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Review: British GQ’s “A Black-tie Invitation from Henry Poole”

November 1, 2012


British GQ’s latest guide to Black Tie couldn’t be more English, drawing as it does on the sage advice of Henry Poole tailors.  It is Savile Row through and through, including the preference for grosgrain lapels over satin, waistcoats over cummerbunds, marcella shirts over pleated and turndown collars over wing. At times like this I […]

Review: Details Formal Guides

December 10, 2011


As conservative as I may be, I’m the first to admit that if it wasn’t for change black tie would have never developed such natty variations as the white dinner jacket and the formal turndown collar shirt.  However these changes were introduced by impeccable dressers and their experienced tailors who understood the rules well enough […]

Review: Sharp Magazine’s Book for Men Fall/Winter 2011

November 20, 2011

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On the heels of Esquire‘s online guide to black tie comes more encouraging news for tuxedo tradition. Sharp magazine’s The Book for Men is the Canadian equivalent of Esquire‘s Big Black Book and the Fall/Winter 2011 edition contains some relatively sound advice on evening wear.  Their “Definitive Rules of Black Tie” pictorial shows a “classic” […]

Review: Esquire‘s Guide to Black Tie

November 9, 2011


After spending so many years learning how to properly execute Black Tie and discovering its unsurpassed ability to enhance both a man and an evening, it’s discouraging to witness the constant barrage of poor role models in popular culture.  Whether it’s a clueless celebrity opting for an undone shirt with his tuxedo or a new […]


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