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Opinion on Change of Buttons

AxlJack

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I just bought a Shawl Lapel Blazer that has cloth covered buttons. Now I know these buttons are reserved for a tux, however I dont ever intend to use it as such since they never came with a pair of trousers; just the jacket. The lapels are black and the cloth is a lighter black than the lapel (gravitating towards a very very dark grey) So given the usage as an odd blazer should I change them to normal buttons or leave em as they are? Edit: Pics of the blazer
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Originally Posted by AxlJack
I just bought a Shawl Lapel Blazer that has cloth covered buttons. Now I know these buttons are reserved for a tux, however I dont ever intend to use it as such since they never came with a pair of trousers; just the jacket.

The lapels are black and the cloth is a lighter black than the lapel (gravitating towards a very very dark grey)


So given the usage as an odd blazer should I change them to normal buttons or leave em as they are?


Sounds like a tuxedo jacket to me. How do you plan to wear it?!
 

AxlJack

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Originally Posted by acecow
Sounds like a tuxedo jacket to me. How do you plan to wear it?!

lol thats what I'm thinking, but i was gonna try wearing it like an SB with tie
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Didn't you say it was a shawl lapel?
 

VelvetGreen

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Just no.
 

harry2quinn

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Hard to tell without pics, but sounds like you should wear it as a dinner jacket. Dinner jackets may have shawl lapels, but it depends on exactly how dark that gray is. If it's pretty much black, you may get away with it.
 

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Sounds like a bad idea, not sure it could work as dinner jacket either. If lapels were peaked instead of shawl, you might just about get away with it - i.e. could be just interpreted as an eccentric style / fashion statement.

But for sure: With shawl lapels and nightly colors, this will not be the sport coat you wear on a nice spring day, sun out and shining, birds chirping ...

For evening wear what do you hope to match up such a jacket with? Jeans, Chinos? Dress pants out of the question with this odd jacket.

Take it back whence you got it, get a proper dinner jacket or suit.
 

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Originally Posted by AxlJack
lol thats what I'm thinking, but i was gonna try wearing it like an SB with tie
confused.gif


Regarding this usage of "an SB" -- we know it means single-breasted, but do you actually say "an SB" out loud like that in real life? If so, that is kind of weird.
 

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Keep the buttons.

Throw away everything else.
 

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