Tag: Black Tie

Dinner suits, Dinner jackets and Tuxedos

Dr. No Dinner Suit

Dinner Jacket Facings: Satin, Grosgrain and Others

One detail primarily separates an ordinary black suit from a dinner suit: silk lapel facings. There are a number of other details that a dinner suit (also called...

The Trendy Medium Blue Dinner Suit (Tuxedo)

Ever since Daniel Craig dressed in what appeared to be a royal blue Tom Ford dinner suit on some of the Skyfall posters, medium blue became a popular colour for ...

Noble House: Pierce Brosnan’s Peaked-Lapel Dinner Suit

Happy 65th birthday to Pierce Brosnan! Though Pierce Brosnan missed out on playing James Bond a year earlier, he was able to dress the part in a peaked-lapel ...

Studs, Buttons or Fly Front? How a Black Tie Shirt Should Fasten

The dress shirt—also called an evening shirt, a Tuxedo shirt or a formal shirt—is a shirt worn for the black tie dress code with a dinner jacket (Tuxedo) and can...

Sheer Elegance: The Voile Shirt

It takes both a bold and elegant man to wear a shirt made of voile. That man sounds like James Bond. Alan Flusser defines voile in his book Dressing the Man a...

Variations of the Shawl Collar on a Dinner Jacket

Though shawl collar is not the style of dinner jacket that James Bond has worn the most often, it might be the style that he is most associated with. Sean Conner...

53 Years of James Bond in Black Tie Infographic

Three years ago I created an infographic that breaks down all of James Bond’s black tie outfits by every part of the outfit. I have now revised the graphic with a fr...

James Bond Black Tie Illustrations by Pat Carbajal

Recently I had become acquainted with a brilliant artist and illustrator named Pat Carbajal from Argentina. We worked together on three illustrations of classic Jame...