The outfit for grand balls and dinners. It is the most festive of menswear modules.
The trousers are black and of the same bale of cloth as the jacket. The galon, the silk (grosgrain or satin) trim on the sides, consists of two stripes; the double stripes, in military uniforms denoting higher rank, distinguish it from the single galons of Black Tie.
White braces/suspenders are used to hold the trousers in place.
A Marcella Piqué Bib Shirt is needed. The bib is ideally form the same material as the bow
The side openings are needed to reach the studs
from behind. The shirt in the picture is from Knize in Vienna.
The cuffs are single cuffs with cuff links.
The cuff links should be symmetrical, i.e. having two faces, and no whale tail or any bars. The reason is that when dancing and turning all sides of the cuff links are visible and hence two faces are optimal aesthetically.
The shirt studs, traditionally made from decorative mother of pearl, have a detachable base that is inserted through the side openings from behind and screwed into the base of the shirt button.
The waistcoat in 100% Marcella cotton too, open and backless.
White Glacé gloves are de rigeur. The ones in the picture are made from kid leather.
A white Piqué Marcella bow tie, which, ideally, is of the same material as the Marcella part of the shirt.
Black silk socks are part of White Tie. their light and airy material is ideal for long nights dancing or dining.