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Cross posting from the WAYWRN thread...last night in Las Vegas.

 

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And another cross-post from Sunday night, at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.

 

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^ Note to self. A white dinner jacket is totally a practical purpose.

If I tell myself that often enough, I'll have one for next summer.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ Note to self. A white dinner jacket is totally a practical purpose.

If I tell myself that often enough, I'll have one for next summer.


Just do it. Get one and wear it.

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That's just spectacular--like being draped in the creamiest of luxuriant frostings.

 

No doubt you lit up the joint, and with such a classy dame on your arm...

</bogart>

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The rig for my wedding reception. Was originally planning to change from morning dress to black tie, but thought what the heck, why not keep it tailsy.

 

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Originally Posted by aj805 View Post
 

That's just spectacular--like being draped in the creamiest of luxuriant frostings.

 

No doubt you lit up the joint, and with such a classy dame on your arm...

</bogart>


Thank you. She was getting all the attention both nights, which pleased her immensely. She lights up any joint she walks into.

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If I have a tuxedo that I really like, but I want an ivory jacket made to complement it à la Andy at Guy Savoy, is it going to look off if I get fabric from a different maker?

Maybe specifics will help: I have a Formosa tuxedo made from Drapers Barathea, and am considering getting an ivory shawl collar dinner jacket to accompany it for summer black tie. However as far as I know Drapers does not make an ivory Barathea fabric, though H&S does. If I get the H&S fabric made into a dinner jacket, is it going to look off with the Formosa trousers, or does it not matter since it is a dinner jacket and the fabric need not match because a dinner jacket is intended to be a contrast?
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If I have a tuxedo that I really like, but I want an ivory jacket made to complement it à la Andy at Guy Savoy, is it going to look off if I get fabric from a different maker?

Maybe specifics will help: I have a Formosa tuxedo made from Drapers Barathea, and am considering getting an ivory shawl collar dinner jacket to accompany it for summer black tie. However as far as I know Drapers does not make an ivory Barathea fabric, though H&S does. If I get the H&S fabric made into a dinner jacket, is it going to look off with the Formosa trousers, or does it not matter since it is a dinner jacket and the fabric need not match because a dinner jacket is intended to be a contrast?


My ivory dinner jacket is a one-off. In fact, all ivory DJs are one-offs. Get one made up in a fabric you like and don't worry about it.

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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

If I have a tuxedo that I really like, but I want an ivory jacket made to complement it à la Andy at Guy Savoy, is it going to look off if I get fabric from a different maker?

Maybe specifics will help: I have a Formosa tuxedo made from Drapers Barathea, and am considering getting an ivory shawl collar dinner jacket to accompany it for summer black tie. However as far as I know Drapers does not make an ivory Barathea fabric, though H&S does. If I get the H&S fabric made into a dinner jacket, is it going to look off with the Formosa trousers, or does it not matter since it is a dinner jacket and the fabric need not match because a dinner jacket is intended to be a contrast?

Think of a white dinner jacket like you'd think of any other odd jacket. It's there to contrast with the trousers and look different, so it doesn't matter if it isn't from the same fabric book or anything like that.
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Just do it. Get one and wear it.

I plan to. Will probably chat with Hemrajani about it next February or March. Biggest debate is going to be SB shawl or DB a la Bogie in Casablanca.

I respectfully submit, sir, that you would do well to acquire a velvet smoking jacket of some sort. Perhaps you have, but don't believe I've seen photos.
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I plan to. Will probably chat with Hemrajani about it next February or March. Biggest debate is going to be SB shawl or DB a la Bogie in Casablanca.

I respectfully submit, sir, that you would do well to acquire a velvet smoking jacket of some sort. Perhaps you have, but don't believe I've seen photos.


I've been thinking about that. I saw some outstanding examples last Fall in some of the windows in the Piccadilly Arcade in London. That got me to thinking. Then there's this:

 


The jacket worn by the guy on the right looks pretty good without being fussy. But I am also thinking about a midnight-blue dinner jacket to essentially replace my black seersucker. We shall see. I will probably also get one made by Joe at some point. Just not sure which concept yet.

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@Andy57 What is the proper pant to be worn with an ivory DJ?  Would you wear it with your normal black tuxedo pant with satin stripe?

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The jacket worn by the guy on the right looks pretty good without being fussy. But I am also thinking about a midnight-blue dinner jacket to essentially replace my black seersucker. We shall see. I will probably also get one made by Joe at some point. Just not sure which concept yet.

Midnight blue (preferably with different lapel type than your black dinner jacket) would be a nice pickup for someone who wears black tie as often as you do. If you're on a 1 in 1 out plan, probably replace the seersucker as the cream jacket you already have should cover you for the warmer months. Plus you'd have two pairs of trousers (black and midnight) to wear the cream jacket with. Variety can be nice.
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@Andy57 What is the proper pant to be worn with an ivory DJ?  Would you wear it with your normal black tuxedo pant with satin stripe?


Yes, just wear your regular black formal trousers. I would also recommend a cummerbund instead of a waistcoat, but that's just a personal preference.

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