The Fashion For Men – One of the first rule for men to dress up properly for attending a formal event is to have a clear understanding of the invitation. You should determine the significance of appropriate dressing from the invitation itself.
Announcements or invitations are put forward in a number of ways like through casual invitations on paper, formal invitations on paper, accompanying another one as a plus one and the list is never-ending.
Right at the time of ticking the RSVP to a get-together or a college reunion, you will get some idea about the expected dress. At the time of attending a reunion party through the Facebook, you can definitely go for a more casual wear.
To some extent, dressing for formal events makes the decision making process much easier. The option of the garment is already predefined in case of the formal events and in most cases it is the tuxedo. The rest of the nitty-gritties are only few.
Here is an explanation of the complete tuxedo set that should be worn for any formal occasion.
Black Trousers – Also known as dinner jacket trousers, these black trousers must have piping on the sides of the pant for black tie events. It can be made of any material like grosgrain, satin or silk. Ensure that the piping material is well-coordinated with the lapel facing. At the black tie events the bottom of these trousers are never cuffed.
White Dress Shirt –This type of shirt is very different from the other types of shirts. It has small black buttons, is made of pique cotton, a turndown collar and has a pleated front. The single cuffs and the collar are mostly starched.
Black Evening Jacket – The short evening jacket is one of the standards in the black tie events as the tailcoat is no more in vogue, nowadays. It is typically single-breasted. Not only that, these must have upward sweeping peaked lapels.
A shawl collar is also quite popular but it is less recommended as the shoulders are not as accentuated as is the case with the peak labels. The exposed side of the lapels should be made of glossier material than the other parts of the suit. The single breasted jacket is the best option for the comfort. The double-breasted one can allow the wearer to forgo the cummerbund completely.
Black Bow Tie – There are two options for this, the modern and well-known butterfly self-tie bow and the other one is the bat wing bow. The “clip-around” bow ties are also easily spotted.
Black Low Waist Coat or Cummerbund – The entire purpose of this one is to conceal the black tie waist component to conceal the waistband of the trouser and offer a slimming effect at the bottom of the shirt. Do not try to conceal a belt under the cummerbund or waistcoat.
Black Oxford Shoes – These should be in a great condition with silk laces. They are light enough for allowing the wearer ease when standing in the dance floor.
The above are some of the things that you should keep in mind prior to attending any formal or black tie event. These are suggested by professionals of creative event agency who have ample experience and have proper knowledge about what to wear and how to present yourself in various occasions.