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Midnight Blue Tuxedo -- What Do You Think?

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

  1. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I personally would have one with matching satin facings, myself. I tend to like smooth things better for semi-formal and for everything to be coordinated. The exception is that DB dinner suit in grey with black facings I saw on The Sartorialist's page (why did he remove the link to here btw?) a while back. It was very eye catching yet had a sort of classic feel to it. I can't explain how.
     


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    DGP Senior member

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    Anyone think of that old movie with Steve Martin, "Father of the Bride" when reading this thread?
     


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  6. mr. magoo

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    FWIW, I had one made in midnight blue.

    On the, maybe, one dozen occasions I have had the chance to wear it, the color is sometimes is noticed but typically not. Usually it's pretty subtle -- i.e., people can tell something's a little "off" about it. If you want to be noticed, get a red or green velvet smoking jacket.

    Since I had it made, I had double back vents put in it, which is not "proper", as I'm sure everyone here knows. But I dislike un-vented jackets and thought it would appear more dashing. I'm not so sure the effect came off.

    I like the Kiton quite a lot.
     


  7. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    What do you guys think about this one?
    I am considering seriously to buy it

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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Kind of odd, but I like it. If not for the square quarter I'd think it was a converted SB.
     


  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    What do you guys think about this one?
    The lapels at too narrow for my taste, and let's just say that the button stance is interesting.
     


  10. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    It looks way too light for midnight blue, but then, it's always hard to judge colors accurately in a digital pic.
     


  11. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Soph, take a couple aspirin and walk it off.


    Yeah Soph, be a man!

    When and if I have a tuxedo made, it will be midnight navy DB, peak lapels, etc. I'll probably get black facings, since I'm not sure it would be easy to find a bowtie to match midnight blue facings. Of course, I'm 46, so I probably qualify as an "older gentleman".
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Agree with the naysayers: color too light, lapels too narrow. Add to that: don't like the button stance and there appears to be more shoulder than necessary.

    To see midnight blue in its true glorious glory, check out the Lesser and Smith formal books. That's what midnight shoud be, in my opinion. Lesser on only has 12 and 14 ounce (seriously impractical for anything but a drafty country house) but Smith goes down to 9.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Here is mine. Midnight blue, black grosgrain lapels. [​IMG]
     


  14. Tomasso

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    Love the lapels, Z.
     


  15. texas_jack

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    What do you guys think about this one?
    I am considering seriously to buy it

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    Looks like it's from Star Trek.
     


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