First Tux

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RedLeg, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Your cummerbund should match your lapels, so doin't just get a satin one if your lapels are grosgrain or faile. Skip the Oxxford store - it's way out of your price range.

    Second the rec for Ercole.
     


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    No cummerbund...waist band that matches lapels.
     
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    What formal waist band do you refer to if not a cummerbund? A sash?
     


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    Do it. Get a sash.
     


  5. VinnyMac

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    In that case OP, go for it. I'd suggest buying a tuxedo that you'll be less likely to feel bad about in a few years. Don't buy a midnight blue, shawl-collared tuxedo. They're very popular now because of Skyfall, and they have a place, but if you're serious about wanting something that you can go to over and over again, that probably shouldn't be your first choice. If I was in that situation, I'd probably buy a black, peak-lapel, 1-button, single-breasted tuxedo. IMO, you'd probably get the most use out of that. If you ever decided to get a second tux, then you could go with a double-breasted one or a mid-night blue shawl.

    ...just one man's opinion.
     


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    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    His post was clearly and blatantly sarcastic in its entirety.
     
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  7. RedLeg

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    Not a fan of the shawl collar personally, no matter how many times James Bond wears one.

    Went to Century 21 today to get some socks. Took a look at what they had OTR. They had Canali, Zegna etc. for $1k, but I was surprised to see that they were all notch lapels. Thinking custom is the way to go since buying these at full retail would be about the same price.
     


  8. jeff13007

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    Actually midnight blue has always been a choice for tuxedos. It was a bit more obvious in skyfall but remember even in casino royal the tuxedo was midnight blue not black. In certain lights it looks blacker than black. Below are pics of a midnight blue suit. The first one looks black because of the lighting and the second is from the same night same suit and all but looks more "blue"

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  9. jt10000

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    Why?
     


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    I understand your point about the darkness of the midnight blue suit, but from the picture we can learn that a bright tie will never look good with such colour. Thanks for the contribution.


    It is because the tux will fit you far better in the nitty-gritty parts. You might not notice the superiority straight away, but you will in the future. Plus bespoke formal fabrics are usually much more durable and nicer than the ones used in RTW. I own 3 dinner jackets outfits, and only my playful outfit (TF mid blue paisley DJ in silk) is RTW, the others are all bespoke. People do notice and expect perfection in Black Tie/ White Tie events, well if you are in the right side of the street.
     
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  11. jeff13007

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    No problem. And from your post ill be sure to ask you next time about which ties go well with what color since you obviously have such a clear eye when it comes to these things.
     


  12. Twotone

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    I would definitely go custom rather than OTR. My preference would be midnight blue, double breasted, peak lapel no vent. A DB tux eliminates the need for a vest or cummerbund. In addition to looking great as a tux, it can play double duty as a more formal suit for other occasions with a long tie (instead of a bow tie). Just my preference.
     


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    I wouldn't do ventless. That's the one feature I'd deviate from the classic configuration.
     


  14. jeff13007

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    What about the silk/grosgain Lapels? i think that would rule it out for use as a suit? IMO double breasted is a bit of a stretch in these times especially if its going to be a first tux. Nothing wrong with them but i would assume he would be more comfortable with a SB
     
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  15. tim_horton

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    I love midnight blue for lounge suiting but I don't think it's a good idea to try and pass off a midnight blue tuxedo as anything other than what it is. With the black lapels, jetted pockets and finish on the trousers it will look out of Place outside of black tie events.
     


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