And please try to refrain from telling me how terrible IC is . . . I'm willing to give them a try, and for someone on a pretty strict budget at the moment this deal is pretty great (tuxedo shirt will come with the deal and whatnot]
Black, single breasted dinner jacket
- 1 Button
- Peak lapel
- No flaps on pockets
- Possible double vent (vs. no vent . . . I know this is "correct", but I have a rather large muscular behind, and a ventless jacket can tend to hug it tightly, even if sized "up" appropriately (or will otherwise look too billowy . . . so I'm not sure, thinking the double vent even though it's not "traditional")
- Functional boutonniere
- Flat front
- Suspender/Braces buttons
- ?Side tabs (I've heard these can interfere with the pants looking "sleek" or "streamlined", but they may also help the pants be a little more "flexible/versatile" in the future, should I happen to slightly change waist/hip size . . . seems like decent insurance, no? Additionally, even though the pants are "MTM", I'm not sure how well they'll be able to capture the fact that my butt is a good bit bigger than my waist and if the pants end up fitting me in the seat they may still be loose around the waist . . . the side tabs could help remedy that)
- No cuffs/no belt loops
I'll also be choosing higher armholes/lower button stance/reduced shoulder padding.
Am I missing anything here? Or making any huge mistakes. I think I'm probably set mostly, but would like to have some input on the vents and side tabs issue in particular.
Edit: I'll be wearing a self-tie black silk bowtie, and probably going with a cummerbund (groomsmen will wear black vests since they all happen to think the colorful vest/four-in-hand is standard fare and aren't too keen on wearing a cummerbund with their bowtie). I like the look especially when the jacket is on (I realize a true waistcoat should hardly show through, if at all, but it's hard enough to find a good one anyway).
And do I wear white braces? I plan on keeping my jacket on most of the night.
Edited by BackInTheJox - 9/8/12 at 9:28pm