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faking a tux?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Dave Speranza, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. Dave Speranza

    Dave Speranza Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Got a call today for a big band gig...they want me to wear a tux. Can I just buy a tuxedo shirt and bowtie and wear it with my black suit? is that close enough or will I look funny? Thanks

    any other suggestion would be nice, I dont have the money or enough gigs to justify buying a tux and its not worth renting one.
  2. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004

    While I wouldn't do it personally (I own one), I have seen guys do it. It looks a bit funny up close but the audiience can't tell. Especially when you have a bass in front of you.
  3. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    That will be probably fine as long as your shoes and suit aren't too ragged. I've done it on several occasions. Your bass will cover a good part of visible area anyway. Of course, the bandleader could make a fuss, but I doubt it. Most big band leaders have more to worry about than if the bass players wearing a black suit with bowtie instead of a tux.
  4. scienceteacher


    Apr 15, 2004
    this is probably too late, but I got a really inexpensive but 1st quality tux for less than $70 from the Tuxxman in Miami. He ships to anywhere in the US.
  5. You should definitely get one of those tuxedo t-shirts and black jeans. Nothing says "call back" like to proper gear!!
  6. I did it for years. When the gig starts, absolutely no one cares.
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    You could always just get the tux tattoo and be done with it.
  8. mje


    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Rental shops sell off old tuxes cheaply- mainly to musicians, I suspect.