Dinner jacket tuxedo frequently asked questions

A dinner jacket tuxedo Q and A session

I often get asked quite a few questions with regards to dinner jackets and tuxedos.

And since a lot of you gentlemen out there seem to have more or less the same type of questions with regards to this topic, I thought I’d compile the most common ones and go through them here.

That way, the next time someone asks me one of the following questions, I can simply forward them this link.

Convenient, right?

Let’s do this.

What’s the difference between a dinner jacket and a tuxedo?

According to the firm that claimed to have invented both, there is no difference between the two. As explained here. One is American and the other is British. That’s it. This is perfectly fine because in Kenya most men call a tuxedo a dinner jacket and a dinner jacket a tuxedo.

I’ll simplify it. Both are fancy jackets that are worn on special occasions and events. And let’s be real. You don’t really care about the difference, do you? Perhaps for the sake of making small talk at a networking event. And even then you might be pushing it. All you probably care about is which occasion you can wear them to and how much of an impression you’ll make as you’re in one.

Where to buy tuxedo designer dinner jackets in Kenya?

Again, it’ll all depend on how powerful of an impression you’re trying to leave.

If the function is extremely important to you and you’re looking to amaze everyone with a respect earning dinner jacket, King Sidney is the way to go. Particularly if you’re into the quality and desire unique rare tuxedo dinner jackets in Kenya.

If on the other hand you couldn’t care less and are just trying to satisfy a dress code that says you must wear a tuxedo or a dinner jacket, then don’t buy one, rent it for the day. Cheap renters are all over the place. A quick Google search of the term rent a tuxedo near me should give you a couple of options.

According to the firm that claimed to have invented both, there is no difference between the two. As explained here. One is American and the other is British. That’s it. This is perfectly fine because in Kenya most men call a tuxedo a dinner jacket and a dinner jacket a tuxedo.

I’ll simplify it. Both are fancy jackets that are worn on special occasions and events. And let’s be real. You don’t really care about the difference, do you? Perhaps for the sake of making small talk at a networking event. And even then you might be pushing it. All you probably care about is which occasion you can wear them to and how much of an impression you’ll make as you’re in one.

What are white dinner jackets for?

Personally, I’m not a fan of white dinner jackets, as explained in the video below.

They are too common which reduces the uniqueness and therefore, the wow factor.

Plus white is such a difficult color to maintain.

That being said, white dinner jackets are worn mainly for weddings as the groom.

When are white dinner jackets appropriate?

Again, refer to the answer above. Another major limitation of white dinner jackets as explained in the video is where they can be worn to. I suppose they can be worn to dinner, whether you’re either the host or the guest. However, I feel that a more unique option than a simple white dinner jacket might do a better job of showcasing your unique personality.

Just my thoughts.

Can I wear a dinner jacket to a wedding?

Absolutely. Here’s a gentleman being the most dapper wedding guest at his friend’s wedding in a suave dinner jacket tuxedo.

Designer tuxedo jacket Nairobi Kenya

As a matter of fact, weddings are the perfect place to showcase your style and flair. Therefore a dinner jacket tuxedo is essentially the most ideal attire to wear to a wedding as a guest.

Who makes the best dinner jackets in Africa?

King Sidney of course. I won’t spend any more time on the obvious.

Is a dinner jacket tuxedo a unique gift idea for the stylish Kenyan man?

Absolutely. Because you’ll be giving him a tool to use whenever he has a special occasion. It’s essentially an investment in him.

Not only is a dinner jacket tuxedo a unique gift idea for the stylish Kenyan man, it’s a unique gift idea for the man who has everything, money, success, everything but a sense of style.

A unique gift such as a tuxedo dinner jacket is the perfect way to subtly upgrade someone’s style.

Here’s a quick story just to highlight this point.

A decade ago in another life, I used to be a web developer. I managed to land a few celebrity clients. Music artists in particular. One loved my work so much, that he gifted me a pair of designer jeans.

I remember being somewhat angry when I received the jeans. My exact thoughts were, “Jeans?!! Why didn’t the dude just give me a cash bonus! The money would have helped me more than  some pair of jeans.” However, a very interesting thing proceeded to happen.

As I wore those jeans, I’d get compliments wherever I went. More importantly, wearing those jeans at meetings with other artists led to them being impressed by my sense of style on top of the quality of my work. Which resulted in increased trust and rapport and therefore more money in my pocket.

All those life benefits from a singular statement piece.

Amazing.