Neckwear

What to wear to a “Semi-Formal” event

We’re not sure about you, but when we get an invitation to a “Black Tie” or “Semi-formal” function, our first thought is: Do they really mean Black Tie?

Black-tie formal wear; What it actually means: Black tie is a dress code for social functions that start after 6 p.m., and basically translates to “this party is super fancy and men should wear tuxedos – with a black tie.” Black tie is the most formal dress code you’ll probably face when to comes to weddings or galas. For women, it’s customary to wear floor-length gowns. NOTE: This is the same dress code as “Semi-Formal.” “Formal,” means White Tie and Tails.

Black Tie Optional: If you receive an invite with the term “Black Tie Optional” or “Black Tie Encouraged” it means you can opt for a suit or sport coat instead of a tuxedo, but you should still wear a tie (not necessarily black). For women, it means opting for a cocktail dress if you would like, so long as the hemline isn’t too short or the style isn’t too revealing. Essentially, ladies should choose a dress that’ll hold up alongside a room full of men in formal tuxedos, and women who potentially have chosen to wear gowns.

The best course of action when you receive such an invitation, is to reach out to the host and ask what they’re really expecting to see.

At the Natty Dresser we sell and rent tuxedos and suits for all of life’s special occasions. Drop in and see what we have to offer.

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JZ Richards Neckties

Never underestimate the value of a man’s necktie.
The right tie can off-set the austerity of a business suit, help you stand out in an interview setting, or simply add elegance to your evening wear. But more importantly, your tie is an expression of style. Whether you go for paisley, a bold stripe, or a fancy print, your tie will make a statement.

What makes JZ Richards ties special?
In short; The fabrics. Because all of the fabrics are exclusive in-house designs, and don’t use any ho-hum mass-market materials like other brands do, JZ Richards ties are unique and you can count on the quality of the fabric. All J.Z. neckwear is made from 100% Silk, a fiber that can be dyed or printed with very rich, full colors. Since all J.Z. ties are made from the finest silk, your tie will not only feel great, but its color and design will be crisp and clean.

Made in the USA
J. Z. Richards is a family-owned and operated company based in Boulder, Colorado.
The ties are hand-made in New York. The quality American craftsmanship that goes into every J.Z. Richards tie results in a durable tie that knots easily, doesn’t slip, and is quality inside and out. Your J.Z. Richards tie always looks great. And so will you.

Points of distinction
• All J.Z. Richards’ designs are exclusive.
• Designs are developed by J.Z. Richards’ in-house design team.
• Fantastic clear colors. Customers tell us that the colors make JZ ties so easy to wear.
• All J.Z. Richards’ ties are hand-made in the U.S.A.
• Hand-sewn labels replace traditional bartacks.
• Every J.Z. tie has a jacquard lining.
• A self-fabric loop keeps the small end in place and looking neat.
• Interlinings are cut on a perfect 45-degree bias, so your tie will always hang straight.
• J.Z. Richards ties average 58 ½” in length, longer than the industry standard.
• J.Z. ties are sewn with a 3/8” seam allowance on both points, for durability.

J.Z. Richards’ ties are only available in the finest men’s stores, like The Natty Dresser, where quality is always our number one goal. The Natty Dresser staff of professional stylists are here to help you, so you can have confidence that your J.Z. Richards tie is perfectly coordinated with your outfit.

Dress Well, be Confident, Find Success!