(Closed) Black Tie for Guys

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Is it black tie or black tie optional? If it’s optional, it’s a little more lenient…I would still lean toward tux or black suit with a white shirt…tie’s can be more fun

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Is it black tie or black tie optional? If it’s optional, it’s a little more lenient…I would still lean toward tux or black suit with a white shirt…tie’s can be more fun

Post # 5
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Honey bee

A “black tie” is named for its black tie and white shirt traditionally.

I would play it safe and wear what is traditional. I wouldnt want to be one of just a few people not following the “rules” and appear ignorant.

Although, traditionally a plain black suit is not even black tie. Its dinner jackets and tuxes. A dinner jacket is not the same as a suit coat. And a pocket square in the dinner jacket is a must. Also, they should be shirts that require cuff links and fastens with studs (not buttons) 

Women can get away with cocktail or formal long gowns. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

you can always double check with the bride, but the invite I received recently for a black tie wedding had a information on a tux rental place with a discount for the wedding guests – which I took as a not so subtle suggestion that they are expecting the guys in tuxes. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

@b2b5412: Sounds like you will be fine. Pocket squares are available everywhere and while bowtie is traditional it is now accepted for a more modern regular black tie, which will always be useful. Traditionally a pocket square should be white, but I bet you could go fun and get a color and/pattern (conservative though) since she is suggesting black suits so there is some wiggle room.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@b2b5412:

haha yeah, I get a kick out of the fact that my Mr will be WAAAAAAY more dressed up for a friends wedding than for his own (Im not even making him wear a full suit).

I personally think its silly to be soooo uber formal, but, to each their own I guess

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