Reader Role Models: Flamenco Flair

Antonio Antonio is a professional Spanish guitarist who owns five tuxedos which he describes as his “work clothes”.  He has been playing flamenco guitar on stage and television in the United States for over 40 years and is influenced by movies from the 1930s as well as iconic dressers such as Fred Astaire, Cary Grant and Sean Connery.  Recently he has taken to accessorizing his formal wardrobe with a carnation boutonniere which earn him numerous complements from the ladies.  Just as important as his outfit is the formal grooming process that accompanies it: a good cologne, a fresh haircut an old school shave with a straight razor.

Bravo Antonio!


This post is part of an ongoing series showing real-life examples of how to successfully execute black tie. If you’d like to share your own success story please drop me a line.


  1. Anonymous

    It would be great you can include also a series of real life example of successful execution of white tie.

    1. Peter Marshall

      I agree but so far I have not received any such examples.

  2. Serpens Albus

    When I get invited to the annual President’s Independence Day ball, I will make sure to send you some pics. 😉


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