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Is there a preferred fabric for formal / tux shirt?

Despos

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I make many tux shirts using Voile. It is very shear and lightweight and is cool to wear with a tuxedo. Sea Island broadcloth is luxurious. Personally I would not use oxford cloth or twills. You also want to consider if you will have pleats or a bib front.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
I make many tux shirts using Voile. It is very shear and lightweight and is cool to wear with a tuxedo. Sea Island broadcloth is luxurious. Personally I would not use oxford cloth or twills. You also want to consider if you will have pleats or a bib front.

Yes, I plan on getting one made with a bib front - does this have an impact on the rest of the fabric?
 

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Voile is the traditional fabric, the idea being that with the stiff or pleated front, and never taking off the coat, you need a relief from the heat where you can get it. It is not so common any more. Ordinary broadcloth is also fine. I agree with Despos: no textures.
 

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