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@archibaldleach and @Andy57, thank you very much for the quick replies.

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Goodness, just realised that I haven't worn black tie for 2 years now.
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Goodness, just realised that I haven't worn black tie for 2 years now.


First time in almost 5 months for me. That's quite a drought in my terms...

 

 

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First time in almost 5 months for me. That's quite a drought in my terms...

 

Smart as usual; well done.  By the way, I saw a black seersucker DJ at an event recently and to me, it stuck out like a sore thumb against the more traditional styles; certainly not as much as a white / ivory, but definitely noticeable.  Has that been your experience with yours as well?

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By the way, I saw a black seersucker DJ at an event recently and to me, it stuck out like a sore thumb against the more traditional styles; certainly not as much as a white / ivory, but definitely noticeable.  Has that been your experience with yours as well?


Honestly, no. But then, I'm not the one viewing me wearing a seersucker DJ. It may stick out to others, but I suspect that it does not as far as 99% of the people who see me wearing it are concerned. They just see some guy in a tuxedo.

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Seems like RLPL went a bit "creative" with one of their tuxedos. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=87952616

 

 

The denim shawl collar tuxedo. 

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The denim shawl collar tuxedo. 

 

For dinners in the bush.

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The denim shawl collar tuxedo.

I don't think that's even bad. Plus, remember most velvet is cotton, too.
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Seems like RLPL went a bit "creative" with one of their tuxedos. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=87952616


The denim shawl collar tuxedo. 

Awful.
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Hey guys,

Can I get your advice on wearing dinner jackets? Specifically, can this be worn as a dinner jacket? Or is it an orphan?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-POLO-RALPH-LAUREN-By-CORNELIANI-Black-Wool-Tuxedo-Sport-Coat-50-40-R-895-/322119206595?hash=item4affcd06c3:g:t8sAAOSwDV1XQ0xk
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It could be worn as a dinner jacket if you found the trousers to go with it. Unfortunately only velvet jackets and the more outré coloured and patterned DJs can be worn with any old black tie trouser. So yes it is an orphan.
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It could be worn as a dinner jacket if you found the trousers to go with it. Unfortunately only velvet jackets and the more outré coloured and patterned DJs can be worn with any old black tie trouser. So yes it is an orphan.

Thank you.
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It could be worn as a dinner jacket if you found the trousers to go with it. Unfortunately only velvet jackets and the more outré coloured and patterned DJs can be worn with any old black tie trouser. So yes it is an orphan.


I, of course, disagree. Wear it as a DJ with your current formal trousers and waistcoat (or cummerbund). The first DJ I ever purchased, when I was about 21, was a jacket, waistcoat, and trousers. Since then, I've only bought separates. A DJ is not simply a posh lounge suit. No one cares, let alone ever notices.

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Another question for the experts:

Thinking of procuring a cotton/silk tux. Would I need to get a formal bow tie that has roughly similar texture/sheen (or lack thereof) or would my regular black bow tie do?

And can I get your opinions on this?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523883/nwt-brioni-silk-tuxedo-black-handmade-suit-5-900-size-40-34
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Another question for the experts:

Thinking of procuring a cotton/silk tux. Would I need to get a formal bow tie that has roughly similar texture/sheen (or lack thereof) or would my regular black bow tie do?

And can I get your opinions on this?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523883/nwt-brioni-silk-tuxedo-black-handmade-suit-5-900-size-40-34

 

I like the styling of that one. I wasn't sure about the piping/trim along the lapel at first, but as I saw some other photos, I came to like it, as well as the subtle curve of the lapel. I also think the herringbone is small and subtle enough it could be fine for a summer evening event.

 

My biggest complaint about it is the use of cotton, which is apparent in the pictures - it wrinkles badly, which means pressing before every wear, and possibly looking a bit disheveled by the end of the evening (which depending on the event may happen anyway :-). Were it in a light wool, I would love it. 

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