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Recently I had a midnight blue dj made to measure. I was planning to wear it New Years Eve but then I thought why not to Christmas Eve and/ or Christmas dinner? Allways looking for a chance to wear it.

Both will be a family event where the other men will be in button down shirts at most. Since my family should know that by wearing a tuxedo I'm not trying to be show anyone up, and my daily attire includes at least a sportcoat(so I"m dresseir anyway), should I wear my dj?

If not I would probably wear a sportcoat and a tie.
 

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A dinner jacket would be too much for Christmas. A sport coat and tie would be best. Christmas should be relaxed. But most people I know have their Christmas dinner in the afternoon, making the dinner jacket inappropriate in any case. If your family gathering starts before 5:00 PM, there is no need to consider the dinner jacket.
 

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It sounds like there is a good chance that many of the other male members of the family don't own a DJ and that you will out dress them in a sport coat.

If that is the case, I would wear a cardigan and a tie. Even though you care more for clothes than some of them do, why take the chance of making family members uncomfortable on a festive occasion. Besides, a sport coat might be a minor nuisance when carving the turkey, serving drinks, playing with the kids, and suchlike.

Btw, I did not mean to imply that everyone needs a DJ. I have not had occasion to wear one since I took a cruise in 72.

Cheers, Jim. Writing note to myself to get out more.

PS - Often when you need to ask, the answer is No.
 

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A variation on your post to another Group so the same reply is apposite.

No - do not overdress - that would merely make you the centre of (adverse) attention which is surely not your objective.

Follow the pack in the circumstances your describe.
 

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I traditionally wear a cardigan, khaki slacks and a tie. Even for opening gifts with the family in the AM and as late as Christmas dinner. If it's dinner with the extended family, I generally add a blazer or sportscoat.

There are plenty of occasions to wear a DJ, but I doubt Christmas is one. I didn't even wear one to my university graduation (the robes would have covered it, and the party afterwards was casual dress.

If you must wear a DJ or smoking jacket, throw a Christmas party prior to the big day and make it clear that evening dress is appropriate.

Thomas
 

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Being practice I'd be worrying about spilling or being spilled on when your planning on wearing the garments again in 6 days. That creates a bit if a rush to and from the cleaners. Also, it is too formal for the setting and time of day.
 
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