Black Tie Tuxedos
Black Tie Tuxedos and Couture Menswear are some of the most exclusive formalwear that a man can wear for black tie events like the prom. There is an immense collection of luxury suits and tuxedos even for the most discriminating men.
With a comprehensive collection from the worlds finest tuxedo designers, you can choose from the latest selection of tuxedos, formal shirts, formal shoes, tuxedo vests and much more. Featured formal wear and accessories are made by top designers like:
- Donna Karan
- Ike Behar
- After Six
- Hugo Boss
- Michael Kors
- Joseph Abboud
- Allen - Edmonds
- Polo by Ralph Lauren
- Ted Baker
- Bruno Magli
Black Tie Events
The use of formal attire for an event sets the tone for everyone to look their best. When an invitation recommends a particular dress code, just follow these important rules for wearing the appropriate attire. Wearing the right outfit will not only look great but also allow you to celebrate the event in style.
The invitation says "Black Tie" : This is the most common dress protocol for most formal events. This invitation suggests strongly that a tuxedo is the correct attire of the day. Most formal affairs fall into this category. Black tie means you need to wear a tuxedo. Single breasted or double breasted, peak, notch, or shawl collar will do. It's your choice. Your tuxedo will need a formal shirt (no you can't just wear a white dress shirt - everyone will know you're trying to cut corners), bow-tie and cummerbund set or vest and tie set, cuff links and studs. A traditionalist will wear a black bow-tie and cummerbund set, and black, round cuff links and stud set. If you would like to be less formal, wear a vest and tie set instead of the cummerbund.
The invitation says "White Tie" : White tie does not indicate to just wear a white tie with your outfit or wear a white tuxedo. This event is the ultimate in formal dressing, requiring the use of a black tailcoat, matching black trouser, white pique formal shirt, white pique vest, and a white pique bow-tie.
The Invitation says "Black Tie Optional" : Black Tie optional suggests that formal wear is appropriate attire however not mandatory but it could also be the host's way of telling you that you'll be out of place unless you are wearing a tuxedo. The "tone" of the event is formal mixed with business attire. Any tuxedo is OK, no tailcoats. A dinner jacket would also be a great option. You are allowed to wear a dark, dressy suit. We would suggest a black formal suit.
Other Formal Events: Black Tie Blue Jeans: Wear a tuxedo jacket and jeans-have fun. Black Tie Invited: Suggests wearing a tuxedo. This means the hostess really, really wants you to wear a tuxedo but isn't going to press the issue. Rest assured, the host will be dressed to the nines in his tux. Expect about half of the men to be wearing a tuxedo, half wearing a suit.
Semi Formal - This means you are supposed to wear either a tuxedo or a dinner jacket. The rules are a less stringent, go ahead and wear that wild-and-crazy vest and tie set.
Black Tie Tux -: What is it?
The interpretations of what constitutes black tie are stylistically very different. The elements of a traditional black-tie ensemble are:
- Short or medium black jacket which may have grosgrain- or satin-faced lapels
- Black trousers with or without silk braids matching the lapels
- A black cummerbund or a low-cut waistcoat
- A white dress shirt with either a marcella or a pleated front
- A black silk bow tie
- Black silk socks
- Black patent leather shoes
Things You'll Need
- Bow Tie And Cummerbund Sets
- Dress Socks
- Men's Dress Belts
- Men's Dress Shirts
- Men's Dress Shoes
- Men's Dress Sweater
- Mens' Dress Pants
- Sports Coat
Tips & Warnings
- Practice tying your tie before the big night. Bow ends should be equal in length and parallel to the floor.
- Store personal tuxedos under sealed plastic or in a garment bag to protect from moths and dust.
- Make sure all pieces are well pressed before putting them on.
- Most important is to have fun at your prom or wedding.