Bartlett & Butcher
Bartlett and Butcher
The Tannery
Vicarage Hill
GU34 1HT

Tel: 01420 82033
Opening Hours
Monday 09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 13.00 - 19.30
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 17.30
Sunday Closed

Black Tie

Black Tie

Dress in Black Tie or White Tie and you’re ready for good company, excellent food and fine wine.

Evening wear for men is often referred to as Black Tie or a DJ, whereas White Tie is an evening tailcoat with a white Marcella waistcoat, shirt and bow tie.

We have evening wear hire to suit every occasion. For a black tie dinner you will need:

  • A pleated front dinner shirt with either a wing collar or standard collar and bow tie. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a black bow tie; this depends on how formal the function and your individual persona.
  • A dinner jacket that is either single breasted, double breasted or shawl which has rounded lapels.
  • Or a white tuxedo, a white jacket, which is in fact off white or cream, always worn with black dress trousers that have a satin stripe running down the seam of each leg.
  • Or a Nehru jacket, an elegant longer jacket style with a stand-up collar.

Optional accessories might include a pocket handkerchief and a cummerbund to help make even more of an impression. We also hire formal black Oxford shoes and cuff links. Hats however, should not be worn if the invitation says ‘Black Tie.’ A black top hat and silver-tipped ebony cane can be worn if your invitation says “White Tie”, all are available to hire.

For black tie hire and dinner jacket hire in Hampshire (Hants), Surrey and Berkshire, talk to Bartlett & Butcher. We have more than 50 years’ experience in dressing clients correctly for functions at which they need to make the right impression.