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Advice: 2 pre-owned tuxedos on eBay

Jared

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I'm in the market for a 38R tuxedo. Two pre-owned tuxes recently came up on eBay. I'd love to hear the forum's advice: Valentino: Presumably the flaps can be tucked in. According to the archives, at least some Valentinos are made by Isaia - so even if this is a diffusion line I figure it's worth a few $. 1935 MTM: Needs new cuff buttons so it would make sense to also replace the centre button. I'm kind of surprised that this has flat-front pants?
 

amplifiedheat

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The vintage MTM does look superb. A word of warning: That wool will be quite heavy and warm. I have a vintage tailcoat that feels a bit like a topcoat. I see you're in mild British Columbia, though, so it may be fine. Flat fronts are less common in trousers of that era, but not unheard-of.

The Valentino would be much lighter, but as you can see, it will wrinkle far more.
 

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