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Opinion on this Louis Feraud dinner jacket & trousers

Discussion in 'Suits' started by LordBest, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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

    Looks nice otherwise - I do like DB DJs.
  3. Personally I would always wear this with a pocket square, as there is no boutiniere. This avoids it looking too "boring".
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

    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.
  7. cufflinkmaniac

    cufflinkmaniac A-List Customer

    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!
  8. Bourbon Guy

    Bourbon Guy A-List Customer

    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.
  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    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.
  10. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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

    GBR One of the Regulars

    Why does the coat fasten the wrong way round?
  12. Bourbon Guy

    Bourbon Guy A-List Customer

    To get to the other side. :)

    Southern Hemisphere so everything is backwards.

    OK, there should be a button inside the left front to hold the right front inside and keep it from drooping, no button inside the right front. I expect he's just buttoned it wrong.
  13. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

    Yes, in my haste to take pictures I buttoned it the wrong way.
  14. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    AKA the jigger button.
  15. It looks like a real score to me, well done! :eusa_clap

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