Modern Black Tie

Modern Black Tie is the most extensive guide to contemporary black-tie eveningwear that has ever been published.

At 400+ pages, the book covers everything from the classics to the future of the dress code, and gives readers dozens of examples of black-tie outfits and accessories to provide them with the confidence and inspiration they need to tackle all their black tie occasions, across various levels of formality.

Modern Black Tie is written in a clear, accessible, and often humorous style. It is in every respect a contemporary title for the twenty-first-century man. The fundamental philosophy of the book is to show that black tie is an ever-evolving phenomenon, and while not eschewing the traditional tenets of the dress code, its argues that what really counts is the effort you take to dress the way you do for special formal events.

Our Story

A Savile Row maker, creating exceptional bow ties for your most memorable occasions.

Mickael is passionate about fabric. He has travelled the world in search of the finest threads, seeking out the finest silks from Italy, velvets, wools and linens from the UK and worldwide. Unable to find bow ties that combined premium materials with a modern, stylish cut, Mickael began to design his own.

Since 2011, La Bowtique has been providing beautiful bow ties to industry and private customers worldwide. We bring our Savile Row attention to detail and work with modern shapes and fabrics to create the perfect accessory for your special occasion.


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