State of black tie at a Lindy Hop New Year's Eve Party in Cincinnati, OH. Dress code was "Dress to impress!" Counting me four guys wore black tie, many girls dressed in evening/cocktail dresses they could dance with, numerous other guys in suits, some with ties some without. One guy wore a very nicely tailored tuxedo with peak lapels but for some reason finished it with a yellow tie and black and white spectators. I chalk it up to the swing aesthetic. Like one or two people wore jeans. Lindy hoppers are all over the place in terms of dress, but two of us had agreed ahead of time to wear black tie. Amongst the black tie wearers- all notch lapels except mine and yellow bow tie guy, one guy wore a four in hand tie and others wore pre-tie bowties with the waiter-style high buttoning satin vest or cummerbund. No one including me wore patent leather of any sort, I wore some park avenues. Most were in whatever their dancing shoes were. Pic attached- not very good quality, yeah yeah. Looks all right for being an hour or two into dancing, I reckon.