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Wedding Tuxedo Help

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Khal80, May 27, 2013.

  1. katabatic

    katabatic Senior member

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    I agree that the buttoning point is a little high, as it is on most of Suitsupply's models. And for the width of the lapels, I would prefer a slightly lower gorge. However, it's very difficult to get closer to a spot-on classic peak-lapel tuxedo in off-the-rack, especially for under $500.
     
  2. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Depending where you live, and if there is some variety around, you should look in vintage clothing stores. I found a classic, peak lapel, one button, dinner suit for under $200, 75% wool, 24% mohair. Needs some slight alterations, but is the correct size.
     
  3. Khal80

    Khal80 Active Member

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    so no tie i guess, ha

    after some research, i think i will go with a slimmer bowtie
     
  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    :teach:
     
  5. Khal80

    Khal80 Active Member

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    Tried on the JAB tux

    was impressed by the price but had flap pockets and didnt seem to be made with great material....it was selling for 200

    still think im going to end up with SS unless the jcrew one goes on sale
     
  6. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    JAB does have a tuxedo that is peak lapel, signle button, jetted pockets and grosgrain-faced lapels. It typically sells for $300-350 and is probably a step up from the one you were looking at. This is the model: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101786
    Don't pay the list price for it (currently $900). It will probably be on sale in a week for $299. Alternatively, you can ask the sales associate for a discount. For non-sale items, they will almost always give you a decent one.
     
  7. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    "Groze-grain"? :facepalm:
     
  8. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Never seen vertical grosgrain like that which is on suit supply's.
     
  9. dieselman89

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    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:Looks fine to me. Maybe you are just used to seeing super-skinny notch lapels? The vertical grosgrain seems strange, but I can't say its wrong.
     
  11. katabatic

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    The width of that lapel is excellent, in my opinion. Skinny lapels don't look good on any dinner jacket, to my eye. The button stance, on the other hand, is too high...
     
  12. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    I was in a black tie wedding and our tuxes were done by Cesar Renuan (friend of the groom). Price was well under the $700 and the fit and styling were perfect!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    I don't see any tuxedos in that picture! :D
     
  14. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    haha its there, just have to look harder
     
  15. deadAngle

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    The peak lapel on the SuitSupply tuxedo would be much improved if the gorge was less comically high.

    Great width, terrible location. The peaks should point directly at the shoulders for maximum effectiveness.
     
  16. dieselman89

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    I've done online 3x and have been burned every time. The quality for one was no up to my standards, another did not measure properly and refused to refund the money, and the third was just bad. I prefer to buy something local.
     
  17. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    I have had a couple bad experiences as well. Prefer getting anything custom from someone local, more accountability
     
  18. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    +1. Accountability is the key word.
     
  19. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    I like the DJ, I just have no idea how he managed to get it on over that four in hand tie; my DJ revolts when I try this.
     
  20. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    Grooms request... not too happy about it... it worked well enough tho [​IMG]
     

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