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FashionSuit Up: What To Wear To #HKTatlerBall2017

Suit Up: What To Wear To #HKTatlerBall2017

Suit Up: What To Wear To #HKTatlerBall2017
By Ben Fitzgerald
September 05, 2017
The annual Hong Kong Tatler Ball is fast approaching (Saturday, September 23) and it's time to start thinking ‘black tie.’ As with most restrictive dress codes, the devil is in the detail. From the dapper two-piece and the traditional tuxedo suit to the contemporary dinner jacket and separates look, here are 10 tailored options for this season’s hottest social event in Hong Kong. With any of one these, there’ll be no guessing who’s the beau of this ball
Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter
Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter

Favourbrook jacket

Velvet is very much on trend this season, and Favourbrook’s plush tuxedo jacket in emerald sparkles among basic black and navy dinner jackets. With a contrast shawl lapel and black passimenterie trim, the elegance is a celebration of both tradition and individual style. Keep the rest of the outfit classic to let the green shine.

Available at mrporter.com

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford
Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Thom Browne Tuxedo

For the gent who wants it all—at the ball, go for the three-piece tuxedo from Thom Browne. Complete with a dinner jacket, waistcoat and matching pants – unhemmed for a customised length, traditionalists will love the soft Super 120's wool twill. Made in Italy, the New York tailor even offers a bow tie to complement the class.

Available at lanecrawford.com

Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch
Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch

Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit

Purple for black tie? Yes, please. Dolce & Gabbana’s silk-blend jacquard three-piece suit features a stunning jacket with peaked lapels, a buttoned waistcoat and trousers with rear welt pockets. Made in Italy, it’s a sartorial statement—head-to-toe—that’s oh-so luxurious.

Available at farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford 
Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford 

Lanvin tuxedo

You can’t look past an updated classic. Lanvin crafts visual excellence with its two-piece tux. In a modern midnight blue, the suit’s dual natural fibres offer a subtle contrast between smooth wool and sumptuous silk. Peaked lapels, padded shoulder and a single-button front further tick all the formal boxes for the ball.

Available at lanecrawford.com

Photo: Courtesy of Selfridges
Photo: Courtesy of Selfridges

Tom Ford tuxedo

If James Bond were attending this ball, he’d go wearing Tom Ford. The Texan designer reigns in his typical flamboyance with this classic-fit tux. Crafted from a blend of durable wool and soft mohair, the navy two-piece nips in at the waist for a superb fit. But the talking point is the neo-geometric lapel, angular and sleek and trimmed with satin, to match silk cuffs, ready and waiting for some pearl cufflinks.

Available at selfridges.com

Armani Collezioni jacket
Armani Collezioni jacket

Armani Collezioni jacket

Italian eleganza comes via none other than Giorgio Armani. Part of the maestro’s Armani Collezioni canon, the navy velvet jacket features black satin lapels, lightly padded shoulders and button-embellished cuffs. Pair with grosgrain lined black trousers and patent leather oxfords for a bejewelled European look.

Available at harveynichols.com

Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman
Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Brioni tuxedo

Suit connoisseurs would be well aware of Brioni. Every suit is the result of a 220-step process and more than 22 hours of handcrafted workmanship. And this two-piece tux is no exception. Made in Italy from Lana wool, the jacket – and matching pants – features a single-button fastening and grosgrain peak lapels with a boutonniere. Trés chic.

Available at bergdorfgoodman.com

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys
Photo: Courtesy of Barneys

Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo

Ermenegildo Zegna’s Manhattan tuxedo is perfectly summer-nights-in-New York in a light cotton-blend textured weave. Made in Italy, it features a one-button closure and lightly padded shoulders for a streamline, slim fit. Pair with classic black trousers and a statement floral pin, like a red rose. Mind the red wine spillage in this white number.

Available at barneys.com

Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch
Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch

Gucci tuxedo

Jared Leto fans, rejoice. Gucci’s heritage tuxedo is an exact replica of the suit worn by the star to the 2016 Oscars. Recognised for its lobster red piping, the jacket-and-pant ensemble boasts notch lapels, front button closure and an interior embroidered heart appliqué. It’s a coloured suit, without the cringe.

Available at farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy of Ssense 
Photo: Courtesy of Ssense 

Neil Barrett blazer

You won’t stay hidden, for long, in Neil Barrett’s camo-print blazer. In the designer’s signature slim fit, this cotton-blend jacquard blazer features camouflage pattern in tones of black. Create an all-over monochrome look with this textured tailoring: shoes, shirt and pocket square – all black.

Available at ssense.com

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FashionHKTatlerBall2017MenswearTatler BallGucciLanvinTom FordErmenegildo ZegnaBrioniDolce & GabbanaTuxedoThom BrowneNeil BarrettFavourbrookArmani Collezioni

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