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post #4021 of 4595
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the tuxedo should not be monkeyed with.
Got it, no monkeying around with the monkey suit. shog[1].gif
post #4022 of 4595
Probably set myself up for that. My point, although poorly made, was that each of us must make our own decisions when it comes to formal rules. The lions share of those you interact with won't know the rules, nor give a care about what you have on, as long as you don't look like a complete clown. If you do care and chose to follow for whatever personal reasons, black tie doesn't provide many options for individuality.

BTW....nice to see some quick wit.
post #4023 of 4595
Night at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Cross post with the Show us your Chan thread.



post #4024 of 4595
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Night at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Cross post with the Show us your Chan thread.



 

 

:worship:

 

Superb.

post #4025 of 4595
like it! the white carnation, or something in red for contrast (reddish stone small one, etc.) seem like great options to me.
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Got my dinner jacket back, with a boutonniere hole cut open; tailor couldn't do a Milanese buttonhole, he said the Grosgrain facings were wayyy tooooo thick. Choice of three lapel pins smile.gif
post #4026 of 4595
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Night at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Cross post with the Show us your Chan thread.
  Picture 1 (Click to show)

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Well done! :thumbs-up:

 

I have two small questions about the dinner jacket:

 

  1. The pictures appear to show side vents pointing out; was it a personal choice to go with vents and if so would you mind commenting on why?
  2. What about the boutonnière?
post #4027 of 4595
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Originally Posted by palk View Post

Well done! thumbs-up.gif

I have two small questions about the dinner jacket:
  1. The pictures appear to show side vents pointing out; was it a personal choice to go with vents and if so would you mind commenting on why?
  2. What about the boutonnière?

Thanks!

I do like and decided on the vents. I have a rather large arse from playing hockey, which means that ventless jackets puff up in a rather unflattering manner. The vents break that up and I'm pretty ok with breaking that one rule. They normally don't poke up that much, but these photos were taken at the end of the evening, after sitting for both dinner and the symphony - some wrinkling and pulling was inevitable!

It was indeed an oversight as far as the boutonnière. Unfortunately I don't have anyone local who I trust to open up a button hole and do a decent job of it. Any recommendations from anyone here? I could travel with my DJ and have a tailor do it somewhere during my travels... just haven't found anyone yet.
post #4028 of 4595
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Originally Posted by traditional AE View Post

Probably set myself up for that. My point, although poorly made, was that each of us must make our own decisions when it comes to formal rules. The lions share of those you interact with won't know the rules, nor give a care about what you have on, as long as you don't look like a complete clown. If you do care and chose to follow for whatever personal reasons, black tie doesn't provide many options for individuality.

BTW....nice to see some quick wit.

 

I beg to differ. The studs, cufflinks, waistcoat, shirt, bowtie, and shoes all offer a fairly large amount of opportunity for expressing your personality.  Arguably, there might actually be too much leeway.  Imagine arriving at an event in a more formal kit such as Poirot's here:

 

 

only to find everyone fancies themselves James Bond:

 

 

post #4029 of 4595
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Did somebody say James Bond?

 

 

:slayer:

post #4030 of 4595

I was thinking of having a Midnight Blue single breasted peak lapel one button jetted pocket lounge suit made. Do you guys think it can pass off as a faux dinner jacket? Was thinking of wearing it with a midnight blue dupioni silk bow tie and a fly front hidden placket cream shirt I have.


Edited by The Chai - 11/23/15 at 7:46pm
post #4031 of 4595
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I was thinking of having a Midnight Blue single breasted peak lapel one button jetted pocket lounge suit made. Do you guys think it can pass off as a faux dinner jacket?

No, I dont. But it sounds like a nice suit.

post #4032 of 4595
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Originally Posted by The Chai View Post

I was thinking of having a Midnight Blue single breasted peak lapel one button jetted pocket lounge suit made. Do you guys think it can pass off as a faux dinner jacket?

No.
post #4033 of 4595

Cross post from the Ongoing Bespoke Thread, a shot of my dinner jacket from my wedding a few months ago:

 

 Loro Piana Events Collection

4" Peak lapel

One button

Side Vents

Mother of pearl buttons

Vintage studs

post #4034 of 4595
Love the jacket but too many studs on the shirt. They reach out and grab the eye, to the detriment of the rig. IMHO. Three would be much better; two sublime.
post #4035 of 4595
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

Love the jacket but too many studs on the shirt. They reach out and grab the eye, to the detriment of the rig. IMHO. Three would be much better; two sublime.


Would that not look strange though to have 2 or 3 studs followed by visible buttons?

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