New Rules Of Fall Black Tie Style

Black Tuxes Are Cool, But, Dinner Jackets Are Better

ok, keep your full tux ready too!

It’s official — fall event season is among us. While it’s easy to don that trusty and well-tailored tuxedo you got a few years back, fall black tie events call for a bit of panache. One of the easiest and most stylish ways to kick up your fall formal wear style is to — rock a funky dinner jacket. 

A punch of plaid, a rich burgundy velvet or burnt orange will turn your formal style up to 1000! Honestly, it’s your time to be the most stylish guy at the party, because a little competition is good for everyone. 

Photography by Saeed Ferguson ofAll Cap Studio

Sabir M. Peele Black Tie Style in Hugo Boss Black Watch Plaid Blazer w/ Mercedes Benz AMG C 43


Shop The Look In PostBlack Watch Plaid Dinner Jacket —Hugo Boss| Custom Blue Label Tuxedo Shirt —ModaMatters| Blue Velvet Slippers –To Boot NY| Black Tuxedo Pants –Tallia| Mark XVIII Watch – IWC c/oGovberg Watches| Bee Lapel Pin –Goorin Bros


Gone are the days that tuxedos being the standard uniform for black tie events. Maximalism is become the new standard. However; when heading to an event that will be held in the evening especially during the fall, you want to do a few things to make sure your outfit hits all the marks:

  • Opt for rich colors and patterns that are autumn-appropriate, like a black watch dinner jacket. Think forest green velvet or burgundy
  • Don’t go overboard with the patterns. You’re already making a style swerve and you don’t want to off the rails
  • For starters, stick with a traditional pair of black tuxedo pants are the glue to bring your outfit together
  • Keep your accessories classic, understated watch and bow tie that matches the lapel fabric of your jacket
  • Have fun with your footwear, but, make sure its complementary to your overall look
  • Find a jacket with a bit of texture, trust me, it’s a conversation starter. Or at least, people are going want to feel you (in you’re into that sort of thing)

Sabir M. Peele Black Tie Style in Hugo Boss Black Watch Plaid Blazer w/ Mercedes Benz AMG C 43

Sabir M. Peele in Hugo Boss Black Watch Plaid Blazer w/ Mercedes Benz AMG C 43

Sabir M. Peele Black Tie Style in Hugo Boss Black Watch Plaid Blazer w/ Mercedes Benz AMG C 43

Sabir M. Peele Black Tie Style in Hugo Boss Black Watch Plaid Blazer w/ Mercedes Benz AMG C 43

Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

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