Is this cloth tuxable?

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  1. Matt

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    Can cloth with this stripe through it make a respectable tux? [​IMG] thoughts?
     
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There might be an Italian clothier who would try. It wouldn't cut much ice in London.

    You want to re-post that one on the Black Suit thread?[​IMG]
     
  3. Matt

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    hey i didnt ask if i could wear it for business [​IMG]
     
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    Nick M Senior member

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    I'm leaning towards... no.

    Seems a bit Oscar night.
     
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    dah328 Senior member

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    Why not? You'd only be out $17 or so in tailoring costs if it didn't turn out well, right? [​IMG]
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hard too tell from just the picture, but if the stripe is not too constrasting in texture, I would say yes. I've seen some remarkable Brioni dinner suits with striping or herringbone patterns that look great against all expectations. Not nearly as flashy as it might seem at first glance. The first qualifier is critical.
     
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    Nick M Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Eat the Jell-O pudding.


    I think it'd look really nice as a regular suit for evening, but not necessarily formal, events.
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Hard too tell from just the picture, but if the stripe is not too constrasting in texture, I would say yes. I've seen some remarkable Brioni dinner suits with striping or herringbone patterns that look great against all expectations. Not nearly as flashy as it might seem at first glance. The first qualifier is critical.

    I think I agree. If you were paying more than I imagine you will be paying for it to be tailored, and if it were to be your only tuxedo, I'd probably say no. Are you back on to suits now?
     
  9. Matt

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    it would be my only tux....

    cost would be $82 for cloth + shipping + taxes...say $120

    tailor $70

    Call it 200 all told
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Do it. [​IMG]
     
  11. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    I'd say don't do it. If not immediately, you'll eventually want a tux made from a more traditional fabric at which point you'll have two tuxes. Even if cost or closet space isn't a limiting factor for you, consider it from percentage-of-your-overall-wardrobe perspective. You'd probably get a lot more wear out of that material as a suit than a tux.

    dan
     
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    Tomasso Senior member

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    you'll have two tuxes. Even if cost or closet space isn't a limiting factor for you, consider it from percentage-of-your-overall-wardrobe perspective.


    Where were you when I needed your advise?


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    dah328 Senior member

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    Where were you when I needed your advise?
    Heh, those all look nice, though. I hope you get plenty of use out of them. I only have one wearable tux and it's averaging one wearing per year. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with dah238, don't do it. If you need a tux, get one made with a more 'normal' fabric. You won't be using it that often, and it is better to have a 'classic' version.

    As for having a suit made of it............... nah.
     
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    I agree with dah238, don't do it. If you need a tux, get one made with a more 'normal' fabric. You won't be using it that often, and it is better to have a 'classic' version.

    Agree with T4 and Dan - the 'creative tux' thing is not a great call.

    That said, if you get it SB with the peak lapel, you could wear it out for nightlife . That said, with the grosgrain facing, I wonder even about that use for the coat.

    Nope, just can't create the scenario where that is a great item for you.

    BTW, do you already own the cloth?
     

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