Wedding season is here and more and more clients are asking me about Tuxedos. For me the classic Tuxedo (or dinner suit for the English) is one button with a link button , ventless, with grosgrain lapels and trims, the lapel is not too wide or narrow and is peaked, there are no pocket flaps and the coat is cut close with sharp lines.
The Tuxedo is worn with or without a cummerbund but with a shirt that has a pleated or in the case above a Marcella bib , collar and cuff. I also like to wear dress studs on the placket but many people don't like this extra accoutrement and prefer a fly front placket which is perfectly acceptable.
So with this and the season in mind, I have decided to offer for your consideration, a limited edition, classic, David Reeves, English Dinner suit.
I currently have an exceptional cloth from English mill Taylor and Lodge, enough for around 5 of these suits. This is same Cashmere/Mohair cloth which was used to make Daniel Craig's dinner suit in Quantum of solace.
Here is a link to their excellent site and a little bit about the cloth: :http://www.taylorandlodge.com/index.php/news/jamesbondexaminer/
I am running these Tuxedos at $1850.00. These Tuxedos are made to my usual high standard at the union shop in Brooklyn. The special comes with either a black or white lining but other colors can be substituted for an extra $150
A variant with a vest can be made for an additional $400
The shirt pictured is as usual made in manchester and runs for $350 or $400 for a pleated version.
The bow tie pictured is black velvet from Turnbull and Asser.
Black handkerchief is silk by Gieves and Hawkes.
Dress studs and links by Dunhill.
Cloth is landed already in the U.S.A so ETAs are 4-5 weeks on these suits. Express services are also available for an additional charge and I will be talking about these options in my next post on Friday.