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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

The Chai

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I know it’s tricky to tell from the photo - but the facing looks like dupioni rather than Shantung?
Possibly. The silk was sold as shantung but it does look more dupioni than shantung. Regardless the subtle slubby effect I wanted is there and it turned out very well. Looks like a vintage matte satin from afar
 

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...and the silk faced turn back cuffs were a good call in hindsight
Good to hear it worked out the way intended!

Interestingly, I spotted a dinner suit in The Armoury Landmark which was made of black dupioni with black grosgrain. The dupioni a bit matte (with subtle slub and slight sheen) works well with the grosgrain as well.
 

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Good to hear it worked out the way intended!

Interestingly, I spotted a dinner suit in The Armoury Landmark which was made of black dupioni with black grosgrain. The dupioni a bit matte (with subtle slub and slight sheen) works well with the grosgrain as well.
is it the 4x1 from the photoshoot?
 

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...and the silk faced turn back cuffs were a good call in hindsight
They do add a nice added flourish to the garment. It's also reassuring that you think so as I'm having a dinner jacket made with faced gauntlet cuffs, albeit in velvet.
 

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Why is it that bow ties and lapel facings can be either grosgrain or satin, but the bows on opera pumps are always grosgrain?
I noticed that, too, when I was searching for pumps. I guess maybe because satin bows wouldn‘t have enough contrast to the patent leather?
 

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