White Dinner Jacket/Tuxedo Jacket for Houston wedding

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  1. HoustonRollTide

    HoustonRollTide Member

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    I assume you are saying that even if I have my Groomsmen rent the WDJ then I could still buy one for myself and have it match pretty nicely. I may end up doing that. But then I might as well get the rest of the get up too. Which would probably mean having to buy a standard black tux so I have the pants. But wouldn't make much sense just to buy WDJ and black pants since that set up is not always appropriate. This is why weddings can become expensive haha!
     
  2. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Your groomsmen should rent if they want.

    If I were you, I'd buy myself a WDJ and rent black tuxedo trousers. Or, buy them, and then one day when I wanted to wear a black dj, I'd buy a black velvet dj so as to avoid the problem of trousers and jacket not matching.
     
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  3. HoustonRollTide

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    Noted. I found that WDJ you recommended earlier in the post here in the U.S. They sell the jacket in two styles, one with shawl lapel and the other notch. But from what I was told earlier the notch is less desirable :/. They also offer the jacket with pants as well for pretty cheap http://www.dobell.com/1-button-white-shawl-lapel-2-piece-tuxedo-usa/. But I did notice the pants that come with these are flat front, not sure if those are acceptable to more formal events. A jacket & pants combo for only $250 seems cheap.
     
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    Veremund Senior member

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    I don't see any reason not to grab it. I'd put the trigger were I you. Seems like a bargain. Now let's see how it fits.
     
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    Nice, I just might. But you think that flat front pants would be appropriate for a wedding? I may see if they can do pleated pants with the jacket.
     
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    Unless cost is a real concern, I'd consider Kent Wang (fellow Houstonian - well, he grew up here). You can assuredly get black pants and a white jacket and you can get it half or quarter lined, which will make it a lot more pleasant down here in July
     
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    I don't think any guest at your wedding will care about the front of your pants. :lol:
     
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  8. HoustonRollTide

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    Thanks, I will check him out. I couldn't find any dinner jackets on his site. Just full Tuxedo in black or midnight blue. Seeing that you are from Houston can you recommend a private retail store that carries a larger selection for Tuxedo rentals? Couture house is the best I have found and they have a Ivory DJ with peak lapel, no vents, and no pocket flaps. However the jacket has two buttons. I have had trouble finding a shop here that carries a IDJ with a shawl lapel, one button, no pocket flaps, and no vents. I am sure there is one but it seems harder to find since Men's Warehouse and all the other giants dominate the search engines.
     
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    I actually have no idea. I'd email Kent about white, I bet he has something, but I could be wrong.

    The only rentals I know of are Jos A Bank, Mens Warehouse, and Al's Formalwear, but I haven't rented clothing since high school. There may be something out there I'm not aware of. On the purchase spectrum: R Rose Clothier downtown does made to measure Samuelsohn. M Penner does a few made to measure deals, I think. And Sid Mashburn does made to measure, as well.

    Sorry, wish I could be more helpful on the rental front.
     
  10. HoustonRollTide

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    Well, you SOBs have broken me and I have decided to buy my own WDJ. And to go even further I have decided that I will buy my 5 groomsmen their WDJs as their groomsman gift. I am going to try that Alexander Dobell Shawl WDJ that we mentioned earlier in this post. $180 is alot to spend on Groomsmen gifts but oh well, at least they will use their gift. My next dilemma comes with the rest of the attire. Most of my groomsmen own standard black tuxedos so they will have the other parts with no issue. For me however, I do not own a black tuxedo. As I mentioned before I can get flat front tuxedo pants with the WDJ for an extra $60. My questions is whether that is a good idea. If I buy those black pants with the WDJ would it be possible to just buy a black tuxedo jacket at a later date to complete the tuxedo. That way I could reuse the pants with the black jacket and get more use out of them. But I know dye lots can be tricky and I am afraid that the blacks not match up. I appreciate all of yalls help!
     
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    At $60 for the pants, I would just get them and worry about a black jacket/pant match when the time comes. If you find a jacket that works, great. If not, worst case, you'll have a WDJ set and a BDJ set. For what it's worth, my jacket/pant pieces only made up about a quarter of the overall costs for my black tie rig (including shoes and tailoring). You'll already have the shirt, shoes, studs, and cummerbund, and the major portion of the jacket/pant set is the jacket anyway. Your incremental costs will be minimal.
     
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    Might not be a popular choice but J Crew does a nice looking ecru shawl collared dinner jacket. They will also sell you the black strides you need with the satin stripe down the outseam. A lot of genuine J Crew stuff appears BNWT on eBay so have a snoop on there too.
     
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    Absolutely. +1.
     
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    You could buy this black tuxedo suit and white dinner jacket for yourself. Each is priced at $129. Just tuck in the pockets on the black dinner jacket and you're good to go.

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    http://www.dobell.com/alexander-dobell-white-tuxedo-jacket-with-peak-lapel-usa/
     
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