Gentleman in "distress" ?

Suddenly,last saturday, I was invited to a "Black Tie" dinner at a Country House, but I didn't had a proper "smoking" ...After some hesitations ... a quick strategical visit to some "Vintage" shops delivered me a "bespoke" german dinner jacket ( for 25 euros) and independent fitting trousers, british shirt, etc., etc.,
My wife got a little hat, and there we went by bycicle and train ... an evening to remember ...