Let’s Talk About Dinner Jackets

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In a world where so many are turning away from the traditional, we think there’s something very special about embracing tried and tested dress codes. This is particularly key at this time of year, as the party season is just up ahead.

A true gentleman always dresses correctly for the occasion. In our opinion, formal dinners, parties and balls should always call for a dinner jacket.

Dinner jackets are different to standard suit jackets in a few ways:

  1. They have a luxe satin facing on the lapels
  2. The buttons and pocket trim are also satin
  3. They are worn with a pair of trousers with a matching satin stripe down the outside side of each leg
  4. They are worn with a dress shirt and bow tie

A dinner jacket is designed to be smarter than a usual suit, which makes it the perfect item to bring out of the wardrobe for special occasions. 

We think DJs are important as they send a message to the people around you that you have made a special effort to be there. Making this special effort is particularly key if you work in an industry where you’re expected to wear tailoring every day. 

If you don’t already have a dinner jacket, now is the perfect time of year to make the leap. If you get your order in before the end of October, your finished dinner jacket should be ready in time to wear by mid-December.

To get the most from bespoke tailoring, we recommend choosing a dinner jacket that will work for you for many years to come. The best way to do this is to ask your tailor to make it as classic as possible, that way it will never go out of style. 

Want more advice on how to wear a dinner jacket? Take a look at our advice on what your dinner jacket says about you