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The weather is overcast and much colder today here in NYC than yesterday, giving one the reason (or the excuse) to don an overcoat, along with scarf and hat. Today's suit is something of a mystery to me - one I've not worn in a long while, and one which purchase I cannot rightly remember. Happily, it seems to fit, and is a solid enough fabric to keep out any stray cold breezes.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt & braces - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Lewin (I would say vintage, as it's labeled "Made in England", which hasn't happened in some decades, but I was the original purchaser - oh, well, tempus fugit)
Cufflinks - DVVS, NYC (now defunct)
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Carmina
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Laird, London
(Not shown - face mask - New & Lingwood)

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The weather is overcast and much colder today here in NYC than yesterday, giving one the reason (or the excuse) to don an overcoat, along with scarf and hat. Today's suit is something of a mystery to me - one I've not worn in a long while, and one which purchase I cannot rightly remember. Happily, it seems to fit, and is a solid enough fabric to keep out any stray cold breezes.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt & braces - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Lewin (I would say vintage, as it's labeled "Made in England", which hasn't happened in some decades, but I was the original purchaser - oh, well, tempus fugit)
Cufflinks - DVVS, NYC (now defunct)
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Carmina
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Laird, London
(Not shown - face mask - New & Lingwood)

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Beautiful overcoat.
 

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
 

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
Up front, I am supremely biased against any sort of traditional necktie with black tie

Without seeing a side by side, I think I would opt for the BW bow tie.

YMMV
 

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
I have a black shantung tie that I have worn with a dinner jacket successfully.
 

Thin White Duke

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
Come awwwwn man! Black tie events are few and far between. You can’t wear a long tie. Don’t you live in NYC? There must be some options for you to pick up a black bow tie in time surely? If that’s absolutely out of the question then the BW bow tie will have to do but you’ll surely regret not getting into the full rig??
 

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