When you receive an invitation to a formal engagement, which requires you to dress in “Black Tie”, it means a Tuxedo. The Tuxedo is unique in that the lapels are covered with sateen silk facing; it has sheen. The lapel comes in a variation of peak lapels or a shawl collar. The Tuxedo is paired with a white dress shirty with pleated front or a Marcella bib. The dress shirt must always be worn with cufflinks and a bow tie.
Through observation, many in Malaysia attend Black Tie functions with merely a black Lounge Suit with bow tie. This is not correct by any means. My recommendation is, should you receive an invitation for Black Tie more than three times, it is well worth the investment to own one.
# Choose appropriate shoes and socks.
Wear it with a pair of well-shined patent shoes and the socks must be black and up to the knee or calf.
# In the details
Suggestively, wear a white pocket square in silk or cotton to complete the whole ensemble. Some gentlemen love to experiment the overall look with red or burgundy silk pocket square to standout among the crowd. A little creativity is what makes you look sharp and unique.
# The Dinner Jackets
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Mr. Isaac Hor
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