• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • UNIFORM LA Japanese BDU Camo Cargo Pants Drop, going on right now.

    Uniform LA's Japanese BDU Camo Cargo Pants are now live. These cargos are based off vintage US Army BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) cargos. They're made of a premium 13.5-ounce Japanese twill that has been sulfur dyed for a vintage look. Every detail has been carried over from the inspiration and elevated. Available in two colorways, tundra and woodland. Please find them here

    Good luck!.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

DorianGreen

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2022
Messages
5,046
Reaction score
6,709
Screenshot (1447).png
Screenshot (1448).png
 

blewnote1

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2021
Messages
410
Reaction score
906
Took my daughter to the daughter's choice dance at school, was a little warm for the matching dinner jacket so I wore my off white linen double breasted jacket. Not quite as correct as one with white buttons or jetted pockets, but I had fun with it anyway. It makes me want to get one with the proper details if I find one though for sure.

serious.jpg
silly.jpg
IMG_3701.jpg
 

Andy57

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2014
Messages
4,890
Reaction score
16,226
Absolutely Smashing!
Who made the shirt? (Also, was it bespoke, MTM, or off the peg?j
Thank you! This shirt was made by Budd and is bespoke. It's a heavy silk in ivory.
 

cedarlake23

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2017
Messages
78
Reaction score
71
Hi all,

I was able to find a vintage tuxedo in excellent condition and it's currently at the tailor. It's a black barathea fabric made of (I assume) wool/mohair and is traditionally styled - shawl lapel, jetted pockets, one button, no vents, no belt loops on the trousers, etc.

I now need to get a shirt, bow tie, and cummerbund. I have two questions for those: First, I want to stay traditional but am drawn to the simpler look of a covered placket shirt. Is that a faux pas? I know I can/should do what I want but would like to have a classic look. On the same note, for the bow tie and cummerbund, should I stick with satin since that's the lapel fabric? Or can I go faille and be OK? I haven't worn a bow tie before, so any advice on sizing compared to the lapel width, etc. would be appreciated, too.

Thanks!
 

Mute

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2004
Messages
1,211
Reaction score
137
Hi all,

I was able to find a vintage tuxedo in excellent condition and it's currently at the tailor. It's a black barathea fabric made of (I assume) wool/mohair and is traditionally styled - shawl lapel, jetted pockets, one button, no vents, no belt loops on the trousers, etc.

I now need to get a shirt, bow tie, and cummerbund. I have two questions for those: First, I want to stay traditional but am drawn to the simpler look of a covered placket shirt. Is that a faux pas? I know I can/should do what I want but would like to have a classic look. On the same note, for the bow tie and cummerbund, should I stick with satin since that's the lapel fabric? Or can I go faille and be OK? I haven't worn a bow tie before, so any advice on sizing compared to the lapel width, etc. would be appreciated, too.

Thanks!
There's no hard rule against covered placket, though I personally prefer seeing the studs. Best practice for the tie and cumberbund is to match the fabric of your lapels. Sizing is more a matter of preference though too small or large could look less than idea. You'll have to experiment a bit to find what you like.
 

Featured Sponsor

Do You Have a Signature Fragrance?

  • Yes, I have a signature fragrance I wear every day

  • Yes, I have a signature fragrance but I don't wear it daily

  • No, I have several fragrances and rotate through them

  • I don't wear fragrance


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
508,688
Messages
10,604,085
Members
224,701
Latest member
latinphrases33
Top