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A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO EVENING WEAR (SECOND EDITION)




 



Recent Updates*

 

 

December 17, 2013

A history of mufflers and dress shirt protectors has been added to the Vintage Outerwear page.

 

July 10, 2013

 

A Vintage Footwear page has been added. Now the only outstanding page in the Vintage section is a page for tailcoats and tuxedos.  That will follow in the fall.   T

 

July 1, 2013

 

The Vintage Shirts page has been significantly expanded.

 

January 24, 2013

 

I've added a page to cover the last fringe aspect of black-tie: women's tuxedos.

 

August 1, 2012

 

A big welcome to the Guide's new co-sponsor, After Six!  I've taken the consequent addition of a second ad space as an opportunity to clean up the previously cluttered look of the site header.

 

 

*Formalwear etiquette is by nature slow to change - the term "formal" is defined as a preservation of form and tradition - which means that the Guide only requires a comprehensive update every five years or so.  Readers who want to keep abreast of current formal trends in the interim should check out the Guide's companion, The Black Tie Blog.


 

 

 

 

    

  

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