The Peaked Lapel Dinner Jacket (Tuxedo)

For a complete tuxedo ensemble, you will need the following:

  1. A jet black or midnight blue peaked lapel tuxedo jacket with silk or grosgrain faced lapels
  2. A matching pair of high-rise trousers with silk or grosgrain side trimmings. The trousers must not have any belt loops, should be uncuffed and should be held in place by a pair of silk suspenders.
  3. A front pleated white cotton shirt with matching cufflinks and studs. The cufflinks/stud set could be made of black stone of white Mother of Pearl.
  4. A Silk bow tie
  5. A low cut dress vest with three front buttons and silk/grosgrain lapels
  6. A white linen pocket square
  7. A pair of black over the cuff socks
  8. A pair of plain black shiny leather oxfords or a pair of patent leather oxfords
  9. No wrist watch or pocket watch with a tuxedo.
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Pleated front tuxedo shirt with studs, pure silk suspenders/vests, pure silk bow-tie.
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pleated trousers with side seams covered with silk ribbons
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Dress vest (waistcoat) 3 x silk covered button and silk lapel
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Pure silk bow tie
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Patent leather oxford shoes with black over-the-cuff socks.
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Complete tuxedo ensemble with white linen pocket square

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Black patent leather dress (tuxedo) shoes.

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Pure silk linen full-canvas tuxedo jackets
Dress waistcoat with silk lapel and silk covered buttons

 

 

What I am wearing today (10 August 2015)

Today I am wearing a woolen medium gray not-lapel two-button full-canvas suit with a ticket pocket, a blue/white striped Winchester Shirt with club collars and French cuffs, a black/charcoal/deep-purple striped silk tie, a white linen pocket square,  a pair of black oxford shoes, and a 1971 vintage Rado NCC 101 watch in stainless steel case and bracelet.

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Rado NCC 101 day date automatic

What I am wearing today (07 May 2015)

Today I am wearing a cotton  blue-check 3-button notch-lapel unstructured and unlined sports jacket, a blue/white striped cotton shirt with French cuffs, a red/blue horizontal striped silk-knit tie, a pair of black monk-strap shoes and a vintage gold-plated Omega Seamaster black-dial watch in a black leather strap. I am not wearing a pocket square today.

It seems to me that a light blue shirt (not a stripe) would have been more appropriate with today’s ensemble. The stripes of the shirt and checks of the Sports-jacket appear to be clashing. This could an example of how not mix checks and stripes.

Another minor thing is that today I am wearing a pair of silk-knot cufflinks.

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Omega Seamaster date gold plted manual winding black leather strap