Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.
I'm dying to go to Queen of the Night.
It's food and sex, plus you get to wear a tux. What's better than that?
It lasting two full days with a change from morning dress, to black tie, and back, and then white tie the second night.
I couldn't find the colour version of the picture below, but in it you would see that Noel Coward's dinner suit is of brown velvet, trousers included.
I saw this post on Ethan Newton's blog recently:
I really like the shape of the shawl lapels, and it's also nice to a DB jacket with shawl lapels. The turnback cuffs are an interesting touch, and hark back to an earlier time.
I have seen this suit in person. IIRC, it is a polyester based brown worsted, not velvet.
Ah, my mistake. Still, I think bottle green could be fun (though not as your first and only dinner suit perhaps).
For the record, it can be velvet and polyester. Velvet is a weave, not a fabric. His jacket looks like velvet to me.
Reminscent of Bogart's in Casablanca...
I don't believe I've ever seen turnback cuffs on a jacket before.
The Duke of Windsor had many jackets with turnback cuffs, including several odd dinner suits (e.g. lord of isle green tartan dinner suit). Prince Charles also spot some form time to time
Yes, I think that it's generally quite a British thing, as far as my limited knowledge of tailoring goes, as I've really only seen turnback cuffs on suits by H.Huntsman and such places.
They were popular on tuxedos in the 1960s and occasionally show up on the red carpet today. I've written a post on the topic that includes lots of examples.
Can they be put on normal jackets?
I have a magnificent DJ that I fear doesn't have enough sleeve to let down.
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