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When it comes to any three-piece suit really, but particularly a dinner suit, I think the contrast is practically required as opposed to out of place. You can always do a lapel-free waistcoat, if it's a single-breasted waistcoat, but if doing lapels I would pretty much always prefer they differ slightly from the suit jacket.I think my favorite, whether daytime or evening attire, is a peak lapel jacket and a double breasted, shawl lapel waistcoat.
It's also hard to gauge how something will really look when it's modeled by someone who looks like a sex offender.
Not to mention the practical issue of the tie staying in place on a stiff collar better if it's a taller collar, particularly if it's a detachable collar with no tunnel or even loop. It's one of the reasons I won't go with wing collars for black tie; just too hard to get everything to stay in place.
I think it was determined that in the interim, while HF ramps up production, they will be using Corneliani's Eastern European factories to make suits at a lower price point than the previous Italian made ones. The Italian stuff will probably end up at the outlets.
#4. Not only is making everyone rent a dick move (cost), they'll all invariably look like tools.
Even at that price, a mostly polyester tuxedo with a notch lapel is rubbish. I'd try the sale section of Austin Reed; some very good looking deals there.
I think the dinner suit sounds fine, particularly as it is the slightly less formal shawl collar version. As it sounds like the suit is black, I don't know that I'd go with a midnight waistcoat, especially if your tie is black. In fact, for a less formal affair, I'd almost certainly prefer a cummerbund. If you are at all concerned with being too formally dressed, I would recommend swapping out your current marcella shirt for a pleat front one (the wider, five-pleat...
Not a fan of that suit; the black trim looks a bit cheep/cheesy and one-button suits that aren't tuxedos often look painfully trendy. I'm also not a fan of a bow tie in this situation. Personally, I find bows more casual than long ties when not worn in a black/white tie setting. Were it me, I'd go with a dark charcoal suit, lilac checked or solid shirt and a dark purple long tie. The white shirt with those items will look a bit too much like business wear.
I'd also only wear a turndown collar with a notch lapel. IMO, the tall, detachable wing collar, like the white pique waistcoat, should be done with a peak jacket when worn for BT instead of WT.
Well remember, the size stamped on an article of clothing indicates what size body part it is meant to fit. Someone with a 15.5in neck would require more than 15.5in of fabric in order to not strangle.Good point about stiffness and size (insert joke/pun here).Interesting also about Lorre and an aversion to tight collars; given the character it would also make sense that they'd want to make him appear a little more slight than he actually was.
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