When it comes to the white dress shirt there's a few options. There's both wing collar and turn down collar variations - we much prefer the latter style. Then there's shirts with pleats which look great with a cummerbund, and some will have either black studs or concealed buttons. This is all down to personal preference but black studs, shirt pleats and a double cuff are all the more traditional options.
Avoid pleats and turn ups with black tie trousers. Trousers used for black tie events are single braided (A satin ribbon trim down the side of each leg) and there are side pockets, of course, but make sure they're perfectly in line with the braids.
There are those who only request Black Tie but really do not require you to come in tux. There are words like optional, preferred, or required to look for. You wouldn’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons on a supposedly formal and important gathering. Black Tie is classy, elegant and beautiful. Coming in black attire will make you feel sophisticated. But remember that it is your confidence that will make you stand out on an evening gathering where everyone (other than the women) practically wears the same thing.
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It all starts with the jacket that you’re going to wear. Be sure to find a good quality one, so it will last you years to come since you won't wear it too often. You can choose among different fabrics but usually, mohair and wool barathea are the ones that last longer. Black is the 99% colour of choice but midnight blue is also acceptable by the traditional rules. Velvet can also be a material option but is rarely adopted.
There are different lapels to choose from and the most common is a notch lapel. Notch lapels are usually used for formal business attire and are not actually recommended to be used for black tie. Most stylists prefer a peaked lapel because it emphasises the V-shape on your jacket making a man's frame look more athletic. A shawl lapel can also be an option but a notch is more inexpensive and readily available. You just have to learn how to wear it properly.
Be careful in choosing the style of bow tie or standard tie you are going to use as that single detail can ruin your entire look! You can go traditional by opting for plain black silk, or maybe choose the same fabric that goes along with your jacket. But if you are a little more adventurous, you may want to reinvent your style and experiment by going with a startling colour to make it more emphasised. Don’t be embarrassed if you can't tie a bow tie, You can always watch an instructional video on YouTube and you'll have it mastered within an hour.
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A Black Tie ......dress code on your invitation only suggests that the gathering you’re invited to requires all guests to wear formalwear, specifically black.