The Black Satin and Navy Blue Custom Wedding Tuxedo
Its probably the most requested wedding look at the moment, the black and navy blue shawl lapel tuxedo. Pretty straight forward, the client wanted this classic 70’s look updated to a modern cut.
Tuxedos translate best on crisp flat fabrics. For this tux we chose a super 110’s, open weave navy blue made in Italy. It’s got a great deep color, flat finish and a dry hand but most importantly, its crisp drape photographs well.
The custom tuxedo shirt is made of a pique sea island cotton
The jacket featured a crisp, lightly padded Milanese shoulder, 3” shawl lapels, 1 button closure and black Satin at the lapels, pocket besoms, buttons The trousers also had a matching 1” black satin down the legs.
The tuxedo shirt was made with a Pique fabric bib, an Italian Wide spread collar, French cuffs, and a removable button front, to accommodate studs.
The client had fairly wide shoulders so we wanted to create a more natural line. Usually for tuxedos I’d recommend an English roped shoulder which gives the jacket more formality but this time around a less structured Milanese shoulder felt more flattering. The rest of the suit was all about proportions. We wanted a modern look without forcing the fashion aspect, so the tuxedo features clean slim lines with out being a skinny suit.
TCR is a bespoke design house based in Orange County, California.
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