When you receive an invitation to a swanky dinner or party and it stipulates a "black tie" dress code, what does that actually mean? Well, it sure as heck doesn't mean you can come through in the same suit you wear Monday to Friday — this is your time to flex some sartorial muscle, man: go sharp or go home. On the flipside, however, it doesn't mean you should blow a full pay check on new gear or, sillier still, rush out to the nearest suit rental spot to secure a boxy, unflattering tuxedo.

 

Take a look at the latest style hack from ASOS Stylist James Welsh, who tells you how to nail black tie the easy way in one of our skinny-fit tuxes.