Black Tie Guide – What To Wear On New Year’s Eve

From the Duke of Windsor in the Thirties to James Bond in Spectre, black tie remains the number one standard for formal attire – but to get it right might not always be that easy. Black Tie is a dress code that for men consists of the traditional tuxedo and accompaniments: a black dinner jacket and matching trousers, an optional black formal waistcoat or black cummerbund, a white formal shirt, a black bow tie or alternatively a black long tie, black dress socks and black formal shoes.

Together with my friends at Engelska Herr / Baltzar and photographer Pontus Jonsén we have put together 3 different Black Tie looks to inspire you for the coming celebrations. Some of them may have bent some rules but we truly hope that the connoisseur will forgive us.

I also want to take the opportunity and wish you all a Successful and Happy New Year. Enjoy the Inspiration. Here are our 3 looks for this season from Engelska Herr:

1 – Traditional Black Tuxedo

  • Black Tuxedo – Oscar Jacobson
  • Tuxedo Shirt – Stenströms
  • Bow Tie – Amanda Christensen
  • Sunglasses – TBD Eyewear
  • Cufflinks – Tateossian

2 – Grey Flannel Tuxedo for the colder season

  • Grey Flannel Tuxedo – Morris Heritage
  • Tuxedo Shirt – Stenströms
  • Bow Tie – Morris Heritage
  • Sunglasses TBD Eyewear
  • Cufflinks – Tateossian

3 – Midnight blue cotton tuxedo for the after party

  • Midnight Blue Cotton Tuxedo – Tagliatore
  • Tuxedo Shirt – Stenströms

2 comments on “Black Tie Guide – What To Wear On New Year’s Eve

  1. Always nice to see great pictures accompanying a written article: a lot of websites are lacking in the visual aid department. A quick question though. A traditional black tie event never allows for a wrist watch to be worn; it is seen by the host as an insult: you as a guest ought to be focused on the event itself, and not with the time. Do you believe this is something that ought to be followed or have we left behind more strict rules like that?

    • Hi Fabian and thank you very much for the kind words.
      I must admit I’m no expert in black tie events, but my understanding is that the old rule regarding wrist watch is something that I think has been left behind, at least in “normal” black tie events. If tou attend a more conservative black tie event I would probably leave the wrist watch at home =)

      Thank for following and please don’t hesitate to leave more comments if you have questions.

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