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Bespoke Tuxedo and Eveningwear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrbig, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    AFAIK, they have not been made since the 1930s with smooth silk bound edges. So, the checkerboards today go round the edge to the back, and even those aren't seen often:

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    Note that the ones on the left are shanked like most covered buttons, but the ones on the right are done to accept a stitched shank...good for floating buttons on the sleeve or for thin fabrics on the dinner jacket.


    - B

    Vox - the best bet is to find a vintage tuxedo and harvest the buttons.
     
  2. mrbig

    mrbig Senior member

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    As of this morning; yet another dilemma has come to mind: Peak vs Shawl.

    I'd go my own design for the Peak and probably something Tom Ford-esque for a Shawl, although without a boutonniere hole. My design is a bit 70's Ralph Lauren; but updated to look a little more contemporary and something which I don't think will date in the next 10-15 years.
     
  3. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    That's easy - peak for the simple reason that so much more goes into designing a nice looking shawl collar, so it's much more difficult to execute successfully.

    That said, have a look at the shawls your tailor has done, and then proceed from there.
     
  4. mrbig

    mrbig Senior member

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    Anyone got any examples I should look at? The thing that gets me is everyone going with slim lapels; even my old RLPL set had fairly slim ones. I'm after ones that are proportional or slightly larger considering my 19" shoudlers and a 40" chest.
     

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