Lest we forget, the satin jacket is also a staple of the early 80's stand up comedian. They work well with rainbow suspenders and contrast nicely with brick walls. Also, if your jokes stink, you can bedazzle the audience with "shiny stuff."
Well, I disagree. I don't have a problem with satin. But the cut matters a lot if you want to pull it off. You don't want to have anything that looks like the satin diner jackets from the 50's. There's a picture of a Dior Homme satin suit in GQ this month, and it looks really sharp.
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what do folks think about satin neckties? I like solid neckties, and have seen a few solid satin ones in catalogues (Charles Tyrwhitt etc), but have resisted. Bic