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Informal Poll: brought on by the rash of tuxedo questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by new obsession, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. new obsession

    new obsession Senior Member

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    Just curious...

    I will presume that everyone wears braces with a Tuxedo, and spare you that. Wing versus lay down collar does not interest me, as I think either one is interchangeable with any combination of items. Midnight Blue versus Black is probably a function of how many Tuxedos you own or have bought, and how impervious you are to other people saying "hey, your tux is blue [insert ignorant comment here]"...

    But I am curious about the collars/lapels SF members wear, and the corresponding vest/cummerbund they choose with these...
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    My tuxedo is RTW and it has (GASP!) notch lapels, but I wear it about once a year, so it's not too important to me. When I get around to ordering a custom tux it will have peak lapels and I'll wear it with a custom cummerbund.
     


  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Distinguished Member

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    SB, 3-button, Dupioni silk with satin peak lapel.


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    SB, 2-button, cashmere with grosgrain peak lapel.


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    DB, 6x1 button, wool with satin peak lapel.


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  4. Etienne

    Etienne Distinguished Member

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    My tux is a DB RTW affair (Pierre Cardin).

    And I just realized how many acronyms we routinely use here (though some of the most useful, such as IBSAABA or TRJCHAP never caught on).
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    As much as I love vests, for this purpose I have to go with the classic peaked lapel, cummerbund.
     


  6. Aureus

    Aureus Senior Member

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    When I acquire mine, it will be a single breasted, single button, peak lapel.
     


  7. new obsession

    new obsession Senior Member

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    Why so little love for the shawl? Wow.
     


  8. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior Member

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    Does anyone still wear a cummerbund?
     


  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    Does anyone still wear a cummerbund?
    If you look at the poll results, the majority of people here do!
     


  10. topcatny

    topcatny Distinguished Member

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    I wear a Brooks Brothers notch lapel w/ a vest most of the time. Occasionally I wear the cummerbund instead of the vest, it depends on my mood. Like chorse123, I wear my tuxedo infrequently so I am not very concerned that it has notch lapels. However, when I replace it I will buy a SB peaked lapel.
     


  11. Joseph Casazza

    Joseph Casazza Member

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    The midnight blue one I own is shawl collar, one button, of course, which I wear with cummerbund, but I also have a white double breasted shawl collar dinner jacket, which I wear with neither vest nor cummerbund. When I replace the worn out peak lapel single breasted, I will undoubtedly wear it with a white vest.
     


  12. new obsession

    new obsession Senior Member

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    See, shawl collars work wonders for some....

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  13. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Distinguished Member

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    Oxxford - Black Worsted / SB Dinner Suit / 1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Oxxford - Black Worsted / DB Dinner Suit / 4x1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Bespoke - White Shantung (Dupioni) / SB Dinner Jacket / 1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Bespoke - Oxford Gray Cashmere Herringbone Morning Suit / 1 Button cutaway w/Swallowtails / Peak Lapels

    Hickey Freeman - Black Worsted SB Dinner Suit / 2 Button / NOTCH LAPELS w/Grosgrain / You are reading correctly: "NOTCH LAPELS". The shame and horror! [​IMG]

    I just can't bring myself to wear a shawl lapel jacket. It looks fine on some fellows, but not in my mirror.

    There are far too many waistcoats-in-waiting. Most of the "fancies" went from the store to the closet and remained there. It seems I usually wear only the black or gray or white waistcoats. The story is the same for many of the fancy cummerbunds and their goofy matching bowties. Two ascots have a splash of color. Only the black and white bowties see any active duty.
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    The two pairs of white braces are different. One has white leather ends. The other has white corded-silk ends.

    The shirt collars are fixed-wing, detachable wing, and fold-over. Some shirts are plain front, some pleated front, some pleated-bib, and some pique-bib. Most of the shirts are fine poplin or linen. The shirt cuffs are primarily straight link cuffs. Some of the cuffs are fold-over for links.

    Various opera pumps (pinched or no-bow) and formal lace-ups in polished calf and patent, as well as a felt top hat and some gloves complete the jumble acquired over nearly thirty years. Everything still fits, although . . . most of the trouser waistbands did require some easing!
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  14. new obsession

    new obsession Senior Member

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    Oxxford - Black Worsted / SB Dinner Suit / 1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Oxxford - Black Worsted / DB Dinner Suit / 4x1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Bespoke - White Shantung (Dupioni) / SB Dinner Jacket / 1 Button / Peak Lapels w/Satin

    Bespoke - Oxford Gray Cashmere Herringbone Morning Suit / 1 Button cutaway w/Swallowtails / Peak Lapels

    Hickey Freeman - Black Worsted SB Dinner Suit / 2 Button / NOTCH LAPELS w/Grosgrain / You are reading correctly: "NOTCH LAPELS". The shame and horror! [​IMG]

    I just can't bring myself to wear a shawl lapel jacket. It looks fine on some fellows, but not in my mirror.

    There are far too many waistcoats-in-waiting. Most of the "fancies" went from the store to the closet and remained there. It seems I usually wear only the black or gray or white waistcoats. The story is the same for many of the fancy cummerbunds and their goofy matching bowties. Two ascots have a splash of color. Only the black and white bowties see any active duty.
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    The two pairs of white braces are different. One has white leather ends. The other has white corded-silk ends.

    The shirt collars are fixed-wing, detachable wing, and fold-over. Some shirts are plain front, some pleated front, some pleated-bib, and some pique-bib. Most of the shirts are fine poplin or linen. The shirt cuffs are primarily straight link cuffs. Some of the cuffs are fold-over for links.

    Various opera pumps (pinched or no-bow) and formal lace-ups in polished calf and patent, as well as a felt top hat and some gloves complete the jumble acquired over nearly thirty years. Everything still fits, although . . . most of the trouser waistbands did require some easing!
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    OH MY!!! [​IMG]
     


  15. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    See, shawl collars work wonders for some....

    It enables them to get skanky hos? Now there's something to aspire to... [​IMG]
     


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