Black tie accessories play a crucial role in completing the ensemble for an evening wedding suit. As black tie weddings have grown in popularity, attention to accessories has become increasingly important for Grooms looking to make a stylish statement on their special day. Here's a breakdown of some key black tie accessories:

Bow Ties, the quintessential black tie accessories

Our classic black bow ties are perfect for those seeking a traditional and understated look. They exude timeless elegance and pair seamlessly with dinner suits for a polished and sophisticated appearance.

For those looking to add a touch of flair to their outfit, we also offer batwing bow ties. These sleek and modern bow ties feature a larger shape, adding a contemporary twist to your black tie ensemble.

Additionally, for customers seeking more customization options, we offer hand-tied bow ties available for retail purchase. These bow ties are crafted with care and attention to detail, offering a bespoke touch to your black tie accessories.

What sets our collections apart is the extensive range of colours and fabrics available. With over 50 Duchess satin colours to choose from, you can easily find a bow tie that matches your wedding colour theme perfectly. Whether you prefer classic hues or bold shades, our selection ensures that you can find the ideal black tie accessories to complement your bridesmaids’ outfits.

In addition to satin, we also offer a variety of textures and alternative fabrics, allowing you to explore different styles and add unique touches to your ensemble. From luxurious silks to modern textures, there's a bow tie option to suit every taste and preference.

With our diverse range of bow ties, you can effortlessly elevate your dinner suit and create a wedding outfit that is as unique and stylish as you are.

Pocket squares

A pocket square is a subtle yet impactful black tie accessory that can elevate the sophistication of a black tie wedding suit. Its versatility and elegance make it a timeless addition to any tuxedo outfit.

While a classic white pocket square exudes timeless elegance and adds a touch of refinement to the suit, opting for a coloured pocket square can infuse personality and style into the suit. Choosing a pocket square in a hue that complements your bridesmaid’s colour is an excellent way to tie together the overall look and add a cohesive element to your Ushers.

Whether you prefer a crisp white pocket square for a traditional touch or a coloured pocket square to coordinate with your wedding palette, the key is to select a pocket square that enhances the aesthetic of your suit and reflects your personal style.

No matter the choice, a well-chosen pocket square serves as a must-have black tie accessory for any Groom, adding a polished and sophisticated flair.

Black tie accessories - waistcoats

The inclusion of an evening suit waistcoat can truly elevate the sophistication of a black tie wedding outfit. Traditionally crafted to match the fabric of the suit lapel and bow tie, a waistcoat adds a layer of refinement and elegance to the overall look.

Opting for a waistcoat in a style that complements your personal taste and coordinates with your Groomsmen's attire is a modern approach to standing out. Choosing different styles for yourself and your Groomsmen adds a contemporary twist to classic black tie accessories.

In our hire collection, we offer a variety of waistcoat styles to suit every preference. These include classic single-breasted, collarless double-breasted, scoop, and scoop double-breasted designs. These options allow you to find the perfect waistcoat style to complement your suit and create a polished and cohesive look using black tie accessories.

For those seeking additional customization options, our made-to-measure range offers a wider selection of waistcoat styles to choose from. Whether you prefer a traditional or modern silhouette, our range ensures that you can find the ideal black tie accessories waistcoat to complete your evening suit ensemble and make a memorable impression on your special day.

Cummerbunds, the classic black tie accessories

Cummerbunds offer a debonair alternative to waistcoats and evoke a classic and sophisticated aesthetic. Originally designed to cover the waistband and prevent shirt bunching, cummerbunds have a rich history that dates to their origins in India.

The cummerbund as we know it today was popularized in Europe during the 1920s. Based on the traditional Indian sash known as a "kamarband," which was worn over a tunic. This elegant black tie accessory quickly became a staple of formal wear. Adding a touch of refinement to evening suits.

When selecting a cummerbund, it's customary for the fabric to match the material of the bow tie and jacket lapels. This ensures a cohesive and polished look that complements the overall look of the outfit. Whether crafted from satin, silk, or another luxurious fabric, this black tie accessory adds texture and visual interest to the ensemble while maintaining a sense of timeless elegance.

Dress shirts

A dress shirt is a crucial component of a dinner suit outfit and differs from an everyday shirt. Evening shirts are designed to complement the formal elegance of a tuxedo suit and feature distinct characteristics that set them apart.

One notable difference is the absence of buttons. Instead of conventional buttons, dress shirts typically require studs to fasten the front placket. These studs are removable and serve as elegant accents that contribute to the refined aesthetic of the outfit. In our hire collection, all dress shirts come with black dress studs included.

Furthermore, black tie accessory dress shirts should traditionally feature a double cuff. Double cuff shirts require cufflinks for closure. Cufflinks add a touch of sophistication to the suit and provide an opportunity for personalization and style expression. Whether opting for your Grandad’s borrowed links, or a 21st Birthday gift, cufflinks are a versatile accessory that enhances the elegance of the dress shirt.

Traditional dress shirts are often crafted from Marcella textured fabric, which lends them a distinctive and elegant appearance. Marcella fabric is characterized by its raised, woven texture, which creates a subtle yet visually appealing surface pattern. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Marcella fabric is also prized for its durability and resilience, ensuring that the dress shirt maintains its crisp and polished look throughout the duration of the event.

We also offer full made to measure evening shirts in a variety of fabrics which can be personalised with your wedding date or initials.

Patent shoes

For that complete finished look patent leather shoes are the quintessential choice. The glossy finish of patent leather pairs harmoniously with the sheen of a tuxedo's silk or satin lapels, creating a cohesive and polished look. Traditionally, classic Oxfords have been the preferred style of patent leather shoes for formal occasions, offering a timeless and sophisticated aesthetic.

However, modern alternatives such as the monk shoe and loafer have become increasingly popular choices among our Grooms, particularly for destination weddings. The patent loafer offers a contemporary twist on a classic shoe style. They provide a relaxed yet high-fashion look that complements the overall vibe of a beach or destination wedding.

The versatility of patent leather shoes makes them suitable for a variety of formal occasions, from black tie weddings to red carpet events. Their sleek and refined appearance adds a touch of elegance to any black tie suit, making them an essential accessory for completing a polished look. Whether opting for traditional Oxfords or modern alternatives like loafers, patent leather shoes are sure to make a stylish statement on your special day.

A selection of our made to measure patent shoes, available in the Billericay store only. Other patent styles are available in our made to measure collection.

Customers in their black tie accessories