With award season well under way, all eyes are on the red carpet, and discussion swirls around a man’s black-tie options. The fairer gender has a relatively unlimited number, while us guys have tighter guidelines to work within and around. One thing we can control: lapel type. The shawl collar dinner jacket is an old Hollywood stand-by that was employed to great effect by men like Bogart, Flynn, and Grant. It tends to convey an added sense of refinement and class. This satin lapel version from Tim Hamilton Redux is a perfect example of its charms, and this one’s got a sharp, modern cut that allows it to be taken out of its traditional formal context and worked into a variety of ensembles. Dare we say you could even wear it with a pair of black or dark indigo jeans?

Tim Hamilton Redux, on sale today at noon ET on Gilt MAN.

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