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I'm watchin the Golden Globe awards, there's some beautiful tux. I think its such an elegant of evening wear. Just wish there's more occasion to wear it.

 

Now i pose this question to you, if you were to commission one, what style would you do?

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There was a very comprehensive SF thread on this rather specialised topic.

 

For me: midnight blue, shawl lapel DB with the works!

 

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I do like the single breasted peaked lapels with a vest rather than a cummerbund. The shawl lapel is quite classic and it goes extremely well with winged collar shirt.

 

With white tux u do stand out in the party but i think the occasion to wear is far less that than the normal black tie. If only i had more than a one black tie event a year than it makes sense to get different ones.

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Occasionally, my mates and I will put on tuxedo's and hit the casino. You don't feel out of place because people assume you're coming from/going to someplace.

 

Plus playing poker and blackjack with a tux on feels extremely Bond (or wankerish, whatever you want to call it). Ice cold Martinis to top it off. Maybe don't try this at Genting though.

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You'll be at the blackjack tables with these 50-60 year old chinese aunties dressed like a boss. Good times.

 

People might also place drink orders with you. In that instance, quote them a fee and disappear.

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A friend is interested in going the black tie route for his wedding outfit. Can anyone execute something like that decently here? Fused is fine because he'll probably only wear it the one time. I guess someone who can deliver good black tie details is more important.

 

And is there a place to get the shirts, etc in Malaysia/Singapore?

 

Lastly, what about a morning coat?

 

Thanks!

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If it's black tie, wouldn't he want a better made tuxedo? They tend to be quite useful to have, I find. Button Liew has a midnight blue tux in his shop display which he is quite proud of. Maybe have a look at that.

 

But if your friend wants to keep the cost down (understandable, as there are much more important expenses in a wedding), and his body doesn't have too many quirks, getting a good RTW might be a worthwhile option. Suitsupply has some of the cheapest options for a tuxedo, all the detailing is right, with peak lapels in satin/grosgrain, and their jackets are half canvassed.

 

From my reading, morning coats are used when the event calls for white/black tie, and occurs before 6.00pm.

 

And if you're going to wear either of the two in our tropical weather, I suggest getting a tuxedo shirt made using voile. Asuitable wardrobe carries such fabric. It will look something like this, obviously the bib will be made using different fabric. And for heaven's sake, get him a self tie bow tie.

 

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Joon, was wondering whether you actually made the purchase from Suit Supply Tux, how did it turn out? Had a look at it, it looks extremely reasonable. I had mine done at Wardrobe cost many times over the Suit Supply Tux, it was a VBC not sure of the quality it was prob the same. All things said and done about wardrobe i was pretty happy with the result. I'd go for the pleated shirt rather than the bib. But make sure u sure have nice buttons that would bring ensemble to another level.

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Just to digress a little bit, check out this video that I found of Frank Sintra and the Rat Pack doing a live show in 1965. This is the youtube link to the entire show, so it's worth watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zey3hcSK7s&feature=fvwrel

 

Not sure if you folks enjoyed this kind of music, but I do and just look at those tuxes! Wish this kind of entertainment didn't go extinct and would pay attention to the quality of music and lyrics rather than flashy seizure-inducing lights and insane costume changes. (but omg, I love Michael Jackson)

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Peak lapels!

 

(But that's because I'm partial to them)

 

Yes. Waistcoat or a cummerbund is a part of the entire ensemble. It's pretty much a must. It's up to you which, but I would personally wear a cummerbund instead of a waistcoat.

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My advice go with the waistcoat now, you can add cummerbund later, if you are bespoking it. Alternatively suspenders but all 3 you can specify now, I think. It'll be quite versatile. I made a mistake not doin a waistcoat, now I think it'll be hard to get matching cloth to the dj. Shirt for me pointed collars always.

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Why not get a Suit Supply one? I think the whole shebang from them is USD400.... above your budget but it'll be new and good quality.

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