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Midnight blue dinner jacket, what color bow tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks. In satin? Seems like something smooth is in order.

    Mariano refuses to trim my midnight blue dinner suit with black grosgrain. He says that's what singers wear. I'm sad because I thought the contrast would be cool.

    Black grosgrain.
     
  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Black grosgrain.

    Is that why they call it black tie?


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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black grosgrain.

    Is that why they call it black tie?

    Won't black grosgrain clash with the midnight blue grosgrain trim on the jacket?
     
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    videocrew Senior member

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    Won't black grosgrain clash with the midnight blue grosgrain trim on the jacket?
    I'd think it would. I think you can mix color AND texture here, but not color OR texture. So if you're doing blue grosgrain, I'd do blue grosgrain or black satin. I think their is a little danger of looking like Air Force mess dress if you do that much blue though.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Won't black grosgrain clash with the midnight blue grosgrain trim on the jacket?

    Yes, but that is part of the charm.

    Eschew the colored bow for public events.


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  6. chas

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    none more BLACK
     
  7. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    Thanks. In satin? Seems like something smooth is in order.

    Mariano refuses to trim my midnight blue dinner suit with black grosgrain. He says that's what singers wear. I'm sad because I thought the contrast would be cool.


    Tell him it is for karaoke parties.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    none more BLACK

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  9. fabrics

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    I am interested in midnight blue DJ as well.

    As I live in Asia, I think I should stick to sub-11 oz weight.

    I am considering H.Lessor /Smith / Harrisons fabrics.

    Would you please inform me the precise product numbers/pattern numbers of those midnight blue fabrics which are good for DJ. I ask for this precise information so that I will not select the WRONG fabric from the bunch.

    Cheers,
     
  10. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    Like there's a choice???


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    What? I don't see a cummerb...oh, there it is.
     
  11. DCPHIL

    DCPHIL Senior member

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    Black. Especially if lapel is black, which is usually case with midnight blue tux's. BTW: I love a simple midnight blue tux. It reflects personal confidence, style and elegance. It's a plus not to look like everyone else imo.
     
  12. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    Black. Turnbull & Asser makes nice sized ones
     
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    This is a reincarnating zombie thread. It's died what, 2 or 3 times, only to be revived by SF magic!
     
  14. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    I like the midnight blue jacket w/ midnight blue lapels and the tie to be made of the same material of the lapels - not black. they will all look black in artifical light
     
  15. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I wonder if Matt made up his mind yet?
     
  16. Sebastian

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    Ok, as the thread is already resurrected, I can post my question here, instead of opening a new one:

    I recently bought a midnight blue velvet smoking jacket and now I am nor sure if the black tux pants, I planned to wear with it, are appropriate.

    Of course I wouldn't hesitate to wear them with every other colored smoking jacket. But the matching of black and midnight blue seems strange to my eye. (although it was mentioned in this thread, that most midnight blue dinner suits have black facings...)

    What do you guys think? Should I go for midnight blue pants instead or would this be too matchy? One part of the velvet smoking jacket look is the fact, that you don't match jacket and pants, right?
     
  17. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    I recently bought a midnight blue velvet smoking jacket and now I am nor sure if the black tux pants, I planned to wear with it, are appropriate.

    Of course I wouldn't hesitate to wear them with every other colored smoking jacket. But the matching of black and midnight blue seems strange to my eye. (although it was mentioned in this thread, that most midnight blue dinner suits have black facings...)

    What do you guys think? Should I go for midnight blue pants instead or would this be too matchy? One part of the velvet smoking jacket look is the fact, that you don't match jacket and pants, right?


    Are you planning to wear the smoking jacket as a smoking jacket or as a substitute dinner/tuxedo jacket?
     
  18. in fits of print

    in fits of print Well-Known Member

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    Ok, as the thread is already resurrected, I can post my question here, instead of opening a new one:

    I recently bought a midnight blue velvet smoking jacket and now I am nor sure if the black tux pants, I planned to wear with it, are appropriate.

    Of course I wouldn't hesitate to wear them with every other colored smoking jacket. But the matching of black and midnight blue seems strange to my eye. (although it was mentioned in this thread, that most midnight blue dinner suits have black facings...)

    What do you guys think? Should I go for midnight blue pants instead or would this be too matchy? One part of the velvet smoking jacket look is the fact, that you don't match jacket and pants, right?


    The smoking jacket is, theoretically, what you're putting on before or after you wear your "real" tuxedo jacket, so there's no reason it should match your pants. I don't think midnight blue pants would be too "matchy", since they'll look black, but if you've got a black tuxedo definitely wear the pants from those.
     
  19. Dburr

    Dburr Senior member

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    What? I don't see a cummerb...oh, there it is.
    This is worse that a tie and PS of the same fabric.
     
  20. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    Isn't it obvious? if not blue tie nothing else really.
     

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