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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

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What's the styleforum consensus on best value for a tux?
 

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going to a wedding in Switzerland this summer, at the Hotel Villa Honegg for one of my best friends from college. Obviously it’s black tie, and I was wondering since it’ll be still middle to end of summer, would a white shawl collar double breasted dinner jacket be okay? Otherwise will just go standard black. I’ve always loved the look of the DB shawl ivory jacket with the large red carnation. Thanks for the advice friends.
 
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What's the styleforum consensus on best value for a tux?

I think figuring out your size in a RTW SuitSupply or Spier and Mackay tux model that you like and then figuring out the necessary MTM tweaks from there and finishing with post production alterations would be my recommendation for a well fitting, classic tux at an affordable price level.

You could likely get a well fitting tux via that process for around $1K plus alteration costs
 

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I think figuring out your size in a RTW SuitSupply or Spier and Mackay tux model that you like and then figuring out the necessary MTM tweaks from there and finishing with post production alterations would be my recommendation for a well fitting, classic tux at an affordable price level.

You could likely get a well fitting tux via that process for around $1K plus alteration costs

Seems like Martin Greenfield is $1300. I haven't used suitsupply, but I haven't had good luck with S&M sizing. Maybe suits would be different.
 

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going to a wedding in Switzerland this summer, at the Hotel Villa Honegg for one of my best friends from college. Obviously it’s black tie, and I was wondering since it’ll be still middle to end of summer, would a white shale collar double breasted dinner jacket be okay? Otherwise will just go standard black. I’ve always loved the look of the DB shawl ivory jacket with the large red carnation. Thanks for the advice friends.
100%, a white DJ will be appropriate.
 

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going to a wedding in Switzerland this summer, at the Hotel Villa Honegg for one of my best friends from college. Obviously it’s black tie, and I was wondering since it’ll be still middle to end of summer, would a white shawl collar double breasted dinner jacket be okay? Otherwise will just go standard black. I’ve always loved the look of the DB shawl ivory jacket with the large red carnation. Thanks for the advice friends.
DO IT.
 

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A dinner jacket by Sciamat.

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