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5 Ways To Own The Black Tie Dress Code

The following article has been sponsored by Joe Black

You’ve been told that weddings are expensive. You’ve heard horror stories from harried grooms and beleaguered fathers of the brides. After years of cautionary tales, you’ve accepted it the way you accept balding and burgeoning nose hairs: it’s an unfortunate inevitability, and the sooner you acknowledge that, the sooner you can make peace with it.

Traditional logic says that the only way to avoid splashing out is to skip town and get hitched in Vegas (preferably by a man dressed as Elvis, preferably without a Hangover-style stag bash). But the truth is, unless you’re a billionaire saying “I do” on a private island, there’s no need to drop so much dough on your big day.

Joe Black is a stylish and affordable alternative for grooms who aren’t billionaires (yet). The current crop of Joe Black clothes offers a range of options for all kinds of weddings, from the classically formal to the chicly contemporary. Choose your style, choose your suit, and let Joe Black’s VIP treatment make your nuptials even more noteworthy.

For The Traditionalist


If a timeless look is what you’re after, a tuxedo is the clear wardrobe winner. Joe Black tuxes come in classic black or modern navy, with your choice of shawl collar or peak lapel. On the bottom, you’ll be sporting flat-fronted trousers with a satin waist band detail. The full package will run you $795 for a two-piece or $995 for a dapper three-piece.

For The Stylish Rebel


Maybe the classics are not for you. Put on a tux and you feel more like a certain cold climate bird than a suave secret agent. In that case, forego the black tie livery in favour of suit. Joe Black offers slim-fit tailoring sold as separates, making it easier for everyone to find their fit (and fewer alteration charges added to your bill).

Navy, blue and charcoal options are available in two pieces ($695) and three pieces ($895). Unlike the tux, a Joe Black suit won’t be relegated to the back of your closet. Dress it up with the right shirt and accessories for the big day, then dress it down for a work look worthy of a corner office.

For The Renegade


You’re not a man who follows the herd. You started the herd. And your wedding won’t be any different. For a one-of-a-kind look, there’s only one option: Joe Black’s One of One made to measure service.

One of One is your chance to craft the perfect suit. Select the foundation, then choose from unlimited styling options at no additional cost, including buttons, lining, thread colour and more. Four weeks later, you’ll have a suit so impeccably tailored you’ll want to sleep in it. One of One service starts at $1399 (available from Joe Black retail stores only).

Red Carpet Treatment


Your big day deserves to be exactly that: big. Joe Black holds nothing back, so you feel like an A-lister even if the closest you get to a red carpet is watching the Oscars.

It starts with a discount. Wedding parties get 20% off when three or more suits are purchased together, because every groom deserves one less wallet worry. Then there’s the VIP shopping suite, available in several David Jones locations, and a wedding stylist on hand in Joe Black to offer expert advice to the groom and his guys.

Oh, and did we mention the beer and whisky tasting available at Joe Black stores? If you weren’t already hyped about your wedding day duds, that should do the trick.

Win A Wedding Wardrobe


D’Marge readers can ENTER HERE to win a $1000 Joe Black wardrobe. Sport it as you say “I do” or, if wedding bells aren’t ringing yet, wear it to work and be the office style boss.

The winner will be chosen at random. If selected, you can scoop up your new JB swag from a Joe Black retail store or any David Jones store that stocks Joe Black. The prize must be redeemed in one trip. No cash alternative is available.

One Response to 5 Ways To Own The Black Tie Dress Code

  1. Hayden says:

    While this article gives quite a good (sponsored) guide to wedding attire it gives a downright atrocious guide to the black tie dress code (which depending upon the time of the wedding may not be appropriate anyway). If you are going to an event that calls for black tie the first look is the only one even close, and it still misses the mark with the waistcoat and buttons to begin with.

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