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.
Superbly elegant and completely dictated by tradition, white tie requires evening tailcoats and high waist trousers, complemented by our crisp Piqué White Tie shirt and White Piqué Vest — and a white bow tie.