I am looking to buy a tuxedo. Now I am more of a three piece guy even though I am not really old. My choice is between a midnight blue tuxedo or a black one with peak lapels and a velvet (?) vest.
I am edging towards the black one because of my tan skin, black hair and really dark brown eyes. (Looks black) Though a lot of people say midnight blue suits me nore.
Apart from the color, the next few times I'll be wearing this tuxedo is New Years, a party hosted in afternoon, a school function in the afternoon, a dinner, and a night time wedding. What do you think I should I get?
If I go with the midnight blue, should I go with a black vest or the same color? Or maybe it's time for my first two piece tailored suit?
Your complexion should not matter. The whole idea behind midnight blue is that it looks black. Under certain lighting conditions, it can look blacker than black, as black sometimes gives off a greenish cast. If the color of the fabric is obviously blue, then chances are, it isn't midnight blue.
As for the vest, it really depends on the material. If the body of the vest is wool, then the fabric should match the jacket fabric. If it is all silk, then you should be matching the lapels, which are most likely black, even on a midnight blue jacket.
I didn't know that. In the store lighting, it was showing a a very dark blue and I guess in a darker lighting, it would be black. Anyways under the circumstances said above, (wedding at night and an important party in the afternoon, bright sunny day and a school function in the afternoon), which one would be better?
On a longer term, which one would be timeless?
What do you mean by blacker than black? A glossy black?
Also, can a tuxedo can be worn without a tie or a bow tie? I mean, in a school function, everybody is a little badly dressed. I can look sharp in a three piece tuxedo, but without a tie.