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  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
  • 16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular
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16/1523 vintage valentino luxury italian wool black notch lapel dinner suit 46-47 regular

£149.00
£124.17 TAX FREE
  • The Chaps Say:

    Luxury cloth, distinctive scheme and detailing. Save £££s.

    • Embroidered satin linings
    • Single-pleat trouser
    • Buttons for braces
    • Belt loops
    • Waistline change pocket

    Condition: EXCELLENT - shows very minor signs of wear from occasional use but has no significant flaws. See photos.

    Estimated size to fit: UK / US 46-47 Regular, Europe 56-57

    Sizing tip: Labelled 44 but measures considerably larger.

    Jacket:

    Underarm to underarm - 25.25"
    Across fastening - 24"
    Cuff to underarm - 16.75"
    Cuff to shoulder seam - 25.25"
    Shoulders - 20.75"
    Length from nape of neck (excluding collar) to hem - 31"

    Trousers:

    Waist - 40"
    Outside leg - 41.5"
    Inside leg - 30.25" plus 2" to let down
    Width at hem - 10"

    Our stock ref: 16/1523
    Unpacked weight: 1400g

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Black Tie Standards

A savvy row buying guide.

Barathea wool is considered the classic choice for formal dinner suits. Heavier than anything you'll find on today's high street, a good barathea will last a lifetime and never look out of place. Vintage barathea DJs are widely available, quality is routinely excellent, and so is value for money. 

A velvet dinner jacket is a more 'dandy' alternative, perhaps. Originally derived from the smoking jacket and often still described as such. Silk-velvet examples are highly sought-after, and rightly so.

At first, black tie 'rules' might appear somewhat rigid and prescriptive but, as always, the enjoyment is in the detail! Subtle variations in cut and finish enable savvy chaps to reflect their individual tastes without ever appearing immodest (that would, of course, constitute the height of bad manners). 

Mr Tiernan's favoured cut is a 1 button single-breasted with grosgrain peak lapel. What will you choose? Read more


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