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Going for Classic Black Tie - Is this an acceptable waistcoat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brianpore, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Using the Black Tie Guide as my guide http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Waist.htm

    Trying to go as Classic as possible, but having a very hard time finding a waistcoat that I am happy with.

    I am wondering more if each is acceptable, NOT which one is better, but would either/both work?

    Thanks in advance

    Option 1

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    Option 2

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  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I guess the first one will be more acceptable than the second, the button on the second ones looks weird, is it some sort of removable waistcoat buttons?
     
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    It looks like they are studs. Some nice vests require studs, and this is certainly an acceptable variation.

    OP, it is hard to tell what the material is for option 2. Also, what are your dinner jacket lapel facings like, satin/smooth or grosgrain?
     
  4. landshark

    landshark Well-Known Member

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    I like the first one. It's obvious that it's a different texture and wouldn't look bad with a tuxedo made with a different material.
     
  5. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all!! Still working on the tux, but dont want the "new" 3 piece suit type vest so figured to get something seperate. It's acceptable to have a different material for the vest then it is for the jacket I take so the 1st one would be OK? And yes, the 2nd one are stud like buttons. It is vintage from the 40's I think.

    Thanks again for all the help - Brian
     
  6. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    So its OK to have a tux waistcoat material NOT match the lapel material?? Thanks!
     
  7. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    Both are in principle correct, although I'm not a fan of the weave in the first one.
     

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