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Midnight blue dinner jacket, what color bow tie?

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

  1. Fantastic Mr Foxx

    Fantastic Mr Foxx Well-Known Member

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    I think dinner jackets and tuxes should remain BLACK


    I beg to differ. Black tuxedos are too usual, conservative and boring. As everyone own a black tuxedo, it is better to separate yourself from the rest of the horde. Favoured and made famous by the Duke of Windsor, midnight blue tuxedo is a an excellent alternative to the all-too-usual black tuxedo.

    As much as I hate using celebrities as references, here is Daniel Craig sporting a midnight tux (made by Tom Ford?)

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    I'd say wear it with a black bow-tie for a minimalist but understated look. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning to wear the smoking jacket as a smoking jacket or as a substitute dinner/tuxedo jacket?

    I plan to wear it as a substitute for a tuxedo.
    Of course I own a "real" tuxedo, but I like the look for "less formal" formal occasions, like formal dinners or smaller, relaxed evening occasions, which nevertheless call for evening clothes.
     
  3. SailorS15

    SailorS15 Active Member

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    I believe the answer is always black with any midnight blue jacket. The only time I've seen a very elegant ensemble, were the bow tie WASN'T black, was an all black minimalistic outfit.
    The answer then is a VELVET midnight blue bow tie.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    if the lapels are black, black bowtie then to match.
     
  5. emc894

    emc894 Well-Known Member

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    Personally don't like the contrast of midnight and black. Midnight silk facings are quite hard to find though.

    I think you're better off with black. You dont need to make a "statement" and have everyone who hasn't seen one raise an eyebrow about your non-black tuxedo (especially the host!). Besides, unless these is very little light, black looks better and less conspicuous. Its descended from the tailcoat after all. Could you imagine a blue tailcoat? it would look like livery.
     
  6. emc894

    emc894 Well-Known Member

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    This is the ticket! Much better. Elegance in repose as it were.
     

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