While I was in Manhattan last week I stopped by to see Paul Winston at Winston Tailors (no web site but he also offers specialty items for dog fanciers at Chipp2) and gaze at his tussah silk jacketings. Tussah is a relatively inexpensive plain weave silk from wild silkworms that is even nubbier than shantung, and Winston may be the one tailoring shop in the western world that has it in a variety of colors (the raspberry is nice). I have been pondering the cream for a shawl collared one button dinner jacket.
The major thing holding me back is the non-trivial obstacle that I would have nowhere to wear a cream dinner jacket. Further, I cannot think of occasions I could begin attending for the purpose unless I was to convince my better half that we should begin taking Caribbean cruises. Or open a casino in North Africa.
$1500 for an odd jacket made to measure.