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Velvet Dinner Jacket

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am thinking of having a black velvet, single breasted, peaked lapel tux jacket made. I was going to have it done with grosgrain to match my current wool tux pants and the grosgrain on my evening slippers. I would appreciate thoughts on whether this will work, or whether I need to go with a satin finish.

Thanks.
post #2 of 13
I think this would look best done in a sort of fashion-forward way. Slim the lapels down a bit, keep the shoulders fairly natural. As far as the grosgrain goes, it's hard to say without seeing it and some satin next to the velvet.
post #3 of 13
I understand your wanting to match the pants but imo satin looks better with velvet.
post #4 of 13
I agree that I satin would be a better choice to 'counter' the dullness of the velvet.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok, assuming grosgrain is out, what are peoples' thoughts on sating vs. silk?
post #6 of 13
Satin silk is what they were referring to. If you want something really decadent, you could always get a dinner jacket made of regular suiting but with velvet lapels... my friend has one like that and I love it.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Satin silk is what they were referring to. If you want something really decadent, you could always get a dinner jacket made of regular suiting but with velvet lapels... my friend has one like that and I love it.

Cloak made a Pseudo-tux like this, I tried it on and it looked pretty good. Very fashion-forward though so might not be the best choice depending on the occasion/wearer.
post #8 of 13
I happen to have a black velvet jacket, and the lapels are satin. (They are also notch, though I would have preferred peak). I think the satin looks good on it, but if you have other grosgrain accoutrements, I don't see why it couldn't work with velvet. I would definitely try to find one OTR first, before going to the trouble and expense of having one made, however. It seems like the kind of item you could find on the cheap at a clearance rack or on the 'bay. (I'm embarrassed to say exactly where I found mine and how little I paid for it.)

Good luck.
post #9 of 13
choose a silk faille fabric with a tiny rib that's as shiny as you can find. It would look elegant, if understated.
post #10 of 13
A brown velvet with black grosgain lapels would be quite nice and distinctive.
post #11 of 13
I think a shawl lapel might work better than peak. It recalls a smoking jacket, and also is less trad, which complements the velvet nicely.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet
I think a shawl lapel might work better than peak. It recalls a smoking jacket, and also is less trad, which complements the velvet nicely.

Also less ubiquitous.
post #13 of 13
Self lapels or grosgrain lapels in either peak or shawl. Satin I dont like with silk velvet.


Whether or not you face the lapels, the buttons should be grosgrain silk covered.
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