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Suits : The Spectrum of Formality

Ensure that you ’ re dressed appropriately for the occasion with these guidelines that cover a range of looks . Consider the season , time of day and the venue before making your selections . And there ’ s always room to play with pattern and color within the dress code .
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Formal : Black Tie

• Tuxedos in a smooth wool fabric with silk or satin lapels
• Black is the default , but midnight blue , hunter green and burgundy also appear
• Silk or satin stripe down the outer seams of the pants
• Bowtie is customary , in black or colorful satin or silk
• White dress shirt with vertical pleats , wing collar and studs instead of buttons
• French cuffs fastened with cufflinks and cummerbund in lieu of a belt
• Black shoes in patent or highly shined leather , with black socks

Semi-Formal : Cocktail Attire

• Suits in dark fabrics in wool or cotton blend , depending on the season
• Notched lapel is standard on a singlebreasted suit
• Dress shirts may be white or pastel with a spread collar
• Long necktie that ends at the belt is typical
• Pocket square of a complementary color in silk or cotton
• Leather belt matches shoe color
• Lace-up leather shoes with coordinating socks

Resort Formal : Beachfront Best

• Casual , light-colored suit in breathable fabrics like linen or cotton
• Long-sleeve buttoned shirts with classic barrel cuffs
• No tie , open collar
• Stylish sunglasses
• Cotton belt and pocket square
• Footwear : loafers , boat shoes , sandals or barefoot ◆
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