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Burgundy Tux Jacket

leftwing37

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First I am fair skin and light eyes with dirty blonde hair would this work? If so with what could I dress it down as well?
 

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For what occasion will you be using this? I'd stick to the classic tux if I were you.
 

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I really loved Ricky Gervais' tuxedo during the golden globes this year. It's a 3 piece burgundy Tuxedo, but it has black lapels, trousers stripe, buttons, correct vest, etc. Personally, I will probably have something like this made eventually:

 

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First I am fair skin and light eyes with dirty blonde hair would this work? If so with what could I dress it down as well?
The tuxedo should be worn for formal events only. You can't pair the jacket with jeans..
 

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The tuxedo should be worn for formal events only. You can't pair the jacket with jeans..

unless he want to buy designer brands tux-styled jacket and wear on street with jeans/pants.
 

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The tuxedo should be worn for formal events only. You can't pair the jacket with jeans..

sure you can. Ive seen it done on numerous occasions and it look good. fit it critical, even more so when wearing as separates
 
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Unless you have a bubbly personality to match the burgundy jacket...I would just stick with black.
 

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sure you can. Ive seen it done on numerous occasions and it look good. fit it critical, even more so when wearing as separates



The tuxedo should be worn for formal events only. You can't pair the jacket with jeans..
Agreed. My boss gave me a navy blue velvet tux jacket for Christmas -- it looks fucking rad with jeans/dress pants.
 
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you would have to be bold and confident enough to wear a burgundy tux in public.
 

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Jeans and a velvet tux is well outside the scope of MC and firmly into SW and D territory. Probably best left to rock bands with their own jets, IMHO.

Fairly unconvinced by non-black dinner jackets, tbh. I saw the noted BBC current affairs presenter Jeremy Paxman at a dinner at my wife's old college in Oxford wearing a crushed velvet DJ with pale yellow, ruffed dress shirt and large, black, floppy, velvet bow tie. Unless you're currently living in 1975, it's a look I'd probably steer clear of.
 

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I hate to say this, but the origin of the modern dinner jacket is as a less formal alternative to the formal tail coat - in fact, it was originally a modified smoking jacket, certainly not black, and the idea was to break with the kind of rigid formality that had gone before. But now it has become its own rigid formality, which is ironic...

As several have remarked, its not SF MC standard, but if you read through the 'state of black tie' thread, you'll see plenty of indications that the standards of black tie are simply not as rigid any more as is being insisted on here. We can bemoan that if we like, but in that context, I can't see that it's a crime to wear a burgundy tuxedo. The question for me is whether it makes sense aesthetically, and I am afraid that both the picture linked above and Ricky Gervais's get up are verging on the criminal... I think in Gervais's case, it is the trousers, and in the case of that jacket above, the same collar collar and lapel. But whatever it is, neither says 'wear me'.
 
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I really loved Ricky Gervais' tuxedo during the golden globes this year. It's a 3 piece burgundy Tuxedo, but it has black lapels, trousers stripe, buttons, correct vest, etc. Personally, I will probably have something like this made eventually:

Ricky Gervais is a comedian, his job is to make people laugh...
 

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