From the Black Tie Blog: The Emperor’s New Tuxedo

The Emperor's New Tuxedo - Black Tie Blog

The Emperor’s New Tuxedo – Black Tie Blog

If you’ve watched many awards shows, you’ll see a lot of men wearing tuxedos not unlike the tuxedo pictured to the right.  Mostly they look very nice and dapper.  While some men go astray with more experimental fashion, most men prefer the timeless sophistication of true Black Tie attire.  But even among these men, there a generally differences that separate the well dressed from the impeccably dressed.  These details can be hard to put your finger on exactly, but they do make a difference.  And we know of no other man better to explain those details than Peter Marshall.

Peter Marshall, aka the Black Tie Guy, is an expert in all things formalwear, creator of The Black Tie Guide, and author of The Black Tie Blog.  In his latest post, he highlights one of those details that subtly diminishes the overall aesthetic.  It’s a trend that perhaps is growing in the wrong direction, and he does a thorough job of explaining exactly why.

This detail is none other than the little white triangle that appears below the button when you aren’t wearing a waist covering.

Click on the link below to learn more about this subtle but unflattering detail:

The Emperor’s New Tuxedo

As long as formal tradition continues to connect us toward our past and helps guide us to an elegant future, understanding the details is important.  Luckily, there are folks like Peter Marshall (aka the Black Tie Guy) who are knowledgeable enough to answer your questions.

For more of Peter Marshall’s posts, browse around his informative and surprisingly entertaining Black Tie Blog.  Also While you’re at it, take a stroll through The Black Tie Guide and become a formal wear expert yourself.  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.