The next few months are the time of night parties. When these are relevant, but do not acquire the importance of an official act, the Black Tie dress code is used.
The Americans call it wearing a tuxedo, while the English prefer the term DJ (abbreviated dinner jacket). Whatever you call it, these are the rules that will ensure your success this formal season and on any occasion when the Black Tie is worn as a dress code.
The jacket, pants and bow tie must be the three of black or midnight blue color. The jacket can be normal or double-breasted and only the first button is fastened, which must be unfastened when sitting down - as is the case with all sartorial jackets.
The shirt must be white. Although a plain also works for us, the ideal is to include formal details, such as a front pleat or double cuff to show off elegant cufflinks. If you use this last accessory, make sure that the length of the jacket sleeves is shorter than that of the shirt, so that they can be seen.
Its use is optional, but if you want to project an impeccable image it is It is essential to wear a vest or sash. Its mission is to prevent the shirt from showing between the button of the jacket and the waistband of the pants, something that kills the vibrations of the Black Tie.
Shoes must be dress shoes. Put on some sharp oxfords, without embellishment and with a moderate shine, since, technically, patent leather is more suitable for the White Tie. You can also opt for velvet slippers, as they are more formal than informal. In any case, the socks have to be midnight blue or black.
Don't destroy your tux with just any coat. Get a cloth coat over the knees in a dark or camel tone. Naturally, you won't be wearing it all the time, but it will ensure a great entrance, and first impressions are pretty much everything.
As for accessories, nothing should be worn on the head, such as hats or caps. What yes It is highly advisable to wear a wristwatch. However, they do not serve us with a metal or plastic strap. It must be black leather. And its general design, as clean as possible.