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What say you about these lapels?
BlueDJ.jpg

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Yes. I am not one to shy away from wide lapels. I actually quite like them. However, I am on the fence with these. I do like the cut of the lapels though. Either way, it was cheap, it is midnight blue and I picked it up on a whim. If it does not work out, no big loss.
I couldn't have seen that coming.
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That's a lot of overlap for a single breasted. I actually thought it was double at first glance. My guess it was altered by moving the button.

 

Other than that that's very unconventional, I actually think it looks decent.

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I couldn't have seen that coming.

I always love coming back here and enjoying the warmth of the reception. smile.gif

Mike
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What say you about these lapels?
BlueDJ.jpg

That's a good looking jacket. The lapels are a little wider than what I prefer to wear but they are not wrong. If you look at pictures and movies from the 1930's particularly a lot of dinner jackets have wide lapels such as that.
post #635 of 3237

 Society in general is leisurely in a much more casual way than it used to be, so black and white tie aren't as popular. Even for more serious events, people still wear grey, blue and black suits. Personally, if a tuxedo is an option, I'd take it.


Edited by VinnyMac - 9/28/12 at 8:34pm
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Personally I don't like bellied lapels, but many do.

Including me. smile.gif

To each his own. Why do you like them? Do they create an effect you want to achieve? In any event, may you enjoy wearing the tuxedo if you keep it.

What design label is that tuxedo?
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To each his own. Why do you like them? Do they create an effect you want to achieve? In any event, may you enjoy wearing the tuxedo if you keep it.
What design label is that tuxedo?

When it comes to clothes, I buy what appeals to my eye. It is just that simple. This struck a cord with me. This is vintage, and English. I don't recall the maker.
post #638 of 3237
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Foo, this question grows out of wondering if I've been pushing my tailor to make my sleeves a bit too short. Are your sleeves on this suit as long as the picture makes them look, and if so, what would you say about it. If that's right, then I'm definitely wrong. I like the DB shawl though, it is definitely not going to look like all the others.

I thought they were too long when I looked at them. Especially since his arm his bent, it would be even longer when straight.
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To each his own. Why do you like them? Do they create an effect you want to achieve? In any event, may you enjoy wearing the tuxedo if you keep it.
What design label is that tuxedo?

When it comes to clothes, I buy what appeals to my eye. It is just that simple. This struck a cord with me. This is vintage, and English. I don't recall the maker.

Thanks for the response.
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I just have bit of a question regarding a shawl collar DJ I've acquired.

it is a standard one button affair but the center button is double sided and on the inside has a rather long shank. My question is, am I supposed to use this button? ie. button both inside edges together as opposed to the standard overlap of the lapels.

 

Alternatively, have I completely misunderstood the function of this button?
 

post #641 of 3237
Yes - the button on the "inside" is the one that goes through the buttonhole, so you have buttons on each side.
post #642 of 3237
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Yes - the button on the "inside" is the one that goes through the buttonhole, so you have buttons on each side.

 

interesting, is there a name for this? I haven't noticed any examples of it...not that I've been looking too hard That and google images isn't that likely to show 'proper' black tie.
 

post #643 of 3237

A link front? I thought that was rather rare.

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My two vintage dinner jackets (20s & 30s) both have link fronts. Seems to have been more common in the past.
post #645 of 3237
Is the cut for link front much different, or could you convert a DJ to be link front?
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