The Dinner Jacket

Dress simply. If you wear a dinner jacket, don’t wear anything else on it … like lunch or dinner. ?George Burns

 When you hear the words dinner jacket, what images come to mind? To me, the dinner jacket captures the essence of a more romantic era of 1930’s Hollywood. In the golden film era the dinner jacket  became synonymous with elegance, confidence and subtle sex appeal. Humphrey Bogart in a dinner jacket could stop conversation cold just by walking into a room.

The dinner jacket actually hearkens back to 1865 when Edward, Prince of Wales – later to become Edward VII – had his tailor fashion an easier-fitting style of jacket to be worn on less formal evenings at home or at his club.  To the royal family, I suppose a dinner jacket was considered casual wear!

Why should a man of the new millennium consider owning a dinner jacket? Because of its singular style. Because you will be the only one at the country club?or among your buddies? to own one. And most important, because we all need at least one eccentricity, don’t you think?

A dinner jacket is requisite formal attire on many cruise lines, and is at home at the Club or formal dinner parties. Wearing a fine silk dinner jacket tells the world “I’ve arrived. I’m a man of importance.”

The garment I’m offering to my customers is not your ordinary, off-the-hanger dinner jacket. It’s the newest addition to David’s Signature Collection of custom tailored designs for men. Cut from Isis wool and silk, measured to fit your form, and tailored to perfection, my dinner jacket will feel like it was made in heaven.

This holiday season, start a legend of your own. Dinner is purely optional.


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