Tag: Black Tie

Dinner suits, Dinner jackets and Tuxedos

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...

Blue Diamond Jacquard Dinner Jacket at the Skyfall Premiere

The James Bond actors usually dress in a Bond-like manner for the premieres of their Bond films, but five years ago today Daniel Craig wore something more creative f...

A Tale of Two Tuxedos: Opposite Ends of Black Tie

It was the best of ties, it was the worst of ties. Not all ways of wearing black tie (a dinner jacket/tuxedo) are equal, but the differences with regards to how ...

Non-White Shirts for Black Tie

Part of the elegance and formality of black tie come from the contrast and balance of black and white in the outfit. However, even traditional black tie is not a...

Sins: Timothy Dalton in Black and White Dinner Jackets

Happy birthday to Timothy Dalton! Timothy Dalton's last project released before he first starred as James Bond in The Living Daylights is the 1986 television ...