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Blackwatch tartan dinner jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by WICaniac, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    Flowers can be expensive.
     
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    The first picture is just wrong. People who think "black tie" means you just have to wear a black tie are morons. Dressing like this is a textbook example of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The second picture is, if possible, even more wrong, ostentatiously wrong, in fact. That is supposed to be a DJ, except it isn't. There is no such thing as a blazer DJ. There just isn't. Nor is there such a thing as grey tie. Finally, jeans + DJ = massive fail. God help us, I bet he is also wearing tennis shoes. If you want to be louche, get a velvet smoking jacket. If you want to be really louche, get a frogged velvet smoking jacket. Oh, and one more thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. WICaniac

    WICaniac Well-Known Member

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    Passed on the DJ.


    Have been eying these Thurstons as well. They're classic and quite a bit cheaper than Favourbrook's bees.
     
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    Very limited use unless you live in Scotland and attend Burns Night Suppers and similar which have a slightly less formal flavour to them or attend similar Scottish functions, say or ex-Pat groups.

    If you need to ask you do not need it and have no real recognition of when it would be appropriate to wear such a garment.
     
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    One of the regular posters had a great rant in another thread about setting an example through his dress. If you really have a yen to wear a DJ I would say go for it. Worse case scenario is you stand out. Do you want to stand out?
     
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  6. WICaniac

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    I don't disagree (although I'd probably more charitable in my use of terms, as the vast majority simply don't know better). For the record, I was seeking advice not on how to transgress black tie convention but rather how (and whether) to use the blackwatch DJ outside of the normal settings. I have come around to concurring that for most people (including me) it's a reach.

    Fair enough, I suppose, given my flippant OP, but per post 16 I know exactly when such a garment is appropriate and was asking whether there existed any additional, acceptable venues for wear. This thread produced no consensus, but a majority (of about three people who weighed in on this issue) adhere to traditional guidelines. I still think a blackwatch DJ is too handsome of an item to be relegated to the most arcane of settings, but I'll leave it to others to trend set.
     
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    Wow, you sound like James Bond!
     
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    42R, Nice. I say go for it. It is a beautiful piece of work. But I am not your wife.
     
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    The thing about the Brooks Bros Blackwatch is that- - unlike those Jos A Banks abominations I posted-- when seen in person the tartan is subtle enough to be acceptable. This is the key.

    In a similar vein, I sometimes were this vintage brocade dinner jacket for more "casual" black tie events. Note: the photos were taken in full winter sun so it appears as more grey than it would in the evening.
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