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Trim fit Tuxedo?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sehender1, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. sehender1

    sehender1 Active Member

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    Am mulling an indulgence purchase.
    I already have two tuxedos, a Polo and a Hart Schaffner Marx that I just bought a year ago. One is shawl collared, the other notched. Both are standard fit. Very nice - love them.

    But I'm thinking of a third - a trim fit Versace I've found at Nordstrom.
    Pluses include the fit (which is like most of the suits I wear; I prefer that slim silhouette) and the lapels, which are peak.

    This isn't about need, obviously. If I bought it, I'd just be splurging.

    But I'm wondering what people think of Tuxes with this cut. Some others I've seen seem faddish, but this one looks a little more classic retro - something that could have more longevity.

    Here's the link to the tux..
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/versace...extualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0
     
  2. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    I'm no expert, but two buttons? Not as cool as a single button. Also, the cloth looks kinda gross, and is a poly-blend.

    I'd want an utterly incredible wardrobe before I bought a third tux, too.
     
  3. sehender1

    sehender1 Active Member

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    Yah - i noticed the two buttons; my others have one..
    And the cloth does look weird.. didn't notice the poly-blend - thanks for pointing that out..

    But now I've got my mind stuck on a trim fit tux!! ha!
     
  4. tgt465

    tgt465 Senior member

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    Take a tuxedo you already own to a competent tailor and he can make it trim fit.
     
  5. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    sorry but what are you doing walking around with two tuxes? do you really need a third one? unless black tie affairs are a regular affair for you, you're better off sending that one tux to the tailor to get it perfectly fitted then have 3 tuxes lying around. just by two cents
     
  6. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Two buttons? Side vents? Pocket flaps? Next...

    "Indulging" on a tuxedo is about as backwards as it gets. Maybe I missed something. How frequently do you wear tuxedos?
     
  7. yeats

    yeats New Member

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    I personally have worn a tux about 3 times only, in the last 3 or 4 years. Unless your work calls for it, indulging in tuxedos wouldn't be too wise. for suits that's a different matter..
     
  8. Roger Everett

    Roger Everett Senior member

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    Aside from the 2- button , Polyester/ Wool/ Elastane blend, already mentioned, did anyone notice that the pants have belt loops ---BELT LOOPS on tux pants ???
     
  9. 17 Seconds

    17 Seconds Well-Known Member

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    The nerve! Someone forward this thread to Nordstrom, STAT!
     
  10. Mycroft11Zero

    Mycroft11Zero Member

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    This tux looks the hell like a suit to me if it doesnt have that shiny lapel.
     

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