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
    Beautifully made

    Posted by Linda on 20th Nov 2017

    This is the second Tuxedo top i have purchased . They're both well made and versatile. I were them alone or as a light jacket over a tee shirt.

  • 5

    Posted by Patsy on 11th Oct 2017

    Lovely color, great fit, easy care.

  • 4
    Enjoy wearing it-

    Posted by Susan H. Lawless on 12th Jul 2017

    I bought a burgundy tuxedo blouse at a thrift store--I really love it. I checked on line to see if I could find another blouse like it in another color. I really like how it fits--and I am happy with my new gray blouse--except for one thing,--and this goes for both tops. I live in San Francisco where it is usually cool or cold. So, I find it hard to fit a sweater over the sleeves of this top. I can wear the top when I go to a warmer part of the Bay Area, but I am still trying to figure out how to wear the top in S.F.--I am going to try putting a long-sleeved top under the blouse-- Or, maybe try wearing a large scarf. Anyway, I love the fabric and the feel and the fit. And, I am really impressed that you make your clothing in the U.S.

  • 5
    Fashionable and comfortable

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jun 2017

    I wear a Sympatico wardrobe throughout the summer. It is comfortable, easy to care for and perfect going from 90 degrees to air conditioning.

  • 5
    Wardrobe must have

    Posted by Bakes on 25th May 2017

    This is my favorite piece. I want all the colors now. A must have. Can be worn over a blouse or alone. Washed well and with an iron touch up, it is new again.

  • 5
    My Favorite Shirt

    Posted by Mary G on 1st May 2017

    I have four in different colors. So flattering and easy to wear even though I'm under 5 feet tall. How does Rose do it! It looks just as good on taller models.

  • 5

    Posted by Cathy B. on 1st Jul 2016

    I fell in love with the look and feel of the first top I bought - and promptly ordered every color afterward. They wash well, and look fresh as new with a quick ironing. Has become a uniform -- but no one is complaining! Especially me. Thanks for the thought and care that went into making this perfect top.

  • 5
    Love This Shirt!

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Apr 2016

    I love the style, the fabric and the fit of the shirt. Great product!

  • 5
    Classic look with every day ease!

    Posted by Catherine Stearns on 22nd Feb 2016

    The Tuxedo Top is my favorite. I have 4 of them now. They blend nicely with my collection of scarves. I can leave home in the morning and feel appropriately dressed all day and on into the evening's activities.