You are invited to a party, wedding or function and you see or your partner sees on the invite “dress code”. I know my wife will go into panic and the six hour shopping marathon will be scheduled in (I no longer attend these torturous events).
This means get out the tux/dinner suit. If yours is a little dated, and looks old and tattered, go shopping and get yourself a new one. You are invited to a formal occasion so you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb with an old outfit. Make sure you wear a dinner shirt (wing collar and pleats down the front), not just a plain white shirt. There are many clip-on bow
ties out there. Just check with the host to see if it is black tie or will any colour do. If you are planning to go to a few formal events then definitely invest in a new dinner suit. If this is your one and only, you can cheat and buy a plain black suit which you can wear as a dinner suit and as a normal suit (after a few drinks no one will notice). Make sure your dinner suit has the satin trip on the lapel, pockets and down the seam of the trouser leg.
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