- Dec 3, 2008
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@iurvox That is... surprising, to say the least, that your tailor either didn't ask you about the button configuration or just put two on your jacket by default. The thing is, though, I doubt even one person (other than you) noticed. I would wager that if you asked ten people what "makes" a tuxedo, nine would say something like "a black suit and a bowtie." The vast majority of people don't know or care about the "rules" associated with them (one button, no vents, stripe on the pants, etc.). Hell, half the people at black tie events now wear a necktie instead of a bowtie anyway.
Agreed, but make damn sure that it's okay if you're in a wedding party. The last thing you want is a Bridezilla or the groom's stressed-out mother throwing a tantrum because you "tried to upstage" the groom/bride/wedding party/priest/shaman/in-laws/whatever.I love the midnight blue/shawl look, but a black tux is slightly more "standard" in the sense its more likely that a wedding party that requires a black tux as opposed to a midnight blue tux. If you know that you're weddings don't care either way, i say go for the midnight blue and get something relatively unique.
This. There's a reason the usual advice is, well, the usual when people ask about staples and the first building blocks to a classic men's wardrobe. If asking about business suits, you will be advised to get charcoal and solid navy, at a minimum, before branching out to more interesting stripes, windowpanes, etc. The same goes with this first tuxedo. You can't go wrong with black, and it will always be appropriate, regardless of how conservative the venue or event is.Black covers everything. Make that your first.