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A ticket pocket on a dinner jacket?!

J
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

A ticket pocket on a dinner jacket?!

J
myr·i·ad: a countless or extremely great number

Yeah, that's the one part I didn't like. I would not buy this jacket -- but if I had one made bespoke, I'd happily steal other styling cues from it.
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myr·i·ad: a countless or extremely great number

Yeah, that's the one part I didn't like. I would not buy this jacket -- but if I had one made bespoke, I'd happily steal other styling cues from it.

If someone gave it to me, I would wear it out for drinks late at night with black jeans and Chelsea boots, but I'd no sooner wear it to a black-tie event than I would wear a safari jacket on a safari.

J
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I think I'm fine with everything in that image except the myriad flappy pockets. The lapels are a bit unconventional, but at least they aren't notch... and I'm digging the link front.

+1

 

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If someone gave it to me, I would wear it out for drinks late at night with black jeans and Chelsea boots, but I'd no sooner wear it to a black-tie event than I would wear a safari jacket on a safari.

J

 

I'm with Adam.  The ticket pocket and flaps are objectionable, but everything else looks pretty good.  I suppose the ticket pocket is so offensive to you that you've labeled this an "abonimation," but I'd take this over any of the notch-lapel DJs that I've seen.


Edited by WICaniac - 10/18/13 at 11:08am
post #1640 of 3408
Maybe I overreacted, but it's just like they turned something really nice into something that is to me unusable for black tie events.

When would you guys ever wear it?

J
post #1641 of 3408
They look like besom pockets, so I think at least the flaps can be tucked in. Other than that though, I think it looks really clean, especially the shoulders. The ticket pocket I can handle. The buttons should also be swapped for silk-faced ones.

At least they're not hacking pockets; or better yet, hacking ticket pockets:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/151480/kent-wang-affiliate-thread/2655#post_6433524

Scroll down on that page for awesomeness.
Edited by Wayward - 10/18/13 at 11:29am
post #1642 of 3408
I would wear a safari jacket on a safari.
post #1643 of 3408
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Maybe I overreacted, but it's just like they turned something really nice into something that is to me unusable for black tie events.

When would you guys ever wear it?

J

 

I'd wear it to any costume event such as a masquerade ball or a steampunk benefit gala (there's one in my neighborhood, but I have yet to attend).  I'd also wear it to a BT event in my own home, as the only way I'd have enough people interested in attending would be to make it a "creative black tie" event (at which I'd expect to see kilts and velvet smoking jackets--albeit not as part of a single outfit).  I see this DJ as somewhat like those offered in the RRL line--which are well-made in Italy, commensurately priced, and absolutely unwearable as proper evening wear.  

 

 

Traditionalists will regard these as lamentable deviations from classic BT conventions, but I think they are less regrettable than the now-ubiquitous notch-lapel, two-button DJs.  There is at least some sense of style and tradition involved, and I see them supplementing rather than replacing traditional BT attire.

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

If I need a white silk scarf and don't want to pay $300 for a T&A, any suggestions?

Brooks Brothers or Paul Stuart on Madison. Kamakura might have one too.
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This abomination came up on my Facebook news feed in an advertisement, and I think I died a little inside, so naturally I have to share it.



J

Just wondering, do you remember the name of the company that placed this ad?  (No, I'm not interested in the dinner jacket, I'm interested in more details about the vest.)

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Crap, no. I'll try to find it again.

 

J

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This abomination came up on my Facebook news feed in an advertisement, and I think I died a little inside...

A ticket pocket qualifies something as an abomination? Well aren't you easy to please!
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A ticket pocket qualifies something as an abomination? Well aren't you easy to please!

Just buy me a Miller lite, and compliment my shoes.

J
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Just buy me a Miller lite, and compliment my shoes.

J

Speakinutg of abominatiuyons, Miller Lite? We need to move you into craft beer. Starring slowly with a Brooklyn Lager.
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Oh, I drink real beer too, no need to worry about that. Miller Lite is just a substitute for water.

J
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