Black Tie and Silver Shirt Studs
The wearing of Black Tie in the evening dates back to circa 1865. King Edward V11 who at the time was the Prince of Wales commissioned the Tailors Henry Poole & Co to design him a short smoking jacket to wear at informal dinner parties.
Henry Poole & Co were the first tailors in the now famous street Saville Row in London’s West End, where the great and the good and wealthy still have their suits made. They were also tailors to Emporer Napoloen 111. They also made Dinner suits for King Edward V111 who abdicated the British throne to marry the American divorcee Mrs Wallace Simpson.
King Edward V111 in DJ and shirt studs
Waistcoats and Cummerbunds should never be seen together. In fact cummerbunds were first worn by the British Army in India to hide their waistband and braces beneath their short red smoking jackets . What the King wore the Army wore.
Today a black or midnight blue jacket is the normally the preferred colour, but not really acceptable before 6pm. The DJ or in the US they call this a Tuxedo
A tuxedo in the UK is normally white and can be worn before 6pm for lunches, weddings etc.
Bow ties should be made of black silk, shoes black patent or highly polished.
Dress Shirts worn with shirt studs for black tie have traditionally had “french” or Double cuffs to be secured by Cufflinks…get it.
The original formal dress shirt is designed to be worn with shirt studs. Traditionally these are in silver or gold settings, most commonly Silver Onyx Studs or Silver Mother of Pearl Studs, which are also more formal and worn with white tie.
At the London Silver Company.Com we have a large selection of shirt studs in all colours for all occasions. Cornelian shirt studs, Oyster Shell shirt studs, Mother of Pearl, Black Shell shirt studs, Plain Silver shirt studs, Turquoise shirt studs.
These Cornelian and oyster shell silver shirt studs are only £63 and you can buy them now.
The perfect gift for a man is this box set of silver onyx shirt studs and matching silver onyx cufflinks
Silver Cufflinks are a way of bringing to life a black tie and to give oneself some individuality amongst a bunch of similarly dressed men.
Or win best dressed man like Daniel Craig with silver shirt studs and a Money Clip as used by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
So be the best dressed man at your next Black tie event and dont forget those Silver Shirt studs.