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Blackwatch tartan dinner jacket

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

I have the opportunity to purchase this BB blackwatch DJ for $437 (reg $795, may not be made in this style in the future).

 

Wife: Do you really need it?

Me: No one needs one of these.  But I want it badly.

Wife: We don't have the money.

Me: I'll never find it again at this price.

Wife: When will you wear it?

Me: ...

 

Help.

post #2 of 29
I'm personally hoping these come back as I plan to get a purple tartan dinner jacket made up

http://42ndblackwatch1881.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/natty-trad-a-properly-plaid-party/

Best line: "outlaw fashion"
Edited by bertie - 3/14/13 at 7:04pm
post #3 of 29
Well...maybe ask yourself if you really want a blackwatch dinner jacket OR perhaps a blackwatch blazer - Hmmmm? I went through something similar a few months ago and ended up purchasing a subtle blackwatch blazer. I didn't know where or when I'd wear it, however it turned out to be quite versatile and I've been rockin' that sucker a lot the past couple of weeks!
post #4 of 29
I think your wife is right. Save the money, tell her you don't need it and she was right, buy her some flowers and enjoy your night...
post #5 of 29
If you actually don't have the money you probably shouldn't buy this.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

If you actually don't have the money you probably shouldn't buy this.

 

It's the timing more than the means.  This DJ makes me want to host cocktail parties at which it would be appropriate, but I'm wondering whether I could get more mileage out of it.  I get 1-3 black tie invites a year but would wear a tux to all of them.  I also regularly attend banquet dinners that call for a suit.  Could I instead wear this (a) with the rest of my BT ensemble or (b) with regular black trousers and a necktie (as in the below image of a similar DJ)?

 


Edited by WICaniac - 3/14/13 at 10:29pm
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

It's the timing more than the means.  This DJ makes me want to host cocktail parties at which it would be appropriate, but I'm wondering whether I could get more mileage out of it.  I get 1-3 black tie invites a year but would wear a tux to all of them.  I also regularly attend banquet dinners that call for a suit.  Could I instead wear this (a) with the rest of my BT ensemble or (b) with regular black trousers and a necktie (as in the below image of a similar DJ)?



This picture is awful. Please do not do this.

The first question is, do you already have a tux? if you do, then you can think about expanding your repertoire. But if it were me, I would get a "white" (they're really more of a cream) DJ for warm weather before I would get a black watch.

The bottom line is that, if you are at all concerned about the expense, don't. Worrying about the cost of buying a black watch DJ is incompatible with buying a black watch DJ. There are lots of other excellent black tie accessories to spend your money on first. In fact, you can now legitimately go out and spend $250 on something and then tell your wife that she was right and that she convinced you not to buy that jacket so you bought this instead and it only cost $250! etc., etc.

And don't think you will never be able to find a black watch again at such a good price. You can probably find one in perfect condition in a thrift store for $20. Since you don't need matching pants, they are pretty easy to find.
post #8 of 29
I think the advice above is good. To some extent it follows the adage "If you have to ask...". These kind of impulse buys always seem like a good idea at the time. If you decide this is something you want, fits your lifestyle and can fit into your annual clothing budget, you can have one made up for not much more than the BB sale price at that time.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

I'm personally hoping these come back as I plan to get a purple tartan dinner jacket made up

http://42ndblackwatch1881.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/natty-trad-a-properly-plaid-party/

Best line: "outlaw fashion"
Surprisingly Jos A Banks carrys one.
(Not purple but a "Red Stewart" one.)

http://mobile.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100503

Edited by Master Squirrel - 3/15/13 at 8:09am
post #10 of 29
That being said. What size is it? I am in the market.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post


This picture is awful. Please do not do this.

The first question is, do you already have a tux? if you do, then you can think about expanding your repertoire. But if it were me, I would get a "white" (they're really more of a cream) DJ for warm weather before I would get a black watch.

The bottom line is that, if you are at all concerned about the expense, don't. Worrying about the cost of buying a black watch DJ is incompatible with buying a black watch DJ. There are lots of other excellent black tie accessories to spend your money on first. In fact, you can now legitimately go out and spend $250 on something and then tell your wife that she was right and that she convinced you not to buy that jacket so you bought this instead and it only cost $250! etc., etc.

And don't think you will never be able to find a black watch again at such a good price. You can probably find one in perfect condition in a thrift store for $20. Since you don't need matching pants, they are pretty easy to find.

 

 Good idea. I'll be on the lookout for one. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 Yeah, I'd probably not buy a new one if I were the OP.

post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post

Surprisingly Jos A Banks carrys one.
(Not purple but a "Red Stewart" one.) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


See - people are critical of JAB but they are just way ahead of the trends. In a few years when everyone is attending tartan parties - their stock will soar.

For my tartan DJ, I have my heart set on purple and have already acquired the material as an unfunded liability.
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post

That being said. What size is it? I am in the market.

To whom is your question addressed?
post #14 of 29
The OP or who ever has one in my size willing to sell cheap. I do think it is a beautiful jacket.
post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post


Surprisingly Jos A Banks carrys one.
(Not purple but a "Red Stewart" one.)

http://mobile.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100503

 

 

Not a fan of the notch lapel or the relatively boxy cut of the JAB, which can be had for $200.  The wife is on the fence about the BB at $437 but categorically against this jacket at less than half the price.  This isn't quite an impulse purchase as I've been scrounging for one of these for some time.  If I found the JAB at a thrift shop for $20 I'd jump on it, but if I'm buying it retail it has to be perfect.  The BB jacket is in every regard.

 

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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post

That being said. What size is it? I am in the market.

 

If you're asking me, the one I'm contemplating purchasing is a 42R, but the tag still says $795.  The reduced price is a product of overlapping discounts.

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