Note: Because formalwear etiquette is by nature slow to change
(the very term
"formal" is defined as a preservation of form and tradition), the Guide only requires a comprehensive update every five
years or so. In the interim, readers looking to keep abreast of current
formal trends should check out the Guide's companion,
The Black Tie Blog.
June 4, 2014
Evening dress gloves are now included in the
Vintage Accessories page.
April 16, 2014
Guide has been added for readers just looking for the bare bones
of tuxedo etiquette and style.
December 17, 2013
A history of mufflers and dress shirt protectors has been added
Vintage Outerwear page.
July 10, 2013
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: