Originally Posted by ShawnBC
I'm not sure I'll be able to attend 10 black tie events in my life.
"F-ck it. It's New Year's Eve. I'm wearing black tie." - Multiply by number of years you expect to live. Boom. I would have done this the last couple of years were I not attending a black tie charity party the day before New Year's Eve (didn't want to wear the dinner jacket two days in a row).
In all seriousness, I get that it can be tough to find black tie events. If you don't mind being in the well-dressed minority (depending on the event), you can probably start by looking at black tie optional events. I probably get to 5 or so events per year and that's in a major city with a decent charity circuit.