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The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

The Chai

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What are everyone's thoughts on using the William halstead 3 ply 55% wool 45% kid mohair in midnight mohair for a three piece dinner jacket? It's a cloth reminiscent of the old tonik
 

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What are everyone's thoughts on using the William halstead 3 ply 55% wool 45% kid mohair in midnight mohair for a three piece dinner jacket? It's a cloth reminiscent of the old tonik
I think that would work very well indeed.
 

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Saw this shawl collar dinner jacket with matching trousers in the window of an upscale men's resale shop. The buttons were some sort of gold flake buttons.

Didn't go in to ask about the size or price. If anyone is interested the shop is on the south side of Ventura Blvd between Laurel Canyon and Whitsett in Studio City CA.

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I'd wear the jacket, but not the trousers. It reminds me of Versace.
 

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I'd wear the jacket, but not the trousers. It reminds me of Versace.
Isn't that also a waistcoat on the adjacent dummy? Very Liberace on the whole-- and avoiding that by only a little with black trousers and cummerbund.
 
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Isn't that also a waistcoat on the adjacent dummy? Very Liberace on the whole-- and avoiding that by only a little with black trousers and cummerbund.
Looks like it. I think the jacket, by itself, would be fine. Not if you don't like to stand out, of course. As a shrinking violet myself, I'm sure I'd be deeply conflicted.

Last night, in my Burma jacket and London Lounge midnight mohair trousers:
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And a discerning choice of accessories always helps:
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Yes, the yellow dress makes all the rest worthwhile. Congrats!
 

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This past Saturday, out to dinner in Russian River country, northern Sonoma, California:
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In other news, I approved the grosgrain for my off-white formal trousers over the weekend, so I'm hoping to receive them pretty soon!
 

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Which fabric are you using?
 

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About last night. Formal Wednesday?
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Burma jacket, midnight blue trousers & cummerbund. As always, the right accessories are key.
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If charm and class are key, I'd say that you are the accessory ...
Silly jokes apart, your rig is excellent and you both are a wonderful couple.
That is, indeed, the case. I am merely a backdrop against which my wife can shine. Or dazzle, in this particular dress, which throws off sparkles like a disco ball when the light hits it.
 

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