Continuing our photo feature from last month, we take a brief look at some of the tailoring details present in the dinner and smoking jackets featured.


Lapels/shawl/roll collars

Red tartan ‘deep’ shawl collar in black satin. As the collar is one piece of fabric it is generally known as a shawl or roll collar. This example is ‘deep’ because of the width or belly at the lower part of the collar

Blue velvet smoking with shawl or roll collar. Another example of a shawl collar, this time ‘regular’ rather than deep with silk chord edging. 

Red velvet ‘tulip lapel’


The blue smoking jacket features ‘olivettes’ – the term for the toggle type fastening see here with silk chord frogging ‘crows feet’