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While formal black tie is a fairly strict dress code, over the past few years the rules have relaxed enough to let you inject personality into your formal attire and with award season upon us and the BAFTA’S taking place on Sunday 14th February, New & Lingwood celebrate the black tie dress code with their tips of how to get it right on the red carpet.

The Classic Black Tie
New & Lingwood offer two variations of the tuxedo in their St. James store, which are both available to buy off the peg and then can receive that very important bespoke finish with a tailoring service available in store. The best thing about this look is that it will never go out of style!

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The classic Peak Lapel Dinner Jacket and the Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket both priced £695.00 and can be worn with the classic Dinner Trousers priced at £295.00

The Patterned Tuxedo
For the more discerning dresser Simon Maloney the Brand Director at New & Lingwood, suggests his personal favourite – the Gowrie Jacket priced at 3395.00 and Flat Iron Trouser £255.00.

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The Velvet Smoking Jacket
Adding a little flare and individualtly to your look certainly is a trait of the brand and various smoking jackets are avaialble in the Jermyn Street store, a personal favourite being the velvet in both black and burgundy. One rule of thumb, steer clear of matching velvet trousers. The velvet smoking jacket is priced £895.00.

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The Final Touches
Bringing the entire look together whether it be classic black tie, Hollywood tie or Lord of the Manor. One thing remains – detailing is key! With a wealth of accessories, New & Linwgood can cater to the dressers needs with classic braces priced at £95.00, scarves such as the one pictured £125.00, the Pave Set Spinal Spider Cufflinks £695.00 and bow ties starting from £55.00.

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Finally pair your black tie look with a classic patent dress shoe or opt for a sophisticated slipper in velvet or patent £195.00.

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New & Lingwood (53 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX)