The Many Carnations Of A Dinner Jacket

Gresham Blake Bespoke Tailoring Consultant and Stylist Martin Jones talks about the trusted Dinner Jacket…..

A Dinner Jacket can take on many carnations from classic black to funky contemporary colours and designs. 

Personally I sit in the middle, almost cherry picking various intricacies from both and amalgamating them into one garment. 

Navy Velvet Jacket | Dinner Jacket | Gresham Blake
Navy Velvet Dinner Jacket

I adore the look of the classic black wool dinner jacket with silk peak lapels, but this is too sober for me.  A midnight blue comes to the top of my list for colour, but bottle green is also fantastic and velvet always wins hands down, offering a beautiful texture contrast against wool trousers. 

Silk Lapel Dinner Jacket | Dinner Suit | Gresham Blake
Embossed Silk Lapel on This Gresham Blake Dinner Suit

As mentioned, silk lapels keep the classic feel, but rather than peak lapels a shawl lapel is my preference, we have used this lapel on our AW18 Silk Dinner Jacket, which is finished off with straight jetted pockets and covered buttons.  The design of this silk cloth lets the Dinner Jacket do all the talking, keep the styling simple with a black velvet bow tie, white pocket square and black patent leather shoes. 

Silk Dinner Jacket | Floral Dinner Jacket | Gresham Blake
Silk Jacquard Dinner Jacket from the Gresham Blake AW18 collection

The Winter festive season is nearly upon us, so if you would like a bespoke Dinner Jacket to wear to your celebrations then book in with any of the Gresham Blake Tailors now by CLICKING HERE. 

If you are not looking to go bespoke, then make sure you pop into either the Brighton or Shoreditch stores where we have a great selection of limited edition Dinner Jackets and occasion wear.  Alternatively our website ships worldwide. 

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