Midnight blue dinner jacket, what color bow tie?

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Would love your opinion.
     


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    Well this would become.... blue tie

    I think dinner jackets and tuxes should remain BLACK
     


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    Same as the facing on the jacket. I have midnight blue facing on mine and my tailor made a cummerbund and bowtie from the same fabric.

    dan
     


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    I think Matt has recognized that midnight blue actually looks blacker than black does at night.

    I would say a black tie would work if going with a white shirt.
     


  5. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tie always matches lapels. Black grosgrain lapels, for example, mean a black grosgrain tie.

    Blue dinner jackets usually have black lapels. I've only seen one done any other way.
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    Was that other one done with midnight blue facings or something else?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The color, and material should match the facing of the lapels.
     


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    Blue dinner jackets usually have black lapels. I've only seen one done any other way.

    I have four midnight blue dinner jackets (it was a much more popular option in the 40s and 50s and readily available in RTW); only one has black lapels. The others are faced in midnight blue satin, and I have a cummerbund and tie to match.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I think Havana brown grosgain lapels with midnight blue would be very nice.
     


  11. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I wear a black silk faille (to better match the texture of the grosgrain) bowtie with my DJ, which has black grosgrain facings on a midnight blue cloth.

    Have you found a cloth you like?

    --Andre
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I wear a black silk faille (to better match the texture of the grosgrain) bowtie with my DJ, which has black grosgrain facings on a midnight blue cloth.

    Have you found a cloth you like?

    --Andre

    Yes. It is a wool/mohair blend.
     


  13. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was that other one done with midnight blue facings or something else?

    Midnight blue facings. I personally prefer black.
     


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    Like there's a choice???


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    A Y Senior member

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    Yes. It is a wool/mohair blend.

    Nice. Do the Neopolitans make opera pumps? [​IMG]

    --Andre
     


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