Where to buy a classic/vintage style tuxedo?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamspace, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    I watched "Once upon a time in America" the other day, and man those tuxedos they wore looked good. Without going bespoke or vintage hunting on Ebay and thrift shops, where can one actually find those?

    -Generously sized peak lapels (4-4.5" inches it seemed like), with a nice bow/belly to them
    -Low-ish button stance
    -Low-cut/U-cut vest

    Couldn't find any screencaps from the movie, but something like this:

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    Vintage Tuxedo? You probably can't find one. The film, which I saw years ago, is mainly set in the 1920s- 1930s.
    That means a tux is that is 80-90+ years old. Most "vintage' finds in thrift shops are from the 60s onward from what
    I read in SF. With money and patience, I am sure that you can find a tailor that may have patterns going back that
    far. After all, Sergio Leone managed to create an authentic "look" 60 + years after the time depicted in the film.
     


  4. dreamspace

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    TF was my first thought yes, but the prices are pretty high, and their shoulders tend to run a bit wide and well structured.

    After some searching, I found out that Hackett ares selling just what I'm looking for. Any experience with suiting from them ?

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