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    Opinion on this Louis Feraud dinner jacket & trousers

    I picked up this double breasted black tie ensemble from Louis Feraud at a thrift store for all of $3, and would appreciate any comments on its acceptability. It is 100% wool with satin facings/trim. Sorry about the picture quality, the camera is misbehaving.
    To my inexperienced eye it seems quite alright, apart from the trousers having belt loops. Should I have them removed?



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    I wouldn't bother having the belt loops removed. No-one will see underneath the jacket.

    Looks nice otherwise - I do like DB DJs.

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    Personally I would always wear this with a pocket square, as there is no boutiniere. This avoids it looking too "boring".

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    Quote Originally Posted by avedwards
    Personally I would always wear this with a pocket square, as there is no boutiniere. This avoids it looking too "boring".
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I though there was not normally a hole for a boutinniere on a DB DJ. The carnation or similar goes in the notch at the top of the silk part of the lapel where it meets the wool collar of the lapel, where there is usually a thread to hold it in place.

    Pocket squares always look good too! Also, I think a silk scarf always sets off a DB DJ.

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    Don't know how such things go over on your side of the orb, LordBest, but I'm willing to bet that over here that tuxedo would be perfectly acceptable at 90-plus percent of "black tie" events.

    How's the fit? For as little as you have into, it would still seem a bargain to part with a bit of scratch to make it fit well, should that be necessary.

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    Thank you for the replies, glad to know there is nothing terribly wrong with it. Would it be suitable for a 'high level' vintage event?
    The fit is far too tight at the moment, but I think it will fit quite well when I have lost some more weight.
    I will of course wear it with a pocket square, and possibly a boutonniere if appropriate. There is a thread accross the gap of the peak lapel where a flower would normally go, but no loop on the back of the lapel, a bit odd I think. Nothing a good tailor could not fix.
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    I can't imagine a single event (apart from white tie, of course) where this wouldn't be right for. It is beautiful! I wish I were a smaller size so that I could go vintage! Wear a boutonnire or a PS in dark red to really set this off!
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    Except that in the States, men's jackets button left OVER right. You appear to have it backwards, or else it was intended for Hadley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordBest
    There is a thread accross the gap of the peak lapel where a flower would normally go, but no loop on the back of the lapel, a bit odd I think.
    You'll find a thread on the right lapel as well. They are placed there to give stability to the lapel peak as they have a tendency to droop. I would not advise forcing a flower stem though the gap. Best to have a tailor cut a proper buttonhole with a keeper loop on the backside.

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    BTW, it looks like an 80's job to me.

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