With the help of an exquisitely crafted eveningwear collection from Hawes & Curtis, dressing for special events and formal functions has never been easier. When you have an important event to attend, you want your outfit to fit the occasion, while also ensuring optimal comfort. The concept of the black tie dress code was derived from costume conventions during the 19th century. This dress code is more formal than casual or business dress codes, often applying to evening functions.
A black tie dress code traditionally consists of a black bow tie, a white dress shirt, an evening waistcoat and a dinner suit. The dinner suit is typically black or midnight blue. Black dress shoes are also worn. Accessories are kept elegant but simple, with understated cufflinks and black or navy socks that do not clash with the suit or shoes. For winter events, a classic overcoat and a silk scarf can be worn as well.
Hawes & Curtis is a leader in men's designer wear, offering a large selection of men’s black tie clothing. With a legacy of excellence dating back over a century, our designers and tailors take great care in the creation of every item of clothing. Browse our collection of black tie clothing.