/ Sartorial advice - dinner jacket 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...
It's costume, so I wouldn't go overboard, but I wouldn't go really cheap either - middle of the road M&S.
No matter how expensive your DJ, if you wear a pre-tied tie and a wing collar, it will look cheap and nasty.
I did think that, but realistically, I'm just not going to have the time
Also, don't obsess over material: fit is much more important.
Sorry if that's teaching my grandmother to suck eggs...
Most people I know tie their own bow-tie but we did have one chap who would bring a proper tie to swap for his pre-tied in the bar afterwards.
For style advice there is a website of Suits of James Bond. The undoubtedly best dressed villain is Kamal Khan.
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