Browsing All posts tagged under »midnight blue«

Advanced Cravatology

March 25, 2014

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Despite being such a simple accessory – or perhaps because of it – the bow tie is offered in a dizzying array of options.  I describe the various shapes, models, and materials on the Black Tie Guide’s Classic Neckwear page but there are a few more interesting insights I’ve gleaned since then. Fabric Having recently purchased […]

2014 BAFTA Red Carpet

February 18, 2014

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I always look forward to the BAFTAs for the uniquely sophisticated elegance the British bring to black-tie fashions.  Sure enough, despite the fact that Americans seemingly outnumbered locals on the red carpet this past Sunday, it was three Englishmen that made my best dressed list.   The shortlisting process was actually an easy one this […]

Review: Black Lapel Tuxedo

February 17, 2014

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Overall Rating: Price: very good Style & Options: excellent Ordering & Customer Service: excellent Fit: very good Quality: very good Black Lapel is a New York-based China-made online tailor founded in 2011 by, appropriately, two Chinese-American men.  The philosophy of owners Derek Tian and Warren Liao is to go above and beyond in providing customers […]

Reader Role Models: Natty in New York

April 10, 2013

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Joe from New York used The Black Tie Guide to assemble a black-tie outfit for his wedding and was so pleased with the results he wrote to share them with me.  I think he did such a great job that I asked if I could share them with my readers. The midnight-blue three-piece tuxedo and […]

2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 14, 2013

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The 2013 awards season began with a bang last night, sartorially speaking. The conservative styling of the 2012 season returned in force as did shawl collars, bow ties, shirts with turndown collars and fly fronts, square-fold pocket squares and, sadly, exposed shirt navels due to absent waist coverings.  There were some new variations though. Midnight blue surged […]

50 Years of Bond Tuxedos

January 3, 2013

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While writing recently about the James Bond design exhibit and the unorthodox notched lapels featured in Goldfinger I started wondering about Bond tuxedos as a whole.  Curious to see how they evolved over time I rented the entire series on DVD and have produced a timeline that highlights key developments.  For those who are interested […]

Daniel Craig at Skyfall Premiere

November 7, 2012

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A number of comments have been made in recent postings about the tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig to the British premiere of Skyfall so I thought I should post a picture for everyone to see what the chatter is about. Mr. Craig is wearing a midnight (navy?) blue evening jacket in place of the usual […]

2012 BAFTA Red Carpet

February 18, 2012

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The red carpet at the 2012 British Academy Film Awards continued the recent trend of traditional tuxedo styling.  (The awards are officially called the Orange British Academy Film Awards because they are sponsored by a French telecom company called Orange which is both confusing and ironic.) Here’s a look at the some of the best […]

Flashback: New Year’s Eve 1939

December 31, 2011

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I’ve pretty much given up trying to find New Year’s Eve events in Toronto that are formal enough to merit black tie.  Instead I have to settle for imagining the tony affairs of years past such as the one described in this Esquire pictorial on the cusp of 1940: If you’re really intent on ringing […]

Midnight Blue in Mission Impossible

December 30, 2011

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I took advantage of the Christmas holidays to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol which featured a very Bond-esque climax with Tom Cruise’s character decked out in a smart tuxedo at a swank soiree.  It was only as the scene progressed that I began to detect the slightest hint of blue in his evening suit.  The […]

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