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post #2176 of 3651
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

That would be slick, classy, and unique.

J

Agree.
post #2177 of 3651
I'm dying to go to Queen of the Night.

It's food and sex, plus you get to wear a tux. What's better than that?

J
post #2178 of 3651
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I'm dying to go to Queen of the Night.

It's food and sex, plus you get to wear a tux. What's better than that?

J

It lasting two full days with a change from morning dress, to black tie, and back, and then white tie the second night.
post #2179 of 3651
I couldn't find the colour version of the picture below, but in it you would see that Noel Coward's dinner suit is of brown velvet, trousers included.



(source voxsartoria.com)
post #2180 of 3651
I saw this post on Ethan Newton's blog recently:



http://ethandesu.com/post/74796411036/blue-shears-by-hiroshi-kubota

I really like the shape of the shawl lapels, and it's also nice to a DB jacket with shawl lapels. The turnback cuffs are an interesting touch, and hark back to an earlier time.
post #2181 of 3651
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I couldn't find the colour version of the picture below, but in it you would see that Noel Coward's dinner suit is of brown velvet, trousers included.



(source voxsartoria.com)
I have seen this suit in person. IIRC, it is a polyester based brown worsted, not velvet.
post #2182 of 3651
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have seen this suit in person. IIRC, it is a polyester based brown worsted, not velvet.

Correct. http://sleevehead.blogspot.de/2012/11/noel-coward-exhibition.html
post #2183 of 3651
Ah, my mistake. Still, I think bottle green could be fun (though not as your first and only dinner suit perhaps).
post #2184 of 3651
For the record, it can be velvet and polyester. Velvet is a weave, not a fabric. His jacket looks like velvet to me.
post #2185 of 3651
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I saw this post on Ethan Newton's blog recently:

http://ethandesu.com/post/74796411036/blue-shears-by-hiroshi-kubota

I really like the shape of the shawl lapels, and it's also nice to a DB jacket with shawl lapels. The turnback cuffs are an interesting touch, and hark back to an earlier time.

 

Reminscent of Bogart's in Casablanca...

 

post #2186 of 3651
I don't believe I've ever seen turnback cuffs on a jacket before.

Very cool.
post #2187 of 3651
The Duke of Windsor had many jackets with turnback cuffs, including several odd dinner suits (e.g. lord of isle green tartan dinner suit). Prince Charles also spot some form time to time
post #2188 of 3651
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

The Duke of Windsor had many jackets with turnback cuffs, including several odd dinner suits (e.g. lord of isle green tartan dinner suit). Prince Charles also spot some form time to time


Yes, I think that it's generally quite a British thing, as far as my limited knowledge of tailoring goes, as I've really only seen turnback cuffs on suits by H.Huntsman and such places.
post #2189 of 3651
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I don't believe I've ever seen turnback cuffs on a jacket before.

Very cool.

They were popular on tuxedos in the 1960s and occasionally show up on the red carpet today. I've written a post on the topic that includes lots of examples.



post #2190 of 3651
Can they be put on normal jackets?

I have a magnificent DJ that I fear doesn't have enough sleeve to let down.

J
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