Originally Posted by Manton
Not sure what the question is. Black vest with white tie (i.e., tailcoat)? Or white bow tie with black vest and dinner jacket?
In either case, the answer is "no." These are not rules that most people consider flexible, or stylishly breakable. Breaking them would, in my opinion, just make you look uninformed.
The latter, white tie with black vest and dj. And that's what I thought--it just didn't jive in my head. But I thought I would ask (and that I could look at it at least and decided if I looked like an ass).