Jazz up bespoke suit for Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stgrim, May 4, 2013.

  1. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    Urbana, IL
    Dear SFers,

    I will be attending the Manhattan Cocktail Classic come May 17.
    The dress code is stated to be "salty black-tie" as per http://www.manhattancocktailclassic.com/ticketing_faq.html.

    Unfortunately I am not at a point in my life where I can afford a bespoke tuxedo, nor do I want to purchase an OTR tuxedo just for the evening.
    I will be arriving into New York on May 15, so renting is far too timeline-tight an option.

    As such, I would like to see your advice and suggestions on how I can jazz up my standard business suit.


    The bespoke suit above is from Iris Tailor of Singapore (the deft hands that also make gshen's of Vanda Fine Clothing) with Dormeuil cloth in a deep shade of midnight blue.
    Wish I had a lighter colored suit for the event, but this is my one and only suit that fits me well.
    Still developing my style (21 years and in college), as such, my current wardrobe is outfitted with staple striped and solid dress shirts which serve well in a work environment but not for a night about town.
    I'm looking to purchase a new dress shirt, bow tie and pocket square to add pizzaz for the evening (hopefully they are versatile enough for continued use after too) but have no idea where to start and how I should coordinate the 3. My usual OTR shirt supplier (T.M. Lewin in Fully Fitted fit) has nothing of interest either.

    My budget as follows:
    Shirt - $150
    Tie - $80
    Pocket Square - $50

    In case you need it, my shirt measurements are as follows:
    Shoulder - shoulder: 18.5"
    Chest (actual): 38.75"
    Chest (shirt): 44.25"
    Sleeve: 34-34.5" depending on cuff

    I also have the following pocket squares from Vanda, but i'm not sure if they would be of much help.


    My appreciation in advance for your valuable advice. Thank you.
    Last edited: May 4, 2013

  2. conradwu

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