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post #16 of 24
hu of course if your over 6 foot a regular wouldn't fit. Also sizes vary from style to style within brands.
post #17 of 24

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.

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

No one else is commenting on the fact that the tuxedo is ultra-modern and notched lapels? For the $1000, you could do MUCH better.

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.
post #19 of 24

So what do recommend for somebody like me>.. simple tastes, not flashy, but want something that looks "crisp" and well fitted.

 

Like most guys I want to look like James Bond in my tux.

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by biostudent78 View Post

So what do recommend for somebody like me>.. simple tastes, not flashy, but want something that looks "crisp" and well fitted.

Like most guys I want to look like James Bond in my tux.

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.
post #21 of 24

Yup. Daniel Craig in a Tom Ford tuxedo. That's the look I'm after for sure.

 

Now who sells that look for around a thousand dollars?

 

Can't justify 3 grand for a suit for myself when I have a wife and baby to provide for.

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by biostudent78 View Post

Yup. Daniel Craig in a Tom Ford tuxedo. That's the look I'm after for sure.

Now who sells that look for around a thousand dollars?

Can't justify 3 grand for a suit for myself when I have a wife and baby to provide for.

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...).
post #23 of 24
I'm probably a much closer build to yours than is Fuuma, and I find that Dolce&Gabbana fits me well, as do Valentino (mainline) tuxedos. I know that Fuuma hates Ralph Lauren, but the truth is that the standard Polo tuxedo, (http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13233032&cp=1760781.2531885&utm_term=ralph+lauren+tuxedo&view=99&002=2502554&002=2502554&002=2502554&002=2502554&002=2502554&002=2502554&007=Search&025=c&006=26326912517&005=104287057&005=104287057&005=104287057&005=104287057&005=104287057&005=104287057&004=8418667637&004=8418667637&004=8418667637&004=8418667637&004=8418667637&004=8418667637&utm_source=PaidSearch&utm_campaign=Google-B-Ralph+Lauren-Exact&utm_medium=Google&gclid=CMaHjfep1rkCFZF7QgodWVoA3Q&parentPage=family) which is $1650, but often a bit cheaper with a coupon (10% most of the time, but I've seen as much as 25%) is cut to fit the typical "vaguely athletic" North American guy, really well. It's "clean", and usually styled a little aggressively that either Dolce&Gabbana or Valentino. I also like, in American designers, the cut of the Phineas Cole by Paul Stuart tuxedo, (http://www.paulstuart.com/product_info.cfm?ProdID=6875&ProdCatId=1035&MainCatId=14&HEADERMENUID=1&SUBPRODCATID=2011), but if you have a rugby's player's butt and thighs, this might not be the cut for you - or rather, the pants would require too much adjustment to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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.
post #24 of 24

So what happened with the fit? Good or bad? Im thinking of buying the same one.

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