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Gorgeous!!! Tuxes look great... almost like a suit! For some reason I was picturing old fashion tux with huge lapels, etc... i def see myself in one of those.

Speaking of SM: https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/vbc---black-tuxedo-8666211730-tuxnt-02-ss22

Looks like Smitty's Ralph Lauren Black Label tuxedo... maybe I can lurk on the ebay to see if I will have any luck there lol

thank you for the suggestions on where to get shirt and accessories!
The RLBL has narrow-ish lapels. You can easily go very wide or even double-breasted. Just, as mentioned above, stick with peak lapels or shawl collar. eBay has lots of vintage tuxes go by.

The S&M tux you linked to looks nice! Slightly wider lapels.
 

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The RLBL has narrow-ish lapels. You can easily go very wide or even double-breasted. Just, as mentioned above, stick with peak lapels or shawl collar. eBay has lots of vintage tuxes go by.

The S&M tux you linked to looks nice! Slightly wider lapels.
Def dont like double breasted look... Def love yours or SM tux.

and yeah, ebay might be a good place for me as I am sure people sell of their tuxes when they dont use them.
Since you shopped off ebay before how is your experience with it? For instance, let's say i do find a tux there, but it was altered for another person.. sleeves, pants, suit itself might be altered too much. Any tips to avoid it? Or should I just go to a tailor and they will be able to fix it? (Unless sleeves are too short :) )
 

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Def dont like double breasted look... Def love yours or SM tux.

and yeah, ebay might be a good place for me as I am sure people sell of their tuxes when they dont use them.
Since you shopped off ebay before how is your experience with it? For instance, let's say i do find a tux there, but it was altered for another person.. sleeves, pants, suit itself might be altered too much. Any tips to avoid it? Or should I just go to a tailor and they will be able to fix it? (Unless sleeves are too short :) )
Always go with a vendor that rates high and posts the exact garment measurements. Measure your favorite suit and compare, Get a tux from a decent maker that you can be reasonably sure will have enough material inside for alterations. I've bought plenty from eBay, just do a little research before committing and you'll likely do fine.
 

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What's centrally located for most folks? U Street? Downtown?
I'm down for anywhere except Northern Virginia. :tongue: No seriously, I'm likely as a Fed to get an early dismissal, so I would be okay with Clarendon, but prefer Metrorail-accessible DC.
 

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I'm down for anywhere except Northern Virginia. :tongue: No seriously, I'm likely as a Fed to get an early dismissal, so I would be okay with Clarendon, but prefer Metrorail-accessible DC.
I took the day off to make a four day weekend so can met anywhere. DC probably better for most. It will be hot but no worries. Beer is the ultimate cooler.
 

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Always go with a vendor that rates high and posts the exact garment measurements. Measure your favorite suit and compare, Get a tux from a decent maker that you can be reasonably sure will have enough material inside for alterations. I've bought plenty from eBay, just do a little research before committing and you'll likely do fine.
did a quick search and not much luck... no rush. worst case SM tux that I posted looked great and affordable
 

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or Suit Supply... Even better located in Tyson and I can just get everything in one stop. Gas is expensive :)

There's one on M Street in Georgetown as well I think.
 

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or Suit Supply... Even better located in Tyson and I can just get everything in one stop. Gas is expensive :)

That suit supply jacket looks like a grosgrain lapel not satin, so your tie and cummerbund should also be grosgrain.
 

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I took the day off to make a four day weekend so can met anywhere. DC probably better for most. It will be hot but no worries. Beer is the ultimate cooler.
I have the day off as well.

I'd prefer DC to NoVA however I'll go anywhere I can access reasonably using the Metro.
 

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The first rooftop bar that came to mind was The Brixton (U Street), site of a SF meetup many years ago:


Feel free to propose other locations.
 

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The first rooftop bar that came to mind was The Brixton (U Street), site of a SF meetup many years ago:


Feel free to propose other locations.
That's fine by me!
 

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