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Waistcoat for midnight blue tux

mntEden

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I'm saving up now for a new tux and the appropriate peripherals (shirt, shoes, etc.) For a black tie event coming up. Ideally I'd want to wear a midnight blue shawl collar tux with a black bowtie, but I'm conflicted about the waistcoat. I'm not sure whether to get a black one to match the facings or a midnight blue one to match the pants/jacket. Would it look odd if I had to take the jacket off and have a black waistcoat with blue pants? I've never owned a tux before so I want to make the right purchase. Any advice?
 

mensimageconsultant

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It would look odd to take the jacket off at the event. Don't worry about black vs. midnight blue.
 

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The likelihood of correctly matching an odd waistcoat is slim, you'd be better off keeping your jacket on and if you must get a waist covering get a cummerbund instead of a waistcoat.
 

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