So I'm going to a ball - tuxedo advice

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Waistcoat, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Waistcoat

    Waistcoat Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, so I finally have a reason to get all dressed up with the mrs for the office ball which has been specified as black tie. I'm planning on possibly getting one tailored; single breasted with peak lapel. What are everyone's recommendations on shirt and collar? I'm not a fan of cumberbunds, I was thinking of a waistcoat, possibly in white. Finally, what is the standard for shoes these days? Patent/high shine leather or regular oxfords?
    Thanks guys.
     


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    adagio Senior member

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    Single breasted, peak lapel (or shawl), plain front shirt with turndown collar, bow tie that matches the facings of the lapel, black waistcoat, patent oxfords.
     


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    Waistcoat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a bunch to both of you for the advice, that site is great!
     


  5. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    Single breasted, peak lapel (or shawl), plain front shirt with turndown collar, bow tie that matches the facings of the lapel, black waistcoat, patent oxfords.

    +1. Get the waistcoat (3 or 4-button low-cut) to match the fabric of the suit. Get the dinner suit in midnight blue instead of black. It looks deeper than black. But get the lapels in black grosgrain.
     


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    you should do a back-less entry
     


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