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Midnight Blue Tuxedo -- What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kabert, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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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?
     


  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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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.
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Reserved for the sartorial elite.
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    Jovan Banned for Good

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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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    Soph Senior member

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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![​IMG]

    ---"Flu" Soph-back to bed
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Mine is slightly lighter than midnight with matching grosgrain facings.
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.

    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.
     


  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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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  13. Soph

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    I have one. It's great.
     


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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?

    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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