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Velvet Dinner Jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demo5, May 12, 2006.

  1. demo5

    demo5 Senior member

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    I am thinking of having a black velvet, single breasted, peaked lapel tux jacket made. I was going to have it done with grosgrain to match my current wool tux pants and the grosgrain on my evening slippers. I would appreciate thoughts on whether this will work, or whether I need to go with a satin finish.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I think this would look best done in a sort of fashion-forward way. Slim the lapels down a bit, keep the shoulders fairly natural. As far as the grosgrain goes, it's hard to say without seeing it and some satin next to the velvet.
     
  3. stach

    stach Senior member

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    I understand your wanting to match the pants but imo satin looks better with velvet.
     
  4. Hanseat

    Hanseat Senior member

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    I agree that I satin would be a better choice to 'counter' the dullness of the velvet.
     
  5. demo5

    demo5 Senior member

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    Ok, assuming grosgrain is out, what are peoples' thoughts on sating vs. silk?
     
  6. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Satin silk is what they were referring to. [​IMG] If you want something really decadent, you could always get a dinner jacket made of regular suiting but with velvet lapels... my friend has one like that and I love it.
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Satin silk is what they were referring to. [​IMG] If you want something really decadent, you could always get a dinner jacket made of regular suiting but with velvet lapels... my friend has one like that and I love it.

    Cloak made a Pseudo-tux like this, I tried it on and it looked pretty good. Very fashion-forward though so might not be the best choice depending on the occasion/wearer.
     
  8. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    I happen to have a black velvet jacket, and the lapels are satin. (They are also notch, though I would have preferred peak). I think the satin looks good on it, but if you have other grosgrain accoutrements, I don't see why it couldn't work with velvet. I would definitely try to find one OTR first, before going to the trouble and expense of having one made, however. It seems like the kind of item you could find on the cheap at a clearance rack or on the 'bay. (I'm embarrassed to say exactly where I found mine and how little I paid for it.)

    Good luck.
     
  9. stach

    stach Senior member

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    choose a silk faille fabric with a tiny rib that's as shiny as you can find. It would look elegant, if understated.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    A brown velvet with black grosgain lapels would be quite nice and distinctive.
     
  11. The False Prophet

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    I think a shawl lapel might work better than peak. It recalls a smoking jacket, and also is less trad, which complements the velvet nicely.
     
  12. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I think a shawl lapel might work better than peak. It recalls a smoking jacket, and also is less trad, which complements the velvet nicely.

    Also less ubiquitous.
     
  13. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Self lapels or grosgrain lapels in either peak or shawl. Satin I dont like with silk velvet.


    Whether or not you face the lapels, the buttons should be grosgrain silk covered.
     

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