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White tie

Examples of a correct execution of "white tie". With a WHITE bow tie, peaked lapels, high waisted pants, the waistcoat must NEVER, ever be shown bellow the front part of jacket. Some examples are not perfect, but at least not commit the terrible mistakes commonly seen these days.

White tie with decorations

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White tie, MET 2014

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John F. kennedy white tie

Headless white tie example :)

Fred Astaire's white tie. The inverted pleats and high-trouser waist strike me as incredibly elegant; the way that the pleats flow out over the hips from the waist, reinforcing the suit's hourglass shape.

Corneliani white tie

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Dancing on the Edge , BBC2 2012. Costume Design by Lindsay Pugh (via @Lasca Bird Bird Bird Sartoris)

Dressed for Success!

Huntsman | Savile Row English tailors since 1849

White tie

Top hat on stage

Musical is back, 2009 Oscar ceremony