Formal, done right.
Our sophisticated formal evening shirts are made to follow the rules of white and black tie — and contemporary, expressive black tie creative. In this guide to the formal dress codes, we aim to lay out those rules, inspire you to love them, and guide you as to what to wear to a white tie and black tie event, and when to get creative.
The definition of the word “suave”, black tie is what most of us think of when we think of elegant eveningwear: the tuxedo, the black bow tie, the crisp white shirt.
From Hollywood galas to private weddings, Black Tie is one of the smartest things any man can wear.
What to wear: Black or blue tuxedo with black lapels (that’s a dinner jacket if you’re British), patent leather shoes.
Shirt: A white tuxedo shirt, with an evening cut-away collar, French cuffs, cufflinks.
Accessories: White silk or linen pocket square, black bow tie that matches the texture of your lapels. Again: no tie.
We’ve all wanted to look like that one spy with the three-digit name. The good news is that you can. Just wear a classic tuxedo in black or blue with black lapels, a sharp White Tuxedo Shirt with double cuffs, a white pocket square, a black bow tie as well as a cummerbund – to give that seamless look between the shirt and trouser for a neater, more elegant look.