Austin Reed explains how to look fab – not flash – when donning black tie

Everything you need to dress the part this social season
Everything you need to dress the part this social season

Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties are notorious for, ahem, cheeky behaviour and less-than-suitable outfits, even when black tie is specified.

Purveyors of sophisticated business attire, Austin Reed, have stepped in to help by issuing the Austin Reed Black Tie Directory.

Now, gentlemen, there is no excuse for not looking the part when you are socialising this season. Make sure you know which shoes to wear with black tie. Learn the answers to such difficult questions as ‘to cummerbund or not to cummerbund’? What about a waistcoat? And does velvet ever work?

Let Austin Reed guide you with its Black Tie Directory and you won’t set a handsomely shod foot wrong.

Institute members (ladies, too!) are sent regular offers and discounts on Austin Reed clothing and accessories as part of their member benefits package, so do check your email or use the attached MEMBER VOUCHER when shopping at Austin Reed.





Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email