What kind of shirt with tuxedo?

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I can't recall ever seeing shawl + vest. I think it would not work. To me, a shawl takes a cummerbund.
     


  2. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    I can't recall ever seeing shawl + vest.

    Voila!

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    This may predate the cummerbund, however, as it is dated July 1902.
     


  3. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I think I'm going to go with a wing collar, with a white vest and black bowtie. Now, does one get a pleated shirt or a plain shirt?
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Wing collar shirt should have a bib -- no pleats -- either a stiff bib or pique.
     


  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Hmm, I kind of like that white vest look. See, that's why I come here to seek counsel on these things.

    Does anybody else make a good vest other than Brooks (don't see it on their website) - or is it the kind of thing I should get made bespoke?


    I just bought the Brooks version recently. It is not offered on their website. If you go into (or call) a BB store they can order it for you from other stores that have it in stock. It comes in S/M/L/XL sizing, is backless and has a button collar and a D-ring strap in back to adjust the size. I got the white one which is of a very nice white pique fabric. It has 3 covered buttons which you can replace with studs if you wish (I found a vintage set of matching shirt & vest studs on Ebay very cheap).

    If you call a nearby BB store ask for their special orders desk and tell them what you want. I believe that the item number is 999I and style #07757 (for the white one) in their book. They can look on their system and locate one for you and have it shipped directly to your house ($9 shipping for mine). The cost was $175 which is very similar to the 90 quid that Buckleighs has theirs for.
     


  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I think I'm going to go with a wing collar, with a white vest and black bowtie. Now, does one get a pleated shirt or a plain shirt?

    If you really want to go "whole hog" as my hillbilly cousins would say, you could go with this shirt, which was offered recently at 25% off:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...lt_color=White

    Bib front, detachable collar and single french cuffs (very formal).
     


  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^Odd that they would call it a "tuxedo shirt" but picture it with a white tie.
     


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    cummberbunds are a must!
     


  9. odoreater

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    cummberbunds are a must!

    Why do you think so?
     


  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Why do you think so?
    I wear neither vest nor cummerbund, and I don't wear braces either.
     


  11. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I wear neither vest nor cummerbund, and I don't wear braces either.

    Even for your own wedding?
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Even for your own wedding?
    That was a long time ago. I wore a cummerbund and braces, but now forego both.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I wear neither vest nor cummerbund, and I don't wear braces either.

    You're going to hell.
     


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    You're going to hell.

    +1 and these are the least of the reasons.[​IMG]
     


  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    You're going to hell.
    +1 and these are the least of the reasons.[​IMG]
    I have known this for awhile now, and I used to be worried. Then a Christian friend of mine told me that Hell was just eternity without which does not seem all that different than the way I have been living. Anyway, my tuxedo is double breasted and my pants fit so there.
     


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