In the run-up to Sunday’s Oscars, online magazine Slate asked me to write a tuxedo primer so that readers might appreciate the men’s red-carpet fashion choices as much as the women’s. I had some fun with the piece, themeing it as a sartorial field guide to the various tuxedo incarnations commonly seen these days. It was published today and while dedicated readers of The Black Tie Guide will find the article’s lessons familiar, I imagine the information will be an eye opener for the average Slate reader. Considering that these readers number in the millions each month, I couldn’t resist encouraging them to apply the lessons to themselves should they ever have the opportunity. If there is a surge in Black Tie Guide traffic coming from Slate in the next few days then I’ll know I’ve won a few more converts to the cause.