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Another midnight blue tuxedo thread

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm in the market for a midnight blue tux, but haven't found much. Due to time (the event is at the end of this month), I've been looking for RTW. I'll be going to about 4-6 black tie events per year so I think buying versus renting is the best choice in the long run. The only one I've come across that I tried on and liked, was a Zegna tux at Neiman Marcus, but it was it of my budget ($2995) to pay for a RTW tux.

Ideally, I'd like to find one with a dark shawl collar, slim fit, double vent, and single button in the price of $1000.

I found this one on Mr. Porter and was wondering what you all think about it. I've been a long time lurker and value your thoughts and not having any experience with online or Spencer Hart, need advice. This one is only a single vent, so still not sure if I fully like it, but at this point, I can live with it for now until I can go MTM.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/311219

Any one in the Dallas area know of any other options?

Thanks
Edited by ksig113 - 3/5/13 at 8:20am
post #2 of 14

That tux has far too skinny lapels. Don't think so fashion forward and think classic. Midnight blue is a great color choice, but this is going to end up looking like a spilled cup of fuck, when you're wanting to look like a million bucks. Focus on fit, quality, and (CLASSIC proportioned) style. 

 

Honestly sounds like you'd be best off doing MTM from Kent Wang for around $1000. If you are going to 4-6 events a year, I would take the hit on this one and I would take the time to do your black tie properly.

 

I have seen some good ones online from Martin Greenfield, I think J Crew may have one in midnight at your price point, though again I would google around here and online and try to take the time to find a proper full canvas tuxedo with classic proportions and correct details (peak or shawl, one button, jetted pockets, ventless or double) that will carry you through many events and remain timeless.

 

Is this $1000 including shoes, links/studs, shirt, bowtie, and waist covering? If you're going to 4-6 events a year like you say, sounds like you need to make a real investment in your black tie.

 

I am certainly no authority, but one should know the rules of black tie and then adhere to them.  This is not the lane to be breaking sartiorial rules in my book.

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
The budget I listed is just for the tuxedo. I would love to have the time to do a MTM, but just not sure if I can get it in time. I tried on the J.Crew one at a store, but they don't offer a shawl collar version. I have been doing some online searching, and liked the one from Suit Supply, except they don't offer the collar as well.

I wish I took some photos of the Zenga tux that I tried on so I can get some thoughts on it and for some reason, I can't find it online.
post #4 of 14
I'm going to agree, it is a bit fashion forward. It's okay when you are younger, but might look dated in a few years when lapels get thicker.
post #5 of 14
Your tuxedo should either be double vented or no vents. No vents is more technically correct but there are definitely some well dressed individuals who prefer double vents. Single vents should be avoided at all costs, though you can have vents sewn shut if you like everything else about the tuxedo.

Definitely do your research before buying. In addition to searching through this forum (there are a lot of tuxedo threads), check out www.blacktieguide.com. Also, be careful that your tuxedo is in fact midnight blue and not another shade of blue.

If you've rented in the past, renting one more time for this upcoming event won't kill you. I hate renting a tuxedo which is one of the reasons I bought mine even though I probably go to less black tie events than you do, but I'd rather rent once and end up with a MTM tuxedo that I love than buy a placeholder that will be more expensive and that you won't like as much. In the meantime, a tuxedo shirt, cummerbund/vest and self-tie bow tie and good shoes should be on your list if you don't already own them.

Brooks Brothers is not super slim fitting, but I've found them to be a decent source for tuxedo accessories. I have not seen a midnight blue tuxedo from them, however, and believe a decent amount of their tuxes are Madison cut.
post #6 of 14
I got mine for twenty bucks on eBay. Take a look there. What's your size?
post #7 of 14
I've been looking for a midnight blue tuxedo also with a one button shawl collar. Extremely difficult to find.


post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

If you've rented in the past, renting one more time for this upcoming event won't kill you. I hate renting a tuxedo which is one of the reasons I bought mine even though I probably go to less black tie events than you do, but I'd rather rent once and end up with a MTM tuxedo that I love than buy a placeholder that will be more expensive and that you won't like as much. In the meantime, a tuxedo shirt, cummerbund/vest and self-tie bow tie and good shoes should be on your list if you don't already own them.

This.
post #9 of 14

I like how the newbs always say "I'm in the market for..." lol.

 

Those lapels are comically slim. I'm not sure where you can get a dark blue tuxedo otr. How about mtm?

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I like how the newbs always say "I'm in the market for..." lol.

Those lapels are comically slim. I'm not sure where you can get a dark blue tuxedo otr. How about mtm?

Newb...how long have you been here? smile.gif

Comically slim would be J Crew lapels...I like the lapels fine. I plan on having a tuxedo made this spring. Was hoping to have one before a party at the end of the month but the invitation is black tie optional.
post #11 of 14

Another newb here.  In a similiar situation to OP. 

 

I'm getting married at the end of June and am looking to wear midnight blue, SB, peak lapel, no vents, with black satin or grosgrain lapels.  Having done the research it is surprisingly difficult to find what I'm looking for.  Budget is around $1,000.

 

Of course I tried on a beautiful one at Tom Ford for a mere $5,200.

 

J-Crew carries midnight blue peak lapel but lapels are on the slim side. 

 

I've contacted Kent Wang.  Is this my best option?  Where are all the midnight blue peak lapel tuxedos hiding? 

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by RichardC View Post

Another newb here.  In a similiar situation to OP. 

I'm getting married at the end of June and am looking to wear midnight blue, SB, peak lapel, no vents, with black satin or grosgrain lapels.  Having done the research it is surprisingly difficult to find what I'm looking for.  Budget is around $1,000.

Of course I tried on a beautiful one at Tom Ford for a mere $5,200.

J-Crew carries midnight blue peak lapel but lapels are on the slim side. 

I've contacted Kent Wang.  Is this my best option?  Where are all the midnight blue peak lapel tuxedos hiding? 

I've heard generally good things about Kent Wang. My tuxedo was made by Hemrajani and I'm quite happy with it. If $1,000 is the budget for your tuxedo (not including other items), you should be fine at either place. Your other option is to look locally; where are you located?
post #13 of 14

Hi I was wondering if you ever found your midnight blue tux....I'm looking for the same.....I have no budget.....But I can't find them!!!   Please let me know thanks 

post #14 of 14

Im looking for the midnight blue tux with the black lapel. Did anyone have any lucky finding it??? I have searched and searched but can't find it...I have no budget . Thanks

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