The definitive guide to men's evening wear.
Author: Peter Marshall
March 9, 2012
Henry Poole & Co, smoking jacket
I saw this on the Henry Poole & Co web site the other day. There is no description provided but that’s fitting as it’s beautiful beyond words.
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Is it just me who finds that Henry Poole’s website seems to have disappeared, when following the link?
Oddly, it went down shortly after I wrote this post. I would have thought they’d have it back up by now!
It’s back up and running.
Quite a beautiful jacket, though I’m not sure how I sit with a DB smoking jacket.
Do you think this black-tie like blazer, is the best way to initiate my hyper casual teen cousins into the formality?
I think a black velvet blazer would make a much better transition garment. It’s hipper than a standard dinner jacket yet at the same time respectful of formal wear’s intended understatement. I wore one with my black-tie kit to a friend’s Oscar party recently and it looked very sharp.
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