We are quite often faced with questions regarding the “evening suit” look. Do you just have to wear a black tie, or does the whole suit have to be this colour? There is actually quite a lot to consider when deciding on your evening suit attire. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as just picking a tie out of your wardrobe and throwing it together with the suit you wear to work. We need to think about shirts, accessories, appropriate shoes, and a lot more.
This is where we are here to help, here is an essential list to fulfil evening suit dress code :
- Black or midnight blue dinner jacket (aka tuxedo or tux)
- Matching trousers to the suit
- White shirt
- Bow Tie
- Waistcoat (optional)
- Cummerbund (optional)
- Braces (optional)
- Black socks
- Black formal shoes
So why can’t you just wear an ordinary suit?
Unfortunately, when it comes to dinner suit, you can’t just grab your work suit from the wardrobe. A dinner jacket is slightly different to a suit jacket and can be spotted by what materials are used. Traditionally, with a tuxedo, satin will be on the lapels, pocket trim and around the buttons.
Now the Bow Tie, would you opt for the simple option of a clip on or be more daring with a self tie??
We describe below just how to Tie a Bow Tie or see image:
1. Start with the bowtie lying face up. Adjust the bowtie so right side is shorter than the left. The end on the left will be referred to as A and the end on the right will be referred to as B.
2. Move A to the right side, across B
3. Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.
4. At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.
5. Bring A straight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.
6. Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.
7. Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.
8. Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.
9. Adjust until balanced on both sides.