Modern Black Tie: A Guide
Modern Black Tie is the most extensive guide to contemporary black-tie eveningwear that has ever been published.
At 300+ pages, the book covers everything from the classics to the future of the dress code, and gives readers dozens of examples of black-tie outfits and accessories to provide them with the confidence and inspiration they need to tackle all their black tie occasions, across various levels of formality.
Modern Black Tie is written in a clear, accessible, and often humorous style. It is in every respect a contemporary title for the twenty-first-century man. The fundamental philosophy of the book is to show that black tie is an ever-evolving phenomenon, and while not eschewing the traditional tenets of the dress code, its argues that what really counts is the effort you take to dress the way you do for special formal events.
Housing ten comprehensive chapters, a directory of the world’s leading black-tie brands, and a foreword by actor, broadcaster, and writer Stephen Fry, it is the perfect reference book for anyone who is interested in black-tie or classic menswear, planning a wedding or formal event, or simply looking for a thoughtful Christmas gift for a lover of finely printed reference books.
The design, development, and publication of Modern Black Tie was managed in collaboration with Valet Magazine Limited, publisher of Valet, an independent print magazine about classic menswear, lifestyle, and literature.