Formal Traditions: Symphony in Black and White

The Black Tie Blog: Symphony in Black and White

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in White Tie Attire

If you’re like most folks (and me) you understand that the members of most symphony orchestras routinely dress in either Black Tie tuxedos or White Tie tailcoats, but you’ve never stopped to wonder why.  As large a role as tuxedos and tailcoats play in my everyday life, the fact that I’ve never before questioned this formal tradition… is a little bit sad.

Luckily, there are better and more inquisitive folks out there to ask these questions.  Luckier still, there are folks like Peter Marshall (aka the Black Tie Guy) who are knowledgeable enough to answer these questions.

Click on the link below to learn about the Black Tie Guy’s interpretation of this timeless formal tradition.

Symphony in Black And White

While you’re at it, take a stroll through the rest of his newly up and running Black Tie Blog!  It’s the right thing to do, and you’ll be glad you did.

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Peter Marshall is a scholar of all things formal, founder of and has written several blog posts for MyTuxedoCatalog.  He has recently launched his own blog, wherein he regularly posts intriguing, entertaining, informational, and relevant content about Black Tie attire and its place in our world.