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Opinions on this combination please - for my wedding

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I think that dinner jacket, if it really is a dinner jacket, is not very nice. It's not right for black tie, and looks pretty weird as a suit. It has silk faced lapels, so clearly its aiming at DJ territory, but it has flap pockets, a single vent and probably someone more knowledgeable than me can say better but it looks like a two button suit even though it only has one button.
IMO its not suitable to wear as black tie, and looks weird as a suit, I would buy one or the other so I could use it again.

I actually rather like the look of the shoes, although they are pretty casual.
 

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Originally Posted by youngscientist
It has silk faced lapels, so clearly its aiming at DJ territory, but it has flap pockets, a single vent and probably someone more knowledgeable than me can say better but it looks like a two button suit even though it only has one button. .

Not to mention that it's striped...
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
Not to mention that it's striped...

Yeah, actually I modify my opinion from "not very nice" to actually pretty horrible, and I have decided that its not a dinner jacket at all, just a black suit with some odd bits, but then that is just my opinion.
 

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Firstly, congratulations on your impending nuptials!
Originally Posted by JohnGalt
Thoughts on this: http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/ALEXAN...B/sts/sr_men80
I don't like that one bit. Flap pockets? Not great. No breast pocket? Where are you going to put your pocket square? Center vent? Sub-optimal. STRIPED???
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt
With these: http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/GUCCI/...s/sr_salemen80 Thanks in advance!
I think those shoes would look great with an otherwise-traditional tuxedo ensemble (peak lapel, besom pockets, no vents, one button, bowtie, white or burgundy PS, SOLID BLACK). Mix too many "modernizations" and you have something that's neither fish nor fowl, but stinks nonetheless.
Originally Posted by JohnGalt
I really wanted this: http://store.costumenational.com/ite...d10=491104971B but I'm a 40 and I read that they run true to size.
At least that's got traditional detailing. Good luck w/your outfit - my wife will attest that I spent entirely too much time getting my attire sorted out for our recent wedding!
 

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The design details are okay, but 50% Acetate - no. A proper wedding suit should be of mostly natural fibers. You would not feel proud to look back at your wedding photos years from now and see "fashion" from 2009.
 

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