A man’s short jacket without tails, typically a black one, worn with a bow tie for formal occasions in the evening.
- James wore a dinner jacket and black silk bow tie, although he had adjusted it to hang around his neck so that he could undo his top-button.
- When the invitation says black ties or lounge suits, always invest in a dinner jacket and black tie for the occasion, as being the sole wearer of a lounge suit at an enormously posh occasion can be embarrassing, or construed as stingy by some.
- And he started the tradition of wearing a black tie with the dinner jacket, instead of the tailcoat's white tie, another of Brummell's legacies.
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