Originally Posted by Soph
--- I agree to a point, but I find art hip but I wouldn't wear it persay, this is an artistic suit and obviousy not meant to confine itself to a rule. I wouldn't go so far as to say any clothing not made for formal rules is gaudy/ignorant/hollywood or whatever else;. It strictly something to look at like a painting on a wall. As a side note formality, I have a Kiton one button peak lapel tuxedo as I dress according to the event/audience and hopefully good taste.
Re your point about clothing not made according to the rules, I would argue that if a garment has a pretention, so to speak, of being formal, but grossly violates the rules defining said formality it is either a. gauche or b. ironic and probably po-mo to the point of irritation.