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Midnight Blue Dinner Jacket: Whither the Bow Tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by J. Cogburn, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    Today I commssioned a double breasted, midnight blue barathea, 12 oz. dinner jacket from Lesser's formal wear book. Turns out that my tailor - William Field - tells me that the the corded silk lapel facing I want is only produced in black these days, so black it shall have to be.

    My question; what should I do with regards to the bow tie? Should it be black gosgrain (matching the lapel facing) or midnight blue (matching the coat)? My instinct is "black," but I'm sure there is a rule out there somewhere that provides the answer.

    Thoughts?
     


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  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    FYI if you happen to be looking for a sized black grograin bow, Budd carries them.
     


  4. Wolfador

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    This ^^ :nodding:
     


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