Isn't it about time to change the black tie dress code?
Well, after we've made an overview of the Elements of the Black tie dress code, let's see how do men wearing it look.
Let's take for example the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala held in New York on November 23, 2015.
Chairman and CEO of HBO Richard Pleper (L) and actor Michael Douglas (R)
Executive producer Sang-koo Shim (L) and director Nam-joo Meng (R), both of South Korea
Actor Maarten Heijmans, of The Netherlands
British actor Julian Fellows
Actor Piolo Pascual (L), of the Philippines, and Charo Santos Concio (R), President of the
International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
US actor Robin Lord Taylor
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef
Most of the gentlemen - no matter if they are actors, producers, screenwriters, CEOs, etc. and the country they origin from - are dressed almost the same - black suits, white shirts, black bow-ties/ties. We know that this is the traditional set for the Black tie dress code, but:
1) It allows little variations (which they almost don't apply)
2) Isn't it about time to change it?
I mean why should all these men look alike, when everyone could show his personal style and taste?
They can be both elegant and different, classy and cheerful.
Isn't this better?
Pitti People from Pitti Immagine Uomo
1-7. © Andrew Gombert/EPA
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