The three black-tie sins

May 6th 2009

Criticism of what people wear to black-tie events tends to focus on obvious sins: wearing a lounge suit, wearing a coloured tie and wearing a long tie instead of a bow ( though this is less objectionable than one may think). These are some of the big...

The three black-tie sins

Criticism of what people wear to black-tie events tends to focus on obvious sins: wearing a lounge suit, wearing a coloured tie and wearing a long tie instead of a bow ( though this is less objectionable than one may thi...

Black tieMay 6th 2009

Black tie: What does correct mean?

February 20th 2009

During comments on a recent posting, discussion of the use of the word ‘correct’ came up in reference to black tie. Unfortunately, that word has almost no firm meaning today in reference to menswear. Even with regards to black tie, which ...

Black tie: What does correct mean?

During comments on a recent posting, discussion of the use of the word ‘correct’ came up in reference to black tie. Unfortunately, that word has almost no firm meaning today in reference to menswear. Even with regard...

Black tieFebruary 20th 2009

Evening wear: Why a four-in-hand is better than a...

February 10th 2009

Aren’t you just sick of celebrities turning up to the Oscars in a four-in-hand tie? A black tie event demands a bow tie. A long tie may be trendier, but this is an outfit steeped in history. History and tradition demand a bow tie. Right? Wrong....

Evening wear: Why a four-in-hand is better than a...

Aren’t you just sick of celebrities turning up to the Oscars in a four-in-hand tie? A black tie event demands a bow tie. A long tie may be trendier, but this is an outfit steeped in history. History and tradition deman...

Black tie - TiesFebruary 10th 2009