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  1. Timeless Style
    Gents, My first post here -- thanks in advance for your thoughts. I'm having a tux custom made. I don't love the shiny look of satin but unfortunately the tailor doesn't feel comfortable working with grosgrain (I realize your first advice may be to find a different tailor, but let's just...
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    I'm getting married next year, and am looking at doing a MTM navy (not blue) peak or shawl lapel tuxedo. The last major detail I need to decide before ordering it is what color of satin to put on the lapels. I've seen that a lot of navy tuxedos have black satin or grosgrain lapels- it seems to...
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    I'm trying to put something together that looks classy on a budget, and that will be versatile and useful in the future. So - is it insane to wear a satin lapel shawl neck tuxedo with an ivory ribbed shirt, a white piqué vest, and a grosgrain bowtie? I'm concerned about the clash of textures...
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    I am probably going to purchase a Hanauer or Paul Stuart bow tie; I especially like the varying widths available from Hanauer. One thing these two ties have in common is that the grain of the fabric runs on the bias (~45 degrees to vertical or horizontal). On other ties (David Donahue at...
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