Examples of a correct execution of "white tie", the real evening formal. 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. Black bow ties and cummerbund are FORBIDDEN!!! and please IT'S NOT A TUXEDO.
The Spanish Royal Family Has Dinner with Antonio Banderas
Pique Vest, Bow Tie
Richard E Grant white tie
With tails and I! Richard E Grant gives fans a Downton preview
Digitally altered image of white tie. Original showed shirt bellow waistcoat
Shawl lapel. The only alternative to peak lapel in White tie attire.