Although it is obviously possible to jump from topic to topic, you will gain the most from The Tuxedo & Black Tie Guide by reading the sections in order because each topic builds on the knowledge gained in the previous one. In fact, it’s a lot like a course curriculum – but without the homework, deadlines and surprise quizzes.
Intermediate: Want to Get A Solid Foundational Understanding of Tuxedos and Black Tie?:
the Tuxedo Etiquette section provides the absolute fundamentals: defining white-tie and black-tie attire and describing their associated traditions the History section examines the origin and evolution of the above attire and traditions; its lessons are not essential for men who intend to follow the conventional rules but they are critical for men who think they can rewrite those rules
Classic Black Tie draws from black tie’s history to describe in detail its benchmark attire
Contemporary Black Tie looks at black tie’s contemporary trends in context of its history and classic benchmarks
The Morning Wear Guide discusses the equivalent of Black Tie and White Tie during the day, more specifically the morning coat and stroller suit.
Table of Contents
All pages have a menu on the very top to navigate between the section, as well as links to all related pages in a section and a table of contents of the page, so you can quickly and accurately get to the section that you are interested in.