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The Midnight Blue Tuxedo

3 July, 2014

With the Charity and Social Ball season fast approaching, InStitchu wants to help you up your formal wear game. Made popular by Daniel Craig in Skyfall, the Midnight Navy Blue Tuxedo is a modern take on the traditional and classic Black Tie Tuxedo Jacket.

We want to highlight two takes on this modern midnight navy blue Tuxedo Jacket.

The Traditional Take

Fabric: Fabric 16, a rich navy Super 100's 100% Wool Fabric

Cut: Singlet Breasted w/ one button

Lapel: Black Satin Shawl Lapels

Pockets: Besom pockets

Extras: No back Vents and 'Normal' shoulder

The traditional hallmarks of the more formal Tuxedo Jacket remain - Single breasted with one button, shawl lapel, besom pockets and no 'vents' or openings at the back of the jacket. Construct your shawl lapel with full Black Satin, which will complement and contrast very well with the deep and rich navy blue colour of Fabric 16. The Super 100's 100% Wool fabric has the right balance between Wools wrinkle resistance, comfort qualities and durability and longevity of the garment.

The Modern Take

Fabric: Fabric 17, a rich Navy Blue Super 100's Wool/Cashmere Blend

Cut: Double-Breasted

Lapel: Peak Lapel (Full Satin or Edge Trim)

Pockets: Besom Pockets

Extras: No back Vents and 'Normal' shoulder

This Double-Breasted jacket with peak lapels will certainly draw eyes. A great benefit of a Double-Breasted jacket is they visually increase the appearance of your chest and shoulder lines. Read our article Double Up your Wardrobe for tips on how to cut a slimmer, modern Double Breasted jacket.

Try accentuating the peak lapels with a black satin edge trim, or, make the lapels full black satin. This will provide a great contrast between Fabric 17, a Super 100's Wool/Cashmere blend in a deeper blue navy than Fabric 16.

Extra Design Options to Consider

Lapel, Collar and Pocket Satin - Black, white or navy satins available

Double-Breasted Jacket - Four Buttons, two fasten | Four Buttons, one fasten | Six Buttons, two fasten | Six Buttons, one fasten

The Pants

You can decide between combining these jackets with classic black pants, or construct your pants out of the same material. Keep the shirt a classic textured white shirt, with French cuffs. A black satin self tie bow tie and a crisp white pocket square will keep you looking sharp.

Call our Sydney office today on 0401 488 433 or have a go designing your own version with our online men's suit customization tool.

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