I'm looking for an tie knit with normall tie shape. This one but normall? What's the name of it. Are you sure you're not thinking of a Grenadine tie? It's a specially woven silk tie, not knit, although it resembles a knit tie visually. Apparently it is advisable to own a tux for my MBA program as there are a number of formal dinners etc. How much should I expect to pay for an entry-level rig (suit + shirt etc) and where can I get it? Thanks in advance KJ You can get cheap for as little as a couple hundred dollars, but if it's something you're going to be wearing over and over again consider spending a few extra to get something quality. BB's Golden Fleece is on sale for just over 1K right now. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...lt_color=Black Hi, recently I picked up some stuff for a black tie event, and I'm pretty set except in the shoe department. I've gotten rid of most of my old dress shoes, and I'm looking for a model that would work both for work and for more formal events. I'm in Asia, so the tux I have is a bit more tailored -- just some background information. Right now I think the safest bet is a pair of black shoes, which would also go great with the grey suit I have for work. Based on my SF lurking I'm thinking either a pair of captoes or derbies, non-square toe, and probably non-wingtip; I feel my first pair of legit dress shoes should be as flexible as possible. Thoughts? Oh, and PS: Apparently, the style prevalent here is to have a slightly pointier tip. I think this looks a bit immature... am I right in making this assumption? Summary: Black tie missing shoes. Want simplicity. wat do AE Park Avenue.