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STYLE GUIDE

BLACK TIE CODE

December 30, 2014

When respecting a strict and elegant "black tie" dress code, one should follow the rules. Whilst once upon a time the dress code required an obligatory tuxedo, today's guidelines are much more flexible. Black is the recommended colour (excluding your shirt and accessories), but the choice of suit style is enriching and varied. We present our selection of looks for a truly special gala dinner. 

Let's start with the suit. From shiny lapels, either shawl or peaked, the choice of jacket is incredibly important. Try it on, check the fit, ensure that the waist is fitted. See our Dell'Oglio styles for inspiration, or if you prefer a more casual fit look no further than Dolce&Gabbana or Givenchy. Be careful with your choice of trousers: not too skinny, not too oversize, aim for something in between. Trousers with a satin trim should be paired only if you are wearing a jacket that has shiny lapels. A white shirt is essential, with a collar and cuffs that are as elegant as possible (we strongly advise cufflinks). To finish your look, select a patent leather lace-up: this is the moment to wear Alexander Mcqueen's evening version. Tie or bow-tie? The choice is yours, based on your own style and the event, but either way it should be a dark tone. 

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