Tuxedo Top (Mid Weight Hemp/Tencel)

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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches so making color matches can be challenging. My two fabric weights often emerge from the dye bath with subtly different shading. Though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they still look great together.

When ordering, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. If I don't have it in stock, I can often match garment shades using fabric from the same dye bath. If I need extra time to cut and sew, I’ll let you know when to expect delivery.

If you are comfortable with garments having similar (but not necessarily exact) shades, there's no need to check the box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

Your size/color not in stock? If I have the fabric, I can make it to order. Learn more or send me an email to check availability.
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Our versatile, bestselling Tuxedo Top is great layered or alone. Like the entire Sympatico line of women’s hemp/Tencel clothing, it's handcrafted in the US to offer many seasons of wear.

  • 4-button band closure
  • In-seam darts
  • Side vents
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Flattering angled hemline
  • Longer back measures approximately 26".
  • Generous fit, runs large. If you are petite, order a size smaller.
  • Hand-crafted in the USA.


  • Woven Mid Weight 6.2-oz of 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
  • Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry

Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.

Matched sets: If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop Light Weight Tuxedo Tops here.

Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

Size 00-0 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-44½" 45-47½"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 27-28" 29-30" 31-33" 34-36½" 37-39½"
Hips 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-46½" 47-49½"

Questions about sizes? Call 541.899.3988

It's crucial to measure yourself to ensure a good fit. Numerical sizes are guidelines but they vary widely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Our sustainable hemp/Tencel fabric blend is easy to care for. To enhance its wonderfully supple hand and keep your clothes looking their best, follow these eco-friendly tips:

  1. Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
  2. We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Because the hemp content may produce wrinkles and develop a somewhat firm hand during laundering and air-drying, tumble your dry clothes in a warm dryer for a few minutes to relax wrinkles and soften the fabric's hand. (Because hemp softens with wear, this step becomes unnecessary as your garment ages.)
  4. Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
  5. If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
  6. When traveling, roll up your Sympatico clothes then hang them up on arrival. A quick spritz with water will help eliminate wrinkles. (I find spritzing my craft fair inventory on hangers works like a charm for releasing wrinkles that develop during travel.) Hanging wrinkled items in a steamy bathroom is a great alternative to ironing also.

Thanks to hemp's anti-microbial properties you'll probably find that you launder your Sympatico wear less often, reducing the energy your clothes consume.

For more information and eco-friendly laundering tips, see How to Save the Planet - One Washer Load at a Time.

"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
Learn more >

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Tuxedo Midweight top

    Posted by Susan Kepner on 17th Jul 2020

    I love this as it can be worn as a top when buttoned up or a jacket unbuttoned! A versatile weight for 3 seasons. also that it is made of more natural fibers that wash and dry easily.

  • 5
    Tuxedo top

    Posted by Shyrl McCormick on 10th Jul 2019

    I love my Tuxedo Top. I got one as a gift. I love the looks and feel so much I ordered another one in another color. I was considering ordering with another product line, but when I thought about the feel and looks of the tuxedo, there was no question I wanted another one of those instead!

  • 5
    Good Solution

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Sep 2018

    You know your "of a certain age" when invited to be a featured guest of your former employers' 25 year anniversary celebration. Needed a classic base canvas on which to drape a killer scarf and big vulgar jewelry. The tuxedo top and pants are PERFECT! Add heels and an emeritus attitude and just might make it across stage. Thank you- will definitely order again.

  • 5
    Great jacket

    Posted by Paula on 28th Aug 2018

    I bought this in plum to wear with a graphite angle skirt I bought previously for a trip to Israel. The color is rich and it fits perfectly. I live in South Florida and our steamy summers call for loose, natural clothes and this is perfect. The jacket with the skirt and a matching tank went to church, then a meeting, then to lunch and on to visit friends, I felt casual, comfortable and put together the whole way. It will also work with existing clothes in my closet, probably for many years. Well worth the price. Next time, though, I'll try the light weight fabric, which I may prefer for summer.

  • 5
    The best made better...

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2018

    I have two other Tuxedo jackets, with the longer sleeve, that I love. Rose added inseam pockets to this one. It took a fantastic piece to another level. I love it and my second one is on the way. Rose is wonderful about communicating and making sure her customers are happy with their purchases.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 26th May 2018

    I ordered the Tuxedo top and after washing it was soft and so comfortable to wear. I love the fact that the sleeves cover the top of my arm. Wish there were more 3/4 sleeves styles!

  • 5
    Tuxedo Top

    Posted by Lorraine on 4th May 2018

    It is perfect! This is my second one. Thank you so much!

  • 5
    Vest Obsessed

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2018

    I ordered a Tuxedo top and asked Rose if she would be willing to make one without the sleeves as I am vest obsessed. She said she would be happy to do so. I love both pieces. Beautiful color and wonderful quality.

  • 5
    Comfortable and stylish

    Posted by Lynda on 9th Feb 2018

    I can't say enough good things about Sympatico. I have two Tuxedo tops and hope to have more. I bought a top and a pair of stovepipe pants as an outfit and love it. As always the quality is outstanding.