could you even tuck in an OCBD without looking ridiculous with these?
and while i'm at it, has anyone heard of the brand "Siviglia"?
I just got my SuitSupply jacket back from the tailor after getting the sleeves shortened. The jacket comes with surgeon cuffs and I needed it shorted by about an inch. My tailor recommended getting it shortened at the sleeve end because 1) it's cheaper and 2) she said that shortening at the shoulder would cause the arm hole to be smaller. What I didn't expect is that in the process of shortening at the cuff, she would fold the extra length into the inside of the sleeve, which then covered the bottom-most button hole. She then decided to stitch it shut. Is this normal? Should she have shortened the excess instead to keep the surgeon cuffs?
Thanks in advance!
Is it socially acceptable to wear a white dinner suit to a black tie event?
I mean I believe that the order of acceptability is black peak lapel >shawl lapel> navy peak lapel> shawl lapel > black velvet.... and so on, but would a white dinner suit simply look way too tacky?
White dinner jackets are perfectly acceptable in certain circumstances: Summer evening events, evening events in year round warm climate locations, cruises in the summer time. Do you see the theme? White is a warm weather color when in this context. Of note: The jacket you linked to is awful. If you are going to wear a white dinner jacket, go as traditional as possible. Even in warm climates nearly everyone will be wearing black to black tie events anyway. Although acceptable, white jackets will still be fairly rare. Stand out for having good taste, not bad.
And yes, a full white tux would not be appropriate. White dinner jackets call for black formal trousers.
I second his second.
Also, arguments can be made that off-white/ivory is preferred over pure white, and shawl over peaks for white/ivory single-breasted. Both of these points are probably venturing into angels-and-pins territory, though.