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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. dopey

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    I couldn't have seen that coming.
     


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    That's a lot of overlap for a single breasted. I actually thought it was double at first glance. My guess it was altered by moving the button.

    Other than that that's very unconventional, I actually think it looks decent.
     


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    I always love coming back here and enjoying the warmth of the reception. :)

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    That's a good looking jacket. The lapels are a little wider than what I prefer to wear but they are not wrong. If you look at pictures and movies from the 1930's particularly a lot of dinner jackets have wide lapels such as that.
     


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    Society in general is leisurely in a much more casual way than it used to be, so black and white tie aren't as popular. Even for more serious events, people still wear grey, blue and black suits. Personally, if a tuxedo is an option, I'd take it.
     
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    To each his own. Why do you like them? Do they create an effect you want to achieve? In any event, may you enjoy wearing the tuxedo if you keep it.

    What design label is that tuxedo?
     
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    When it comes to clothes, I buy what appeals to my eye. It is just that simple. This struck a cord with me. This is vintage, and English. I don't recall the maker.
     


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    I thought they were too long when I looked at them. Especially since his arm his bent, it would be even longer when straight.
     


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    Thanks for the response.
     


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    I just have bit of a question regarding a shawl collar DJ I've acquired.

    it is a standard one button affair but the center button is double sided and on the inside has a rather long shank. My question is, am I supposed to use this button? ie. button both inside edges together as opposed to the standard overlap of the lapels.

    Alternatively, have I completely misunderstood the function of this button?
     


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    Yes - the button on the "inside" is the one that goes through the buttonhole, so you have buttons on each side.
     


  12. ZirconiumZephyr

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    interesting, is there a name for this? I haven't noticed any examples of it...not that I've been looking too hard That and google images isn't that likely to show 'proper' black tie.
     


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    A link front? I thought that was rather rare.
     


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    My two vintage dinner jackets (20s & 30s) both have link fronts. Seems to have been more common in the past.
     


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    Is the cut for link front much different, or could you convert a DJ to be link front?
     


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