Peak Lapel Dinner Suit
The dinner suit also know as Tuxedos is one of the most interesting kinds of formal evening wear; it isn’t as stiff and rigid as the white tie events and it isn’t as comfortable as the morning or day suit. It was at its peak of ingenuity between the years of 1930 and 1940. This is wear the crafting of what we call Black Tie wear comes from. They took all the etiquette rules they had at the time and took comfort and class to a whole new level.
Lets look at all the components that go into a Dinner suit or as some people would call it a Black Tie event. This event could be anything from a cocktail party to a formal dinner to a regular party. But it is important to remember never to have or wear your black tie suit before 6pm (hence the term evening wear). That is considered very poor etiquette and is frowned upon in most circles. The pieces of what makes a dinner suit will be listed below.
Fabric colors – The term black tie is a bit of a give-away. Black is the traditional color, black stands out especially with the shirt and bow tie. Although black is the tradition midnight blue is considered the classic. Midnight blue was introduced during the 1930s because the color is able to keep its richness whereas black can seem to fade especially in old suits where the cloth can fade and has a grayish shade especially in parties that start before sunset. In addition black seems rather dull and boring. Today it is rather difficult to find midnight blue dinner suits in off the peg or ready to wear therefore made to measure or bespoke is your best option.