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Topic - Sartorial advice - dinner jacket hire

FrankBooth - on 10 Jun 2013
I'm off to a black tie charity do next week that one of my biggest clients is throwing. I'm likely to be mixing it up with some of their senior bods, so I need to lok the part. My old DJ was fine in my student days 25 years ago, but wont cut the mustard anymore so I need to sort one out for the evening. So, buy or hire?

So, as far as I can see my choices are:
Hire a suit - but they're almost exclusively polyester, which might be okay but will feel like a cheap suit. 60ish inc suit/shirt/tie
Buy one from M&S - again 60. Again polyester/viscose. Plus shirt/tie
Bite the bullet and buy a wool one one for around 180 (there's a half price sale on in a nearby department store), plus shirt/tie. More expensive but wil look/feel much better.

Not sure when I'll next wear it, so bit reluctant to buy, but there again don't really want to turn up in a cheap suit...

I did look on ebay for ex-hire ones, but it's the kind of thing i think you need to try on.

Advice, gentlemen (and ladies), please...
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