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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post


Actually midnight blue has always been a choice for tuxedos. It was a bit more obvious in skyfall but remember even in casino royal the tuxedo was midnight blue not black. In certain lights it looks blacker than black. Below are pics of a midnight blue suit. The first one looks black because of the lighting and the second is from the same night same suit and all but looks more "blue"





I didn't say that they were invented for Skyfall, haha. I said that they're very popular now because of Skyfall. I did say that they have a place, but I recommended black first. In the end, it's OP's decision.

 

...still just one man's opinion.

post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

No problem. And from your post ill be sure to ask you next time about which ties go well with what color since you obviously have such a clear eye when it comes to these things.

It is nothing the bad, as you may have change into the darker suit and not the rest for the cocktail event. But objectively a darker tie will be more coherent for midnight blue.

it is very common and lots of people do it.
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I didn't say that they were invented for Skyfall, haha. I said that they're very popular now because of Skyfall. I did say that they have a place, but I recommended black first. In the end, it's OP's decision.

...still just one man's opinion.

haha i know you didn't say they weren't invented for Skyfall. Im just saying they were a thing since before skyfall, i would recommended black first as well but my point was midnight navy is a suitable alternative if you wanted something a bit more interesting as it is "blacker than black" in certain lighting. I believe it went something like in the early 20th century black fabric showed greenish under candlelight while midnight blue showed as a rich black. I might be misquoting "candle light" for "artificial light" though.
post #34 of 49

May I suggest this?

 

 

 

 

Mignight blue, notch lapel :P

post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

May I suggest this?


It looks pretty, but would have been better if the tux has a shawl lapel.
post #36 of 49

Since Tom Cruise is a short guy, do you guys think the peak lapel looks good on him?

post #37 of 49
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

May I suggest this?

 

 

 

 

Mignight blue, notch lapel :P

 

Certainly looks sharp. Think a first tux should be traditional black tie though, so I would err on the side of peak lapels.

 

Isn't a notch lapel tux considered less formal?

post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

Certainly looks sharp. Think a first tux should be traditional black tie though, so I would err on the side of peak lapels.

Isn't a notch lapel tux considered less formal?

Less formal, yes, but that isn't the problem with it. Shawl lapel is also less formal than peak, but certainly still nice. The problem with notch lapel is that it is one (big) step closer to a loung suit, which I find completely unappealing.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

Isn't a notch lapel tux considered less formal?

No it is not, black tie are even meant to be a formal event, you dress as your best for the night.
There is no such thing as the correct lapel for black tie, it depends on the taste of the wearer.

However, I do believe shawl lapel were design specifically for dinner jackets.
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Less formal, yes, but that isn't the problem with it. Shawl lapel is also less formal than peak, but certainly still nice. The problem with notch lapel is that it is one (big) step closer to a loung suit, which I find completely unappealing.

The shawl lapel is the most formal, followed by peak and then notch lapel.
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Wrong, shawl lapel is the most formal.
Shawl lapel is not more formal than peak.
post #42 of 49
I do not believe that is accurate.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

The shawl lapel is the most formal, followed by peak and then notch lapel.
post #43 of 49

Regarding shawl vs. peak formality, this is my source: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Tuxedos.htm

Read the section on lapels. The peak is derived from a white-tie tailcoat, while a shawl is derived from a smoking jacket.

post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Regarding shawl vs. peak formality, this is my source: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Tuxedos.htm
Read the section on lapels. The peak is derived from a white-tie tailcoat, while a shawl is derived from a smoking jacket.

Gotcha...thanks for the clarification. I've thought wrong all these years...oh well. That's the last time I listen to a stripper! shog[1].gif
post #45 of 49
Damn! I was hoping for a shawl v. peak duel!

Trivium battle royale.
Edited by Master Squirrel - 3/11/13 at 10:19am
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