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Camo Dinner Jacket - The Bespoke Tailor

Hello and welcome to The Bespoke Tailor – The Home Of British Tailoring. Are you looking for a Camo Dinner Jacket? If so, you have come to the right place.

Over the past 2 or 3 years, we have seen a large surge in clients looking to push the boundaries on dinner jackets. Even though evening wear is very traditional, many of the cloth mills have increased their offering of Jacquard designs. Predominant within this selection we see a lot of camouflage or camo dinner jacket fabrics coming through.

The average client goes to 6-10 events a year where black tie is required. Many of those have only the one outfit, which tends to be classic that that can be worn for years to come. If you are looking for a camo dinner jacket, I would suggest this to be the second or even third choice in your wardrobe – the last thing you want is to be known for the jacket!

However, if you looking for something different, then a camo dinner jacket can be a great option.

Being in the tailoring industry now for 25 years, this is the first time I have seen such a garment coming into fashion. However, if you look at street wear, you will see camo featuring heavily in trainers, casual trousers, tshirts, shirts and pullovers. So, I suppose it was only a matter of time!

Camo is a great option. However, never go for a camo dinner suit, only ever the jacket.

Unless you work within an environment where the rules don’t apply – the music industry for example, then understand the following: Black Tie is a uniform.

Camo Dinner Jacket Styling

Lapel
Many people opt for the Peak lapel on an evening suit. More often than not, this will be made in a black or blue satin too. The width is important and a tailor should always take into account the proportion of the client. On this type of garment, there is no need for a flowerhole.

Vents
A very classic evening garment would be “plain back” without any vent at all. This is a rather dated approach though and so I suggest a side vent is  a safer approach.

Buttoning
On a camo dinner jacket, given it’s a more youthful idea my suggestion would be to go for a single button jacket.

Detailing
The fabric does all the talking! The detailing required on this type of garment is minimal. A sharp, slim peak lapel, black satin buttons and black satin covered jetted pockets in all the garment needs.

Lining
If you are opting for the satin lapel, understand that the satin goes beyond what you see and comes into the inside of the jacket. For this reason, it is advised to do a black satin lining. I’m a fan of this quality found at our friends at Dugdale Bros. Remember, the quality is key as the lining is the first thing you feel!

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A number of cloth mills are now producing this type of jacquard design and we at The Bespoke Tailor pride ourselves in the best. The finest cloth that we have come across is from Huddersfield Fine Worsted which can be found here

Prices range from £949.95 to £1999.95 depending the way in which the garment is made and required detailing.

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Bespoke Tweed Jacket

Welcome To The Bespoke Tailor – The Home Of British Tailoring. With so many clients enjoying the process of a bespoke tweed jacket, I thought you’d want to know more about the do’s and don’ts.

Bespoke Tweed Jackets are so versatile these days. From the office to the pub, restaurant and even a more formal occasions. In the U.K we have some of the best and well-known tweed mills on the planet. We have the pleasure in dealing with many of the great artisans in the trade. Check out our cloth merchant page.

Recently, a client commissioned me to create a bespoke tweed jacket.

Ian is a good client of mine who is a fan of detail and colour. Tweed is a fantastic choice for those looking for either of these.

There are so many types of tweed and below you will find a selection.

Types Of Tweed

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Plain Tweed –  Plain Tweeds come in a variety of colours, weaves and weights. These are a great all round bespoke tweed jacket.

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Overcheck Twill – This is the tweed that most people will recognise. Most commonly found in green, brown and blue, there is a large “windowpane” check that sits above the main colour. Clients who commission this fabric for a bespoke tweed jacket are more than likely into the country sports.

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Houndstooth Tweed – Depending on the size of the “tooth” these can be referred to as DogTooth, HoundsTooth or PuppyTooth. You will often find this pattern in a suiting collection as well as the tweeds. Perfect bespoke tweed jacket for the races!

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Herringbone Tweed – The Herringbone refers to the chevron design seen throughout the pattern. Again, you see this in suiting as well as country attire. The pattern is better appreciated in the sunlight as the chevron bounces daylight and creates a luxurious sheen to the garment. This is a great casual suit or bespoke tweed jacket.

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Striped Tweed – A Stripe Tweed is found in varying weights and colour options and they feature a strong, prominent vertical stripe throughout the pattern.

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Donegal Tweed – Donegals are a personal favourite. These come in many colour options and the unique patterns feature coloured “slubs” coming through in vibrant colours such as reds, yellows and greens.

Bespoke Tweed Jacket Style

Lapel
A classic “Notch” lapel is advised on a country suit. Hand stitching always adds a touch of detail. The width is important and a tailor should always take into account the proportion of the client. The alternative is a Peak Lapel and most often found on a double breasted suit. You do, however, very often see this on a casual jacket these days.

Vents
The rear vent found on the back of the jacket ware invented when we began riding horses. The idea of the side (or double) vent was that is splayed across the back of the horse. I, being an award winning tailor will always advise this to be the best route. We do often see clients who prefer the more modern Centre vent where the aim is to bring the “skirt” into the hips. We are seeing this more often as the jackets are getting shorter.

Buttoning
The traditionalists out there would argue that a single breast 3 button jacket is the ideal. They are not wrong, although a majority of clients would opt for the more elegant 2 button fastening.

Detailing
If want to add to the detail of your bespoke tweed jacket, the lists are endless. From a storm collar to shooting back. Half belt to football buttons, country attire is where clients have fun with the details. Many clients prefer the softer shoulder line on a bespoke tweed jacket for the more casual approach.

Lining
As you can see from the image here of a garment recently made for the horse racing, there are plenty of interesting linings around that allow you bespoke Grand National Outfit to stand out from the crowd!


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