Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.
We are either both right or both wrong.
This is good.
The Duke of Windsor...not exactly timid.
Midnight blue trousers with a cream or white dinner jacket? Doesn't sound right. They ought to be black if not worn with a matching jacket, no?
Midnight blue semi-formal trousers look great with cream or off-white jackets, so you're in luck.
If you ever get that cream DB 4x1 linen suit, you can use the jacket that way in a pinch.
I wouldn't do a white jacket for black tie. Not that it's wrong, but it's kinda "Would you care for hors d'œuvre, sir?"
Two-button DB dinner jacket for the Royal idiot savant*:
* Not specific enough: the DoW.
You don't even know what that means. You never could.
What an odd buttoning point.
Not really sure what point you are making here, since a reference to the "buttoning point" of the jacket is not part of your original post. www.blacktieguide.com (considered by many on SF to be an authority on black tie) points out that the regular (or lounge) suit and the tuxedo do not share a common heritage and, hence, should exhibit stylistic differences. Structurally, a suit jacket and a dinner jacket should be different in certain key details such as type of lapels, presence of silk facing, number of buttons, and vents (or lack thereof). Do you mean by your last sentence that each should button at the same place on the jacket?
I'm pretty set on having a cream Dupioni DB shawl, 4x1, dinner jacket made. I haven't decided who, yet, though.
It is a nice day outside.
Impromptu Monday black tie party on the lawn of the Dwarf Club?
Will try and get a pic up later, I'm not really sure what its called.
This is the pattern i was talking about.
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