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Midnight Blue Tuxedo -- What Do You Think?

kabert

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These are rare, and usually seem to be worn by older men (i.e., 55+). What do you think. If they are otherwise classic -- peak lapels in black grosgrain, etc. -- are they less formal than black?
 

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I don't see how they'd be less formal. The blue is very subtle. I personally think they look great.
 

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Reserved for the sartorial elite.
 

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Midnight is considered to be classic for formal attire except for white tie. Has more depth than black. I make around 8 out of 10 tuxedos in midnight rather than black for clients.
 

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Interesting. Is this on recommendation/suggestion from you or do they decide it all their own? I didn't know you were a tailor.
 

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Interesting, I've seen Senor Despos work on a midnight blue (looks black as night, as black can appear greenish) with black 'trimmings'- definitley says "bespoke" "custom" and/or I really know what I'm doing. It was a masterpiece! Bellissimo!


---"Flu" Soph-back to bed
 

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Mine is slightly lighter than midnight with matching grosgrain facings.
 

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Originally Posted by Jovan
Interesting. Is this on recommendation/suggestion from you or do they decide it all their own? I didn't know you were a tailor.

Both.

Guilty... I'm a tailor

The tux soph saw was a wool and mohair barathea cloth. came out nice.

Soph, take a couple aspirin and walk it off.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
Both.

Guilty... I'm a tailor

The tux soph saw was a wool and mohair barathea cloth. came out nice.

Soph, take a couple aspirin and walk it off.

Mine is also a Mohair and Wool blend but it is more of a plain weave. I like mohair for formalwear. Actually, I like mohair a lot in general but it is not easy to wear except for formalwear.
 

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I like it a lot, too, especially for shawl collar renditions.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Mine is also a Mohair and Wool blend but it is more of a plain weave. I like mohair for formalwear. Actually, I like mohair a lot in general but it is not easy to wear except for formalwear.

I usually have one or two mohair suits in my closet. My favorite is a dark dark brown, almost black DB. I am making a grey stripe at the moment. For me, they are easier to wear if they have less sheen.
I love the crisp look and the body the cloth has.
 

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Originally Posted by kabert
These are rare, and usually seem to be worn by older men (i.e., 55+). What do you think. If they are otherwise classic -- peak lapels in black grosgrain, etc. -- are they less formal than black?

Then, it's the "older men" who have good taste. If you have one (a midnight blue tux), you've hit the sartorial jackpot!
 

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