Alternative Black Tie - how to bend the rules

Alternative Black Tie - how to bend the rules

Over the course of the last decade, Favourbrook has helped pioneer a more flexible approach to black tie. While the luxury formalwear specialist based on Pall Mall still does a fine line in classic black tie ensembles, it has also reacted to a growing number of discerning customers who like to bend sartorial rules. 

Mustard Cord Newport Jacket

Mustard Cord
Newport Jacket

Mustard Cord Dress Trousers

Mustard Cord
Dress Trousers

Indigo Rockwell Linen Pintuck Dress Shirt

Indigo Rockwell Linen
Pintuck Dress Shirt

Besides its traditional black and midnight navy dinner jacket options, Favourbrook has also released this season a number of alternative styles that can look equally as sophisticated and elegant when paired with a dress shirt, dress trousers, and bow tie.

Burgundy Velvet Newport Jacket

Burgundy Velvet
Newport Jacket

Olive Velvet Grosvenor Smoking Jacket

Olive Velvet Grosvenor
Smoking Jacket

Racing Green Velvet Cotton Dinner Jacket With Black Grosgrain Silk Lapels

Racing Green Velvet
Cotton Dinner Jacket

Alongside Favourbrook’s eclectic velvet dinner jacket collection, which includes styles crafted in tones such as fawn, racing green, burgundy, and rust, there is also the perennial silk botanics collection, which is recognisable for its delicate geometric floral patterns. Moreover, Favourbrook has also created a beautiful needlecord jacket in a vibrant mustard yellow, which can by styled with a black grosgrain silk bow tie and traditional black satin stripe tuxedo trousers for a head-turning black tie look.

Navy Botanics Silk Dinner Jacket

Navy Botanics
Silk Dinner Jacket

Black Botanics Silk Dinner Jacket

Black Botanics
Silk Dinner Jacket

The aforementioned botanics collection is a decadent and playful interpretation of black tie, featuring delicate floral patterns in rich autumnal tones to add a touch of glamour to the ensemble. The addition of colours also allows for more dexterity with ones choice of bow tie and pocket square.

Traditional black tie can be stunning, but one shouldn’t be restricted by sartorial dogma. Times change and styles do too, as it is with formal eveningwear in the 21st century. So don’t be cowed into toeing the line - make a statement with Favourbrook’s alternative black tie looks this season.

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