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A dress code of what to wear to an evening event. Also called a tuxedo. It is worn with a black or midnight blue tuxedo jacket self faced lapels, either peaked lapels or shawl, with matching trousers. The shirt is either a pleated front with studs, french cuffs, and a turndown collar, or a pique (or Marcella) weave starched, with single cuffs, and a wing collar. The waist covering is a must, usually a black cummerbund, or a black or white waistcoat. The bow tie is black, and should be one you tie yourself. Black socks, and black polished Oxford dress shoes.
The event tomorrow night is Black Tie, so be sure to get your shirt ironed.
by Vintage Translator January 31, 2018
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