vintage tux, recommendations requested?
I'm new to this forum and fairly new to the sartorial arts, so I would appreciate any tips you may have.
I just purchased a vintage tuxedo that, amazingly, fit me nearly perfectly. The trousers are a bit snug in the waist, but the salesperson inspected the seam and advised a tailor should be able to let them out 0.5-1" or so. The jacket fits perfectly but needs a bit of a stitch on the left cuff, I think, wear the cuff has come away from the lining.
My debut of this ensemble will be at a holiday party, but I intend to keep wearing it in my part-time job as a Rat Pack-style big band director and emcee.
The tux is an After Six by Rudofker, my research on the jacket's label pegs it at around mid-1950s.
It's midnight blue with a black satin shawl lapel, single button, and of course matching trousers with a black satin stripe.
I would appreciate some validation and/or suggestions on the following points to achieve a classic-yet-not-dated look:
- The salesman sold me a bow tie, but - and I admit my lack of knowledge here - it seems rather puffy to the touch and appears a bit clown-like when I've tied it (although that may be due to my amateur skills at tying a real bow tie). Is there another I should investigate?
- I also plan to get a pocket square - my wife is wearing a vintage 1960s pink chiffon dress with gold braiding, and I would like to add a dash of color that ties in with her dress. Dare I go with pink?
Thanks in advance for your help!