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Picture of Dorian gray--screenshots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tiger02, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    First, an 8x4 doublebreasted lounge suit. Not only for power forwards!
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    Next, a dinner jacket with silk cuffs, of which someone was looking for a picture. This is an extreme example.
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    And finally, what appears to be a velvet shawl collared DJ. This brings me to an interesting question: DJ are no longer considered appropriate for the average dinner out. Would you consider going out in incognito but (mostly)appropriate dinner attire? I'm thinking a jacket like this one (or with narrower lapels), with pants sporting a satin stripe, normal collared shirt, maybe a black ascot with white pindots or just an open collar. A bit of subtle sophistication.

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  2. tiger02

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    What, no one's willing to wear a tux to dinner anymore? [​IMG]
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    From time to time I will don a dinner jacket for a special evening with Mrs. Vintage Gent, if for no other reason than to confer upon the evening a certain elegance.
     
  4. Get Smart

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    that pic reminded me that I own an 8x4 pinstriped double breast suit that hasnt seen wear in many years
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    I would call that a smoking, rather than a dinner jacket. To add to the confusion, the French and many Scandinavians call a dinner jacket a "smoking". This is probably due to same confusion.

    A smoking jacket is homewear, on par with a dressing-gown, I think.
     
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    I believe the whole le Smoking being a dinner jacket stemmed from the 1920s where if one were wearing a dinner suit then inevitably one would be smoking cigarettes.

    THe two go naturally together, as seen by the French; quite chic.
     
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    that pic reminded me that I own an 8x4 pinstriped double breast suit that hasnt seen wear in many years

    Is it a neo-Edwardian mod suit?
     
  8. Lucky Strike

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    Is it a neo-Edwardian mod suit?

    That's exactly what the top photo looks like, I think.
     

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