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Red Shawl Collar Velvet Jacket

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by tubs, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. tubs

    tubs Senior Member

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    I picked up a vintage shawl collar velvet jacket in a nice cranberry-ish red color. I'm planning on wearing it for valentine's day dinner, but haven't had a shawl collar jacket before. Do I have to wear a bow tie? Is a standard neck tie a no-no? Could I not wear a tie? If I did that, would an OCBD be too casual?

    Here's a crappy photo.

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  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Go and rock a cravatte. And a pipe.
     


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    I'd say bow tie FTW.
     


  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Distinguished Member

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    I'm inclined to think that jacket would be appropriate only if you have a string of girls you've turned out to work the streets for you!
     


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    Veremund Distinguished Member

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    Did you wear it?
     


  6. Eli Curt

    Eli Curt Senior Member

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    This. Curious to hear how this turned out.
     


  7. tubs

    tubs Senior Member

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    I wore it with a one of my skinnier ties- I didn't have bow tie at the time but picked some up a week ago. I looked fine, but don't have any pictures to share.
     


  8. Eli Curt

    Eli Curt Senior Member

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    Put it back on and snap some!
     


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    RoseGardener Well-Known Member

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    Got to take pic dude :) No pic didn't happen.
     


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