I usually don't go for the dinner jackets in collections - I just find that the concept limits mens' evening wear so much and if it's about all looking like matching penguins then I'm not interested. But with the new collections at Paris and Milan I spotted a few ideas I liked - ones which take the idea of evening wear and play with the cut, the shape, the idea... which is what should be done with evening wear.
Jean-Paul Gaultier's interpretation of a dinner jacket.
This Gareth Pugh (ss2011) version eveningwear is a big favourite.
What do we think? How formal does formal have to be?