Whether it is the Oscars or a formal evening out, the most popular black-tie outfit for men all over the world is the traditional tuxedo. Start with a single-breasted tuxedo jacket in black, with the lapels covered in black silk for a dash of lustre. A tuxedo is always paired with a classic white dress shirt with studs or mother of pearls buttons. It is best worn with a glossy pair of black dress shoes. Last but definitely not the least, is the bow tie. There are a few ways in which a black tie can be tied, such as the butterfly or point, which is distinguished in the arch and width of the bow.
A sharply worn suit can make you the showstopper of the evening, as swiftly as you can knot your tie. When it comes to a suit, fit is everything, so choose one that is well tailored. Start with a dark-grey slim-fitted suit with a classic pattern like herringbone or glen plaid. Under your blazer, don a subdued dress shirt in a pastel shade, such as pink or blue. Then knot your tie under your collar and secure it in place with a tie pin. For added finesse, add a pocket square in a complementary shade and finish the look with black formal shoes.
Written By : Dayle Pereira