Originally Posted by dopey
I don't think those are self faced, but even so, with the 4x1 cut and besom pockets that is meant to be black-tie and is. He looks great.
I agree he looks great.
But the buttons are clearly not covered in fabric, which is de rigueur for formal wear.
4x1 cut and besom pockets are more than common with lounge suits and not a feature exclusive to formal wear
DB jackets certainly had their genesis in casual wear and not formal wear since they allow one to dispense with the waistcoat for lounge suits and formal wear, and the cummerbund for formal wear.
Can you see anything else that would indicate an intention to wear this exclusively as formal wear? I see only one thing, but it is not obvious on the jacket which could easily be paired as constructed with white flannel or twill trousers and an open collared shirt for lounging around poolside bar.