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Midnight Blue dinner jacket remotely acceptable?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Will Carothers, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Will Carothers

    Will Carothers Member

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    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/...16499#fn=sp=1&spc=278&ruleId=27&slotId=rec(5)

    I found this Midnight, shawl collar dinner jacket on the mace's website. I know that by almost anyone's standards it is unacceptable, but is this a viable option for a guy who has a choice between a horribly fitting rental or this with a pair of black tuxedo trouser.

    I know it:
    -is not pure wool
    -has no satin on buttons
    -two buttons
    -double vented

    But it is slim fit, and cheaper than a rental (sub $70)...
    So any opinions?
     
  2. JackAndy

    JackAndy Member

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    That's fine, but not with black pants unless you want to look like the waiter.
     
  3. Will Carothers

    Will Carothers Member

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    What color pants would you suggest since the jacket is sold as a dinner jacket but not part of a suit? I thought black tux trousers would be the best option
     
  4. loiclac

    loiclac Well-Known Member

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    I asked a similar question a while and the answer dont buy it if the same shop does not offer the matching pants. the price might be so low because the pants are missing in the first place.
     
  5. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    Wearing this with black trouser will be horrible. Safe your money.
     
  6. ELG

    ELG Well-Known Member

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    I love the color, but I think the lapel is far too narrow.
     
  7. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Ignore it. The trousers MUST be made from the same cloth otherwise you will look as bad as in a rental. Settle for the rental and try to go somewhere where they offer you something that fits.

    It looks dreadful for the record.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  8. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    +1.
     

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