Dear Cutter and Tailor Members,
I need to have a dinner suit made, would you please help me with ideas for possible styles - SB, DB, type of trousers to be worn (if any in particular; belt, no belt, suspenders, etc.) - and post pictures to help me visualise the whole thing. Thank you.
Forgot to mention, what would be the best type of fabric for this? Barathea? Something else? Thanks again.
Others have covered styling options. Material wise:
Cashmere cordurouy in a fine wale.
Are all possibilities.
If you take a look over at Davide Taub's website he's made one out of linen, unlined. The linen seems to have a special finish applied to it. A nice suggestion for summer black tie.
The first 4 in the list would lend themselves to a nice, crisp formal look (especially mohair) quite traditional.
The last two, and the linen option lend themselves to a more louche even playboy look to my mind. A touch rich, a touch decadent.
I like both looks, but you have to pick the look that suits your personalty. You need to be comfortable, to look relaxed which is what you want at a black tie event.