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  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
  • 17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short
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17/0658 (dc) exceptional 1930s 1940s black silk velvet / grosgrain shawl dinner / smoking jacket 38-39 short

£395.00
£329.17 TAX FREE
  • The Chaps Say:

    Genuine antique item. Not to be confused with modern imitations. Rare chance.

    • Single-breasted
    • Jetted hip pockets
    • Silk linings
    • Unvented

    Condition: VERY GOOD - would be considered 'Excellent' but for some minor flaws. A few faint marks to outer - not immediately obvious. Minor wear to edge of facings in a couple of places. Very minor wear to linings. Remarkably clean and 'straight' for age. You will wait a long time to find a better one. See photos.

    Estimated size to fit: UK / US 38-39 Short, Europe 48-49

    Underarm to underarm - 20.5"
    Across fastening - 20"
    Cuff to underarm - 17.5"
    Cuff to shoulder seam - 23.5"
    Shoulders - 17.25"
    Length from nape of neck (excluding collar) to hem - 29.5"

    Our stock ref: 17/0658
    Unpacked weight: 1030g

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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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