Ever receive an invitation, where the menu for attire is written “BLACK TIE EVENT”?
Should just wear a black tie or any tie will do?
In Kuala Lumpur or as the local known it as KL, just in recent years began to popping out from the escort agency a “BLACK TIE EVENT ESCORT’. In fact, black tie event is a big deal in the west, so is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But sadly to say, not all agencies in Malaysia be able to provide this request as simple as it sounds though; if you were to be escorting to an event like this; it ssurey need lot s and tonnes of self-confidence; elegancy, head turner…
What is a black tie dress code?
Black tie is a formal dress code for a social function that starts after 6pm. The dress code will mean different things for men and women. According to etiquette guide Debrett’s , a true black tie outfit for a man will feature a black wool (barathea) or ultra-fine herringbone dinner jacket.
The jacket should be single-breasted or double-breasted with no vents, silk peaked lapels (or a shawl collar) and covered buttons.
White dinner jackets have also been traditionally worn for black tie in hot climates, but not usually in Britain.
Traditional black tie also features a white evening shirt – in Marcella, a slightly stiffer cotton fabric – with a bib detail and double cuffs. The shirt should have a turn-down collar (not a wing-collar) and should be worn with cufflinks.
Black tie trousers should be smart with a natural taper, and (if you’re a real black tie purist) a single row of braid down the outside of each leg.
As for the black bow tie itself? Debrett’s advises men to select one that’s proportionate to head size – to avoid a comedy clown look – and one you make up yourself rather than a ‘ready tied’ bow tie.
A man’s black tie look is usually finished off with a white handkerchief in the left breast pocket and polished black shoes.
Optional pieces of black tie attire include cummerbunds and waistcoats – though the two should never be worn together.
Women tend to have more flexibility with a black tie dress code, though Debrett’s advises ladies avoid ‘tight ‘red-carpet’ dresses’ or ‘those with a dramatic split as they can be uncomfortable or inappropriate at a formal event that involves both a reception and a sit-down dinner.’
Costume jewelery or simple bracelets and necklaces are most appropriate, instead of anything too bling (that’s apparently reserved for white tie).