Tuxedo Shawl Collar - Buttonhole or Not?

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    Schwazer Senior member

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    Should it have a buttonhole or not?

    I heard it interferes with the line of the shawl collar.
     
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    No. There should, however, be an elastic loop on the back of the lapel.
     
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    What use is an elastic loop without a button-hole?
     
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    Bump.

    Anyone else have an opinion? Cheers.
     
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    My two cents: I like a button hole on peak lapels but agree that the gentle curve of a shawl will look disturbed by a button hole which in all likelihood will not be used anyway. I dunno what Capt. Jeff is on about, having a loop on the back of a lapel that will be useless if there isn't a hole for the flower stem to pass through???

    My reference point for a lot of these questions is the old movies shown on AMC! I remember seeing someone from the forties with a very broad shawl collar dinner jacket once and a prominent button hole that looked way too ostentatious for the implied subdued nature of black tie.
     
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    Thanks.

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    So no to the Tom Ford tuxedo.
     

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