Black tie guide


Lapel's three-step Black Tie Guide is a handy reference on how to wear black tie with style and class. We'll start with a brief history lesson, provide some style tips, and finish with event-specific guidelines.

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Lets start with a little history. What are the rules of formal attire? An understanding of the traditions will help you make sound decisions when pulling your kit together.

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2. The Style


We'll provide tips for every guy, no matter what your comfort level is.

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3. The Gig


If you're wearing a tux, you're headed somewhere special. How you behave is going to be just as important as how you look. Think about the night in these three ways:

The Event

Where are you headed?

The Focus

Lay back or steal the show?

The Style

How to pull it off.