This is a review of the FLEXTUX, a tuxedo made by violinists for violinists (and other classical musicians too) because, man if there’s one thing I hate, it’s having to wear my tails while performing. In fact I think every guy hates it!
It’s the worst, it’s hot, it fights you the whole time. And there’s nothing you could do about it, until a little while ago.
So, I got a FEXTUX, and I’m going to walk you through what it’s like to have one of these, and if I think it’s worth dropping some cash on.
And here are the criteria, I’m thinking about:
1. Is it Comfortable?
2. Does it looks like a Tux?
3. Is it High Quality?
*I am NOT an affiliate for FlexTux, and I don't benefit if you buy the tux or not.
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The throwback to 19th century garb for the orchestra when the audience is likely to be in jeans (perhaps with a blazer) is amazing. Perhaps that is why a lot of young people avoid "classical" music. I'm not suggesting jeans and tee-shirts as orchestra wear but,... Let's move into the 21st Century folks.
Male violinists seem to be fully covered in a tux or suit when performing a solo on stage in big venues..... while female violinists can wear revealing dresses/gowns to flaunt their feminine attributes. Why is this so? Men in suits and women half nude and selling sex along with their music? (I like pianist Yuza Wang and her side split gowns revealing her shapely gams... and her 5" spikes really accent her legs ... oh, and she plays the piano wickedly ...lol).
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February 19, 2017 at 08:33 PM · Interesting presentation -- thanks. If a symphony orchestra's management dictates that the guys must wear tuxes, then this functional outfit you showed us looks like a great improvement on the old butler-type tux. If I were calling the shots, I'd retire the tux -- that would save a lot of money -- and play in shirtsleeves, as in this performance of Weber's overture to Oberon:
The guys are wearing ties -- I'd get rid of these, too. My own personal experience in this 2011 v.com thread: