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Another bright, sunny winter's day, with temperatures about 46F/8C. I chose today's suit as a background for today's shirt, which is the brightest and most eye-catching item of the ensemble, and which needs a dark background against which to be seen. For the rest of the assembled items, I merely channeled my inner 1980's - red braces and tie.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM
Tie & braces - Brooks Brothers
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Pocket square - vintage and no brand name
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Harvie & Hudson, London
Hat - Laird, London

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You might be able to find some older Brooks Brothers tuxes around eBay for a decent price. This one isn't exactly your size but is pretty close!
You'd definitely want to be careful about fabric composition when looking at vintage tuxes though. Even nicer brands were mixing in a ton of polyester into their tuxes in the 70s.
That is sick. Love the shawl.

I had read somewhere that people preferred no vent for tux or two vents versus 1?

Either way, I could probably make that work if I figured out the pant size.
 

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That is sick. Love the shawl.

I had read somewhere that people preferred no vent for tux or two vents versus 1?

Either way, I could probably make that work if I figured out the pant size.
Supposedly the "correct" dinner jacket style is no vents, which is fine if your plan is to stand perfectly still all night. I think the single vent resembles the uninterrupted lines of the no vent jacket while still allowing you to sit and put your hands in your pockets. I don't think I've seen double vents on any of the vintage tuxes I've come across on ebay, so that must be more of a modern style but I like it.
 

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Supposedly the "correct" dinner jacket style is no vents, which is fine if your plan is to stand perfectly still all night. I think the single vent resembles the uninterrupted lines of the no vent jacket while still allowing you to sit and put your hands in your pockets. I don't think I've seen double vents on any of the vintage tuxes I've come across on ebay, so that must be more of a modern style but I like it.

Agreed on the vent. Very much of an Italian style to have no vent.

As suggested on another thread, I need to figure out my shoulder and chest size with my tailor and then start searching from there.
 

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That brick red tie works well here. Bonus points for wearing with a green jacket and not looking like a tacky Christmas ornament!
Of your recent fits, this one has to be my favorite--as @afterthesuit said: green and red without it being tacky is a feat. My compliments!

Thanks. I think the shade of the colors prevent the Christmas connection. I had a few other ties out to choose from. I didn’t think I would land on this one. Also, I wanted to wear a brown cardigan/vest to separate the green and red, but it didn’t work out.
 

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I think the tradition for tuxes is ventless. A Gentleman has no reason to access his pockets in formal settings as a Gentleman has nothing in his pockets in a formal setting, right? :bigstar:

The only ventless jacket I have is my tux. Makes it fit closer and look better but, as mentioned above, mostly while standing. Do DB tuxes go ventless as well?
 
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I think the tradition for tuxes is ventless. A Gentleman has no reason to access his pockets in formal settings as a Gentleman has nothing in his pockets in a formal setting, right? :bigstar:

The only ventless jacket I have is my tux. Makes it fit closer and look better but, as mentioned above, mostly while standing. Do DB tuxes go ventless as well?
Just Got A DB (Linen) Ventless Jacket, I Agree, No need to pocket anything! :fonz:
 

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I think the tradition for tuxes is ventless. A Gentleman has no reason to access his pockets in formal settings as a Gentleman has nothing in his pockets in a formal setting, right? :bigstar:

The only ventless jacket I have is my tux. Makes it fit closer and look better but, as mentioned above, mostly while standing. Do DB tuxes go ventless as well?
A gentleman would have pockets in the tails of his coat, so both problems may be solved at once.
 

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Very nice. I think this outfit really deserves a black shoe. Especially with the gray rollneck.
Black would also work, but I like this choice, too.
 

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