When it comes to men’s style with the exception of tuxedos, most men become confused when discussing formal wear. Portland Oregon events and functions will describe the appropriate apparel on the invitation. This article will provide valuable tips on the different types of men’s formal wear and their corresponding venues and meanings.
1. White Tie
2. Black Tie
3. Warm Weather Black Tie
5. Semi Formal
6. Black Tie Optional
This dazzling look requires both the tailcoat and vest to be black, only the shirt and bow tie are white. Top hats are optional and can be worn to complete the most pristine white tie look. Fashion experts say that with the exception of wedding parties, white tie events are the only acceptable venue for a tailcoat.
Since 1889 customary black tie events have required tuxedos for events after six p.m. In recent times, black tie has also provided some leeway to allow tailored black suits in lieu of a tuxedo. Depending on the invitation and venue, a tuxedo may be the safest option when invited to a black tie affair.
This can refer to a white tuxedo jacket or dinner jacket instead of the traditional black tuxedo. The slacks, shoes and bow tie remain black, and the only white elements are the shirt and jacket. Even though the name states “white” there is some room to opt for ivory or cream. These jackets are usually single breasted in order to reduce the weight during the heat of a summer day. Because of perennial mild weather, this is a formal wear option less often seen in Portland Oregon.
Tuxedos are usually black and are worn with pleated shirts with folds that are ¼” – ¾” apart as well as cuff links. The tuxedo slacks and jacket lapels are trimmed with satin. The only acceptable shoes to wear with a tuxedo are shiny patent leather. The most popular venues for tuxedos are proms, weddings, or formal evenings on cruise ships.
A crisp and sharp suit best defines the semi-formal look for men. During the day semi-formal attire can consist of lighter colors like cream, beige or tan. In the evening hours semi-formal suits can be darker colors such as charcoal and navy blue.
Whenever you receive an invitation giving you the option of a black tie, it is important realize that this is indicative of the event’s elegance. Therefore if you refuse to wear a tuxedo make sure to sport your finest tailored dark suit with a white shirt. In terms of the tie you can also choose a standard tie or a bow tie to complete the look.
For assistance in selecting the best look for the appropriate formal wear, Portland, Oregon‘s top clothier Este’s Men’s is conveniently located at 1633 Northwest Glisan Street in Portland, OR 97209. For any questions call (503) 227-0275 or visit http://estesmensclothingportland.com. Write us and let us know your questions about Portland shoes.
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