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1)The Oxford English Dictionary notes "tuxedo" as being older than "dinner jacket." Personally, I doubt my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather would have fought in the Revolution if he had wanted me to use the British terminology.

2)I would agree that black is probably better for a first tuxedo. As the Black Tie Guide puts it, "Keep in mind that while you can wear the same classic black tuxedo dozens of times without anyone knowing whether you have one or a dozen of them, a tuxedo with even a hint of color will stand out as being your only dinner suit."

3)All three buttons on the evening waistcoat/vest are buttoned.

4)The cummerbund fabric, as I remember, matches the lapel fabric--satin for satin, grosgrain for grosgrain.

And, on the off-chance you haven't yet discovered the Black Tie Guide:
https://www.blacktieguide.com/

It looks like a good plan. Me, I have a great fondness for the shawl collar, but it is indeed the hardest lapel to do well.
 
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