- Oct 15, 2007
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Tomorrow I'm attending a "Black Tie Preferred" ball. I was debating either renting a tux, buying a black suit, or possibly buying a cheap tux, with budget being the biggest consideration. I only decided I was even interested in going at the last minute. After talking to SA's at the better local menswear stores, I found out most guys going to this ball are wearing black suits because it's for younger professionals who have little utility for tuxedo's (myself included.) I saw a black Canali suit that was gorgeous, but it was about 4x my budget as it's one of those items that don't ever go on sale.But I also happened upon this very attractive Hugo Boss dinner jacket (is that even the right word?) which was on sale for 1/2 price. I particularly like the marcella texture of the jacket. The jacket is ventless which is unusual, but I think it just adds to the streamlined look. Also I figured, I already owned just about everything else I need to cobble together the look. I'm planning on wearing it with: -Plain black flat-front pants with a straight-hem, they're regular dress pants with a touch of shine to them from Z Zegna -C&J Alex wholecut shoes -A white cotton pocket square from Kent Wang -A white dress shirt french-cuff dress shirt (not a winged collar shirt with studs, just a MTM shirt I wear with suits) -A black 3.5" wide satin tie from Hugo Boss (long tie, not a bow tie) -A silver Dunhill tie clip What are your thoughts on this jacket and the overall look?