Buyers Remorse? YSL Tuxedo? - Page 2
I am going to a black tie wedding this fall and figure that it is time that I finally purchase a tuxedo (I'm 35 and have either opted for a dark suit or rented until now).
Now that I am done my medical training I do not mind spending ~$1,000 on a tuxedo, but I don't like wasting money and want to be sure I'm buying something "nice".
My first inclincation was Hugo Boss after sticker shock checking out Armani and D&G's prices and then I came across YSL which led me here. I was also considering Brooks Brothers.
CK, Polo, DKNY and Jos A. Bank seem like mass produced crap to me, but I could be wrong.
I'm 5'11" with a lean, but muscular build. Played rugby in college and I am pretty much still built the same. "Skinny" pants look absurd on my thighs and rearend.
I know a good suit tailor so my goal is to purcahse online and then have the tux fitted to my build. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
What's wrong with notched lapels?
Thanks in advance.
Rather my reaction as well. The notch-lapels are less heinous than the ultra-modern styling. For most men a tuxedo is a long-term investment, and I have a hunch that tuxedo is going to look horribly dated in seven or eight years.
Tom Ford then, Daniel Craig is pretty stocky and it looks a'right on him. I personally like Lanvin tuxes but we have very different built.
No one does the exact same look but Dolce & Gabbana mainline offers many nice tuxes for muscular dudes. Make sure it is one button with peak lapels (I like a shawl collar myself but not everyone does...).
If you are in the NYC area, I think that you can still walk into Martin Greenfield and ask if they'll make something for you.
Whatever you do, if you are buying online, make sure to get the thing from a place that will take returns. I would hate to see someone saddled with a tuxedo with which they have to make do.