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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.