Tuxedo Rental Blog

Etiquette – Special Occasion

Whether you aim to follow, bend or break the rules, here are some tuxedo etiquette facts to help you:

White tie (Most Formal)
  • Black Tailcoat & Pants
  • White Shirt, vest (or cummerbund), and bow tie
  • Black Formal shoes
  • White Gloves
Black Tie (Very Formal)
  • Black (or white) Tuxedo Coat & Black Pants
  • White Shirt
  • Black vest (or cummerbund) and Bow Tie
  • Formal Shoes
Black Tie Optional (Preferred Formal)
  • Black (or white) Tuxedo Coat & Black Pants
  • White Shirt
  • Any Accessories
Time of Event:
  • After 5pm – Same as White Tie
  • 2pm-5pm – Same as Black Tie
Event Location:
  • Cathedral – Same as White Tie
  • Chapel or Church – Same as Black Tie
  • Outside or Dining hall or other – Same as Black Tie Optional
Scroll to Top