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What kind of shirt with tuxedo?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by odoreater, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I'm tyring to put together my outfit for my wedding and am wondering what kind of tuxedo shirt I should go with. Here are my criteria: I want to look classic, but not stodgy. I want to be a bit on the conservative side, but I don't want to look like a waiter

    I have a 1 button peak lapel tux. I'm planning on wearing a black bow tie. I don't think I'm going to wear a vest or a cumberbund, but I am planning on wearing some suspenders.

    I guess the choices for shirts are:

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    Bib front.

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    Pleated front.

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    Plain front.

    There's also the choice of regular spread collar or wing collar. Damn, too many choices.

    Maybe there are others I'm missing.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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    horndog Senior member

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    I'm a big fan of the hidden button plain front tux shirt ala the Kiton pic. Someone might call you out on stealing the look from Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, but that might not be such a bad thing. I think he looked great. The SB 1 button peak lapel and black bow tie is conservative enough. I don't think anyone will think you're being too edgy by losing the cummerbund and wing collar.
     
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    lakewolf Senior member

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    70's !, worn by James Bond
     
  5. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Pique bib with medium-spread (~80deg) collar. Regular stud front.
     
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    Leslierc Senior member

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    I'm a big fan of the hidden button plain front tux shirt ala the Kiton pic. Someone might call you out on stealing the look from Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, but that might not be such a bad thing. I think he looked great. The SB 1 button peak lapel and black bow tie is conservative enough. I don't think anyone will think you're being too edgy by losing the cummerbund and wing collar.

    The style of the Kiton (spread collar/plain front) would be my choice as well. I also recommend wearing a cummerbund.
     
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    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I like the Kiton above.
     
  8. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    I like the Kiton above.

    Is it, err... hand-made ? [​IMG]
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One button peak looks nice with a wing collar. Why not check BB, which stocks a classic version these days, and see if they have your size?

    Otherwise, I would get a marcella shirt.
     
  10. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    One button peak looks nice with a wing collar.

    Though this style is arguably most appropriate for full dress, I agree wholeheartedly that as the most formal option for evening dress, it is perfectly elegant with dinner clothes as well - especially for such a festive occasion.

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    SuitingStyle Senior member

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    why not just get the Kiton plain front and wear suspenders, the James Bond style
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On second thought, the wing collar shirt really needs a vest. So if you intend to skip the vest, get a turndown collar shirt.
     
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    Otherwise, I would get a marcella shirt.
    A search on marcella says it's a turndown collar shirt with pique bib, collar, and cuffs. I thought only the bib was pique. Seeing as how I just ordered a new pique-bibbed formal shirt last week, should I call and have them make the collar and cuffs pique, too?
     
  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A search on marcella says it's a turndown collar shirt with pique bib, collar, and cuffs. I thought only the bib was pique. Seeing as how I just ordered a new pique-bibbed formal shirt last week, should I call and have them make the collar and cuffs pique, too?

    If there is still time, hell yes. Nice choice, BTW.
     
  15. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    I don't think I'm going to wear a vest or a cumberbund,

    I too just noticed this detail. I was mortified. Positively mortified.

    But I feel better now after a shot of single malt scotch and a lie down.

    Please don't tell me that you are going to wear it in broad daylight.
     
  16. odoreater

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    Haha, good old Sator - never disappoints.

    I like the hidden button plain front shirt because it means I won't have to wear studs. But, I also like the "fanciness" (for lack of a better term) of the pleated front shirt. I'm not sure if a plain white shirt with hidden buttons is festive enough. It works for playing poker and killing bad guys, but I'm not sure if it works for a wedding.
     
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    I personally like studs. I also like vests though. Personally, I would wear a vest.

    Jon.
     
  18. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    What kind of vest?
     
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    Odor, this is YOUR wedding? I respectfully suggest you attire yourself accordingly, so that in 20 years when you look back at the pictures, you have no regrets.

    Classic styles will always remain classic.

    With the Peak lapel, a winged-collar shirt like the Golden Fleece version at BB website is most correct.

    Please wear either a cummerbund or a vest; don't leave your waist uncovered. The waist-band trimming that some tuxedo pants have does not count.
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What kind of vest?

    It should be cut like this:

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    Either white or black. Brooks should have both colors in stock.
     

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