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Quarter-lined Dinner Jacket: a Stroke of Stupidity or Genius?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    They're at my parents' house in Maryland. Maybe I'll scan and post them one day, just for kicks. Perhaps it will put things in perspective: no matter how ridiculous people think I look now, it is nothing compared to what I looked like back then.

    You're manning up and doing a 4 to 1 DB, right?


    - B
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member

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    You're manning up and doing a 4 to 1 DB, right?

    I was thinking 6 x 2, like my flannel suit. But with shawl lapels.
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I was thinking 6 x 2, like my flannel suit. But with shawl lapels.

    6x2 shawl?

    Someone...please...get me a martini...stat...


    - B
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member

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    6x2 shawl?

    Someone...please...get me a martini...stat...


    What? 4 x 1 shawl makes more sense?
     
  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member

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    What? 4 x 1 shawl makes more sense?

    Yes, shawls look better when they are longer. Low button stance. I even lower the pocket an inch or so on shawls. Bogart in Casablanca.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    What? 4 x 1 shawl makes more sense?

    Yes. If there is a 6x2 DB shawl dinner jacket, I have not seen it.

    I don't see you as a buttoning point innovator.

    A 4 lets all the buttons be below the shawl. The concept of show buttons at the level of a shawl lapel fills me with baby Jesus sadness.

    If you want to be swank, put in buttonholes on either side of the shawl, so wrong but so right.

    - B
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member

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    I don't see you as a buttoning point innovator.

    This hurts.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    This hurts.

    Would you hate me if I said that I would like you better in a peaked lapel dinner jacket, and then you could have your 6x2?

    And that you should get a three season fabric dinner suit, but then add cream SB shawl in something will o' the wisp for the summer? It's only money.

    Does it sound like I'm shouting?


    - B
     
  9. Despos

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    Would you hate me if I said that I would like you better in a peaked lapel dinner jacket, and then you could have your 6x2?

    And that you should get a three season fabric dinner suit, but then add cream SB shawl in something will o' the wisp for the summer? It's only money.

    Does it sound like I'm shouting?


    - B



    one of the first times I am in agreement with the Vox.
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member

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    Would you hate me if I said that I would like you better in a peaked lapel dinner jacket, and then you could have your 6x2?

    And that you should get a three season fabric dinner suit, but then add cream SB shawl in something will o' the wisp for the summer? It's only money.

    Does it sound like I'm shouting?


    Whoah there. There will be one dinner suit. I'd go shawl lapel SB, before going peak lapel DB. So, I will consider the 4x1 configuration and look around for examples.
     
  11. aportnoy

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    Everyone's first dinner suit should be a one button, peak-lapel in a black, three season cloth, preferably from the Fisher formal book.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member

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    Everyone's first dinner suit should be a one button, peak-lapel in a black, three season cloth, preferably from the Fisher formal book.
    ... with matching shorts
     
  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    one of the first times I am in agreement with the Vox.

    Five crisp Washingtons are in the mail for you, per our agreement.

    Whoah there. There will be one dinner suit. I'd go shawl lapel SB, before going peak lapel DB. So, I will consider the 4x1 configuration and look around for examples.

    Well, in your defense, here's a prince in a 6x2 shawl:

    [​IMG]

    But here's a fallen king in a 4x2:

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  14. Despos

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  15. voxsartoria

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    Whoah there. There will be one dinner suit. I'd go shawl lapel SB, before going peak lapel DB. So, I will consider the 4x1 configuration and look around for examples.

    I'm suggesting one pair of dinner trousers but two jackets, one for three seasons and the other for summer or travel to warm places.

    Think big.


    - B
     
  16. Despos

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    The prince looks like he is wearing a 2 on 1
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member

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    Everyone's first dinner suit should be a one button, peak-lapel in a black, three season cloth, preferably from the Fisher formal book.

    I'll look into the Fisher formal book. But no-go on the peak lapel, single-breasted. My current tux is in that configuration and I have developed an unnatural distaste for it.

    [​IMG]

    See? What's so wrong with that? Dashing, if you ask me.
     
  18. aportnoy

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    I'll look into the Fisher formal book. But no-go on the peak lapel, single-breasted. My current tux is in that configuration and I have developed an unnatural distaste for it.



    See? What's so wrong with that? Dashing, if you ask me.


    What's the beef with 1B, peak? Is it a boredom thing?
     
  19. Manton

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    Cape Kid is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  20. Despos

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    See? What's so wrong with that? Dashing, if you ask me.

    It works best as a second or third DJ in your closet. I agree that it looks good.
     

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