The non-black dinner jacket thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CaymanS, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. table21

    table21 Senior member

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    That looks too much like a sports coat for my tastes.
     
  2. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Agree. If it had a shawl collar, I think it would look like a DJ. Or, grosgrain or satin faced peak lapels, or self faced with silk faced collar. I think this one could go either way with the lapel facings.
     
  3. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    That certainly is no dinner jacket; merely an odd looking sports coat.
     
  4. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    I just ordered a burgundy, single-breasted satin-shawl lapelled dinner jacket. I went with side vents, but have been reading that ventless is more traditional. My reasoning is that the vents will be more practical. Anyone see any problem with this?[​IMG]
     
  5. ballmouse

    ballmouse Senior member

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    David Niven pulled it quite well in The Pink Panther. But then again, there's only one David Niven.
     
  6. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    No problem with any of it. Side vents are fine, and a bit less formal. I don't think anyone is going to stop you to say "I quite like the burgundy, but those side vents are rather gauche, to my eye." However, if they do, they had better be in impeccable White Tie, and with a beautiful woman.
     
  7. LeviMay

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    Picked up my burgundy smoking jacket today. Looks kind of brown or purple here. The colour is really tricky to photograph. Anyway...

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  8. Ayo Ariyo

    Ayo Ariyo New Member

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    Neeeeed to know where this was purchased if possible?? or anything similar in this colour, thanks in advance
     

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