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My first tuxedo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IBJanky, May 26, 2011.

  1. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    My sister's wedding is coming up in a couple of weeks. I am going to be part of the wedding ceremony and I was told a month prior the wedding that I needed to wear a tuxedo. Never owned one, and I'm really opposed to renting, so I went out and bought one.

    This is what I ended up with after some tailoring [​IMG]

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    And a couple of James Bond poses for good measure [​IMG]

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    So how'd I do? You guys think I'm ready to rock some bridesmaids at the wedding? [​IMG]

    myke
     
  2. Mac

    Mac Senior member

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    A few things I'd change, but overall, fantastic. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    So how'd I do?
    It seems you're already sufficiently full of yourself, so I don't really need to answer that, do I? The details you all got right, no single fault there; the cut is ridiculously tight imo (especially the interplay of shirt and suit cuff), but that seems to be your general preference. edit: wait! loose the watch.
     
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  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    jacket sleeves are WAY too tight for my taste Myke.
     
  6. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    jacket sleeves are WAY too tight for my taste Myke.

    It's all preference, but I think with my frame, I pull it off well.

    myke
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dig the skinny lapels, M. Good swagger too. You look like you have fun wearing your clothes.
     
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    whats up with the gap at the heel, shoes look 2 sizes too big [​IMG]
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    It's all preference, but I think with my frame, I pull it off well.

    myke

    obviously works better with your thin frame, but it seems like there is some wrinkling due to the french cuff shirts preventing the jacket sleeves from sitting at full extension.
     
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    Looks great dude!
     
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    Sleeves are too tight...looks like they don't fit you IMHO...
    Gives the impression that you borrowed the suit from a skinnier guy....
    Overall fit is great though....only the vents detract from the whole....
    Good job overall [​IMG]
     
  12. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Overall very good.

    A tuxedo shirt should only have three stud holes. Your cummerbund looks quite low as well; it can be barely be seen when the jacket is buttoned. So if you lift the cummerbund up it would cover up that last stud hole.
     
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    You look comfortable in it.

    Ace.
     
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    obviously works better with your thin frame, but it seems like there is some wrinkling due to the french cuff shirts preventing the jacket sleeves from sitting at full extension.

    in this case would it be more acceptable/more aesthetically pleasing to wear barrel cuffs?


    also how many buttons should there be on the jacket sleeve- 1, 4?
     
  15. Mac

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    No, always French cuffs or single cuffs with black tie, never barrel cuffs—way too informal.

    Four buttons is the norm on a dinner suit and lounge suit.
     
  16. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think one button sleeve is also acceptable, perhaps even better as it echos the single button on the body. That's how mine is.
     
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    pvrhye Senior member

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    Looks good save that it's bursting at the seams. Never seen wholecuts with formalwear, but I like the look.
     
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    Kudos on the cummerbund. Nice detail a lot of guys seem to stray away from these days.

    Aside from it appearing a bit too tight to me I will say that the vents also seem to be flaring out. As someone who doesn't wear a tux with any vents I might be alone here, but might be a bit tight in the back.
     
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    Interesting how acceptable cummerbunds are. Aren't they the self-tie bowties of the sash world?
     

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