Tuxedos Are Blue Not Black

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    May 22, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
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    NYT: It’s the garment no man ever thinks about until he has to, the suit that strikes terror in an average guy’s heart. Subject to archaic codes of sartorial etiquette, composed of curious components, seemingly too expensive to buy for one-time use and yet vaguely forlorn when rented, it is, of course, the tuxedo — that set of formal clothes even whose name is controversial. (“Dinner jacket” is preferred by fancy folks.)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/fashion/for-tuxedos-blue-is-the-new-black.html?hpw&rref=fashion#
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    May 22, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
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    Couldn't find a screencap of the tux shopping scene from 1975's "Carrie."
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    May 22, 2014 11:05 AM GMT
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    "It still fits!"
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    May 22, 2014 2:09 PM GMT
    I like the light or medium grey ones that are getting more popular, they are a bit different without being attention seeking, and more flattering to pale people like myself icon_biggrin.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    May 22, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
    A tux is always black. Anything else is for guys who wear one often enough to need variety. Anything but black is trendy and will be considered silly in four years. A dinner jacket is not a tux. It is the same outfit only with a white or cream formal jacket an it is only worn in the Spring or Summer. The only exception being a green tartan jacket with black satin lapels can be worn at Christmas but not New Years. A dinner jacket is one step down in formality. One step up from a tux is white tie. Here endith the lesson.
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    May 22, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    Papa always told me that only children and prostitutes wear red shoes.
    "What's a prostitute, Dad?" Lol