Tuxedo in London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oligarch, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Oligarch

    Oligarch Senior member

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    Been invited to a wedding, and am finally going to have to take the plunge and buy a tux.

    The wedding's in NY in 2 weeks, but I'm in London until then, so was wondering where I'd have the best luck finding a tuxedo here for under US$800.

    Any suggestions as to where one should look? Any worthwhile MTM options in that price range?
     
  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    You won't be able to get MTM done in two weeks.

    Do you want conservative or fashion forward?
     
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    Oligarch Senior member

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    Yeah, thought 2 weeks would be ambitious. I'd like something classic/conservative.
     
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    I was going to suggest TM Lewin for a decent cheap option with pretty classical styling, but they don't seem to have a dj on their website any more. It might be worth popping into one of their shops if you happen to pass one though.
     
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    Posters are right - MTM is completely out of the question given your timeframe and your budget.

    I had one helluva tuxedo search several months ago. Best solutions were found via eHaberdasher (www.ehaberdasher.com).

    I bought both the Benajmin Sartorial Tuxedo and a RLPL - two completely different price points, as one was literally 1/2 the price of the other.

    Ended up keeping the RLPL because it was damn beautiful, but I must say that the Benjamin Sartorial was pretty damn good, especially for the money. It had just about everything I wanted in a tuxedo: 1B, peak lapel, tasteful dual vents, plain front pant, full canvas construction, etc.

    Consider it
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    And here's mine in action
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    Macallan Senior member

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    Have a look at Gieves, Hackett, etc with the sales, you may find something for £500 or under. Another option is Marks & Spencers, who at full retail, are within your budget.
     
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    Can't comment on quality, but Charles Tyrwhitt has a peak lapel dinner acket and matching trousers ringing in at under 300 pounds. You can probably walk out with basic alterations and a shirt, cummerbund, and bow tie the same day...

    K
     
  8. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    You might find something vintage and ex bespoke at Old Hat, give them a call first though.
     
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    M&S is a great shout.

    If you look good in a slim cut I would definitely look out for this one:

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autog...ingle%20Button

    I bought it before the sale. If you can find your size at those prices it's insanely good.


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  11. Sanguis Mortuum

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    I don't understand the M&S hate. It's not high quality, but for the price I think they're stuff is pretty damn good value.

    When the OPs budget is up to $800 though he can certainly do better.
     
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    I don't understand the M&S hate. It's not high quality, but for the price I think they're stuff is pretty damn good value.

    I know nothing about the label, but that tux looks like shit.

    You said it though:

    When the OPs budget is up to $800 though he can certainly do better
     
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    I know nothing about the label, but that tux looks like shit. You said it though:
    Thanks for your insightful assessment. Especially the teenage emoticon. Could I trouble you to ask what specifically about it looks, ahem, 'shit'?
     
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    Low armholes, terrible looking vents, baggy sleeves, ugly machined pick stitching on the lapels, and crappy looking fabric that bunches at the seams.
     
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    Low armholes, terrible looking vents, baggy sleeves, ugly machined pick stitching on the lapels, and crappy looking fabric that bunches at the seams.
    Ha. All this from one full length picture of one individual? You must be some kind of sartorial genius. Or maybe not.
     

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