I came across these Charvet formal shirts and surprisingly, liked the ruffled formal shirts. Now, I realize that to some the ruffled shirt is redolent of the '70s and tacky baby-blue tuxedos, but I do believe it can be worn in an elegant if not very Go To Hell manner. In fact, it would look rather swank in a '60s lounge lizard sort of way. I ask: why not? Black-tie is already infused with abortions and pools of overly long pants covering Kenneth Cole-esque "formal shoes" as well as the tackiest of tackiest known as "Creative Black-tie;" why not cut a figure in a well-cut dinner suit and an insouciant ruffled shirt, with perfectly knotted bow tie, of course.