Why there’s an open button hole on your lapel, a back to your vest, and why the pleats on your cummerbund face upward.
Black tie is a dress code for formal evening occasions. It means you should wear a tuxedo.
You’ll need: a black jacket with silk or satin lapels, matching black trousers with a silk or satin stripe down the outer seams, a white dress shirt, and a black bow tie that matches the fabric on the lapels. Consider a cummerbund or vest.
Patent leather opera slippers with bows, once considered the norm, make some guys rightfully squeamish. A black Oxford will do. You’ve got three choices when it comes to socks: black, black or black.
Six o’clock is the time at which “evening” is generally accepted to have commenced.
A tux wasn’t always considered formal. In the Victorian era, the tuxedo, or dinner jacket, came into fashion as a casual alternative to the tailcoat.
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