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Tuxedo Jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by callen, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Thanks for everyones help.

    I am working a bit on a budget, so I think I am going to stick with the Park Ave's but just have them shined to a high shine. I had to get a shirt custom made becasue off the rack shirts do not fit me well at all. I am 6'2" and about 155 lbs. Shirts never fit both my shoulders and then my narrow chest.

    My tailor recommended closing the vent on the jacket while he was tapering it. I have fortunately found a good tailor here in Atlanta that is not rediculously priced. I am going to go ahead and have him close the single vent.

    I think I am going to stick with the hand tied bow tie and cumberbun. I have never been a vest guy plus they always end up looking too big on me.



    Sounds perfect, wear it all in good health.

    Additional kudos for recognizing what looks good on you as opposed to just what you want to wear.
     
  2. callen

    callen Well-Known Member

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    After the wedding I will post a link to the pictures. I am aiming for something very simple and classic. That way the pictures will hold up.
     
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    callen Well-Known Member

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    For the shirt I was thinking just the regular buttons, but with my sterling silver cuff links that my fiancee gave me for a birthday. Would this be acceptable or should I go with black silk knots for the cuffs? I appreciate everyones insight.

    -craig
     
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    TCN Senior member

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    I am going with a plain white linen pocket square which of the below folds would be best?

    http://www.mulberrywood.com/howtofol...quarefolds.htm

    btw: this is a good link for a novice. thanks


    TV fold is my fave for black tie ("flat" fold on that website).
     
  6. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I'd go with the plain square fold, like Sean Connery.

    As for cuffs, always go with double (French) for formal wear. I recommend either a stud set or some plain oval or circular cuff links. To me, it's a matter of personal preference if you want studs or buttons showing - just make sure the buttons look good, though.
     
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    Thanks for everyones help.

    I am working a bit on a budget, so I think I am going to stick with the Park Ave's but just have them shined to a high shine. I had to get a shirt custom made becasue off the rack shirts do not fit me well at all. I am 6'2" and about 155 lbs. Shirts never fit both my shoulders and then my narrow chest.

    My tailor recommended closing the vent on the jacket while he was tapering it. I have fortunately found a good tailor here in Atlanta that is not rediculously priced. I am going to go ahead and have him close the single vent.

    I think I am going to stick with the hand tied bow tie and cumberbun. I have never been a vest guy plus they always end up looking too big on me.


    If there is one thing about weddings that I've learned over the years, it's that the wedding is just a party. Period. It makes absolutely no sense to spend gobs of money you don't have and drive yourself and your significant other (1.) into near bankruptcy and (2.) insane in order to have that "perfect" wedding. "Perfect" only exists in fairy tales (and not even in too many of those, either). Stick with what you have, don't get too worked up over the details, and

    RELAX....

    Have fun, enjoy your wedding, and remember it for the good time it was. Way too many of my friends look back on their weddings and cringe because of all the stress involved in making the day "perfect," which is a self-defeating ordeal.

    As to your shoes, they'll be fine. Just get yourself a can of parade wax (both Lincoln and Kiwi make them) and use that. It has silicone in it, which increases the shine. Some say it isn't good for leather, and this may be true, but using it once in a great while for black tie won't do any damage. Now, enjoy, and congratulations!
     

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