Edwardian Men’s formal wear & evening attire for black tie events (most occasions after 6pm) consisted of a black tailcoat over black braided or striped formal trousers. A white bib front button-down shirt with a wingtip collar and a white bow tie were worn under a white U neck vest (very hard to find today). Black patent slip on tuxedo slippers or lace up Oxfords were the best formal shoes. The final touch came from clean white gloves and a black silk top hat. Closer to the end of the era, the tuxedo dinner jacket as we know it today came into fashion.
These new formalwear clothes work well for re-creating the Edwardian era formal style. Learn the history of Edwardian men’s evening attire here.