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Midnight blue dinner jacket, what color bow tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Would love your opinion.
     
  2. lakewolf

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    Well this would become.... blue tie

    I think dinner jackets and tuxes should remain BLACK
     
  3. dah328

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    Same as the facing on the jacket. I have midnight blue facing on mine and my tailor made a cummerbund and bowtie from the same fabric.

    dan
     
  4. Artisan Fan

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    I think Matt has recognized that midnight blue actually looks blacker than black does at night.

    I would say a black tie would work if going with a white shirt.
     
  5. Will

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    Tie always matches lapels. Black grosgrain lapels, for example, mean a black grosgrain tie.

    Blue dinner jackets usually have black lapels. I've only seen one done any other way.
     
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    Was that other one done with midnight blue facings or something else?
     
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    The color, and material should match the facing of the lapels.
     
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    Blue dinner jackets usually have black lapels. I've only seen one done any other way.

    I have four midnight blue dinner jackets (it was a much more popular option in the 40s and 50s and readily available in RTW); only one has black lapels. The others are faced in midnight blue satin, and I have a cummerbund and tie to match.
     
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    I think Havana brown grosgain lapels with midnight blue would be very nice.
     
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    I wear a black silk faille (to better match the texture of the grosgrain) bowtie with my DJ, which has black grosgrain facings on a midnight blue cloth.

    Have you found a cloth you like?

    --Andre
     
  12. itsstillmatt

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    I wear a black silk faille (to better match the texture of the grosgrain) bowtie with my DJ, which has black grosgrain facings on a midnight blue cloth.

    Have you found a cloth you like?

    --Andre

    Yes. It is a wool/mohair blend.
     
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    Was that other one done with midnight blue facings or something else?

    Midnight blue facings. I personally prefer black.
     
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    Like there's a choice???


    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes. It is a wool/mohair blend.

    Nice. Do the Neopolitans make opera pumps? [​IMG]

    --Andre
     
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    Yes that is right Nicholas M. Antongiovanni has given his blessing to the color not to be named (black)ladies and gentleman. Yes, the devil is outside and yes he is giving the neighborhood children free sleigh rides.
     
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    Yes. It is a wool/mohair blend.

    Good for a DJ as it should breathe well.

    I wear a black bowtie with mine, and nobody's ever commented on a difference. MB and black don't look any more mismatched than tie and lapels in slightly different shades of black, which is what will happen anyway if they're not from the same fabric.

    Which is actually a decent idea: if you're going bespoke, why not get a couple bowties made out of the facing material?
     
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    To throw the midnight blue into relief. It works. But only if the suit is cut well and fits like a dream
     
  20. Film Noir Buff

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    I wear a black bowtie with mine, and nobody's ever commented on a difference. MB and black don't look any more mismatched than tie and lapels in slightly different shades of black, which is what will happen anyway if they're not from the same fabric.

    Are you saying a black bowtie with a midnight blue lapel facing? Interesting, I hadn't ever considered that. Im going to take a gander at that combo. Theoretically it should look BETTER than a blue bowtie bc itll let everyone know that the dinner jacket is totally blue. I like this.

    Which is actually a decent idea: if you're going bespoke, why not get a couple bowties made out of the facing material?

    My opinion is that if it's midnight blue facings and bc it's so hard to find midnight blue grosgrain or barathea rtw bows that this is a good idea. However, it may look a little too studied to do it with the black facings when a slightly differing tie silk lends some degage to the ensemble.
     

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