Originally Posted by DanM
Decided to start working on a thrifted tuxedo today. First piece acquired - Brooks Brothers cummerbund, NWT.
Shit, it was 99 cents.
Not to take away from your find, but I believe traditionally, tie and cummerbund should match. Heck, traditionally they should only be black, but even if so, the textures should match as well. A satin bow shouldn't be paired with a grosgrain cummerbund, for example. People tend to get the two at the same time.
Originally Posted by mainy
wow that's depressing as fuck
I don't know if they are truly vintage or not, but if so, I could see there being a big difference between being in good shape and actually NWT.
Originally Posted by plei89
I would highly recommend despos and atailor as well. These gentlemen are an asset to the community!
Immensely. I'm a big tech geek, whether it's cars, computers, or what-have-you, but I never expected to geek out over clothing. Their posts really opened my eyes and helped get me hooked on more than just the wearing aspect of clothing. If anyone has an interest in the details of construction, I suggest checking out The Cutter and Tailor
forum. I don't actually post there, but I read when I can.