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Tuxedo Top (Mid Weight)


About Exact Color Matches

As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches. Making an exact color match can therefore present challenges at times. Although my two fabric weights may have been dyed at the same time, they will emerge from the dye bath with slightly different shading. Often these differences are very subtle and though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they will still look great together.

When ordering items you plan to wear together, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. Often I can match garments using extra yardage I include in each dye lot. If fabric is available, I can cut and sew a matching item to complete your outfit. Of course that takes extra time. I will let you know if making your matched set will take extra time and when to expect delivery if part of it must be specially cut and sewn.

If you are comfortable with garment colors that have similar shades but differing values, please be sure to check the "No Thanks" box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

About shade matching

Our versatile bestselling top is great layered or alone and has a 4-button band closure, in-seam front darting, side vents, three-quarter sleeves and a flattering angled hemline. Longer back measures approximately 26".  Generous fit; runs large. If you are petite, order a size smaller.

Hand-crafted in America using a sustainable blend of woven Mid Weight 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell) that's preshrunk and easily machine washed and tumble or line dried. Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.

If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight since all the pants and skirts are cut in that fabric. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop Light Weight Tuxedo Tops here.

"I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted using sustainable methods and materials to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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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 hugely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Easy, Eco-Friendly Care

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.
  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.

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  1. FAB 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2017

    Lovely color, great fit, easy care.

  2. Enjoy wearing it- 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  3. Fashionable and comfortable 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  4. Wardrobe must have 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  6. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  7. Love This Shirt! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2016

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

  8. Classic look with every day ease! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.


Matching lightweight tops with midweight pants or skirts

Midweight and lightweight fabrics vary subtly in how they take dye. Even though your outfit may be from the same dye bath, one piece may be darker than the other.

If you prefer an exact match with no variations in color values, order the midweight for both garments.