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FORMAL WEAR! Black Tie. Need help!

Elegantly Defined

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I need some advice and suggestions! I am currently in the market for a tuxedo, along with the common asscociated accesories and shoes.

I'm thinking of a single button peak label jacket. Tie or Bow Tie? What are appropriete patterns..colors? Is an ascot considered formal?

I would love to see some links of recommendations for the above.


Thanks SF
 

Mark from Plano

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All your questions will be answered here:

www.blacktieguide.com

Bow ties only. Long ties with a tux marks you as an amateur; patterns and colors (generally) as a rookie. Black tie means black (bow) tie. There are ways to add some interest, but not by messing with the basics.

It's all about elegance.
 

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Single Breast 1 Button Shawl Lapel. White pique, french cuff, turndown collar shirt. Black (satin, silk or grosgrain, whichever matches the lapel material) bowtie and matching cummerbund.
Ebony studs with matching links.
Patent leatcher slip ons with grosgrain ribbon.

Classic.
 

gumercindo

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
All your questions will be answered here:

www.blacktieguide.com

Bow ties only. Long ties with a tux marks you as an amateur; patterns and colors (generally) as a rookie. Black tie means black (bow) tie. There are ways to add some interest, but not by messing with the basics.

It's all about elegance.



+1. And please, for the love of God, tie your own bowtie. I went to a blacktie event last weekend and I'd guess approximately 80% of the guys there had clipons (there was probably 500 of them total). I even had one (older) guy remark after I told him I learned to tie my own bowtie, "really? I didn't know you could still get those bowties."
 

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