Black tie optional dress code guide part 5

Black tie optional dress code guide

Black tie optional dress code guide part 5

What to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 10:

Starting with the cufflinks, for example, they can be silver, gold of any color, or any other solid colored metal and they can also feature designs and some conservative stones. Stay away from anything with logos or miniatures, however, as these are a little bit too whimsical for the nature of a black tie optional affair. Tie bars, collar clips, and rings can also be worn so long as they are similarly conservative in nature. Also, try to match your medals at an event like this because it is a good idea.

What to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 11:

Pocket squares are going to look best in white to echo the shirt perhaps with an edging detail in a similar color to that featured on your tie or your socks. You could wear a dark monochromatic pocket square but if you do this, you could run the risk of looking like your pocket square and tie came in a matching set which is never a good look. Linen is your best choice here in terms of fabric but silk is acceptable as well. Finally, regarding boutonnieres, something understated and in a light color is going to be the ideal choice

What not to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 1:

The “optional” in the name comes from the basic option a man has in either wearing a conventional black-tie ensemble or a conservative suit. There are not really other options outside of these two basic molds.

What not to wear for a black tie optional dress code, number 2:

Given the fact that black-tie optional events as with standard black-tie events take place in the evening, a light colored suit would look informal and inappropriate. You can get away with something like medium grey in a pinch but it is best to stick to the dark colors I outlined previously.

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