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Black Tie: Velvet/Velvetine(?) Dinner Jacket

post #1 of 5
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I need to buy a new DJ as I have shrunk to the extent that my old one is not like a tent. I fancy a velvet dinner jacket with a shawl collar that I can wear with black dress trousers or trews. I was looking at suitthatfits to get one made and I noticed they have velvet but it is called "velvetine" velvet. Like so:-

 

http://www.asuitthatfits.com/shop/index.php?Itemid=1&option=com_stylewizard&rangeid=8&Material%20Type=64&task=sortby&sortby=pop_desc

 

"Velveteen", as far as I know is not real velvet so if I go for this would it be inferior in quality to an off the peg jacket like this one....

 

http://www.oliverbrown.org.uk/mens-clothing-and-menswear/evening-wear-and-black-tie/single-breasted-shawl-collar-smoking-jackets

 

...or would there be little difference so getting the fitted item may be better? Any clues?

post #2 of 5
Get a normal evening dress. For most functions you would look like something of an idiot in such a thing. Fine if the function is at your home or if you are the Chairman of your company or other eccentric, not fine other wise.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hmmm. Maybe.

It's a concern, I'll admit. Trews can go with the coatee anyway and are OK with a normal dinne jacket.

Could go with SuitThatFits one or off the peg Marc Wallace and get it tweeked.

Quite like this one
https://www.marcwallace.com/shop/shawl-collar-dinner/

Any other makes worth looking at?
post #4 of 5
Assuming it fits and you like it, it will be fine.

Trews (usually tartan) are fine/quite acceptable for the Scots but that is it. For all others it is stupid and is merely affectation.
post #5 of 5
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I'm Scots, so that's fine.

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