This attaire with large protocol supports medals and decorations. If band isdressed, it must be over the vest.
One of the most famous events in which a tailcoat is dressed, is the ceremony of the Nobel prizes in Sweden.
Other events where it is common to see men dressed in "white tie" is in the gala dinners at embassies, royal coronations, gala balls, operas, classical concerts or wedding night (but only after 19 : 00).
In the early twentieth century, the tailcoat became an evening gown, along with the tuxedo.
After World War II, it became increasingly typical of nobles and members of the Court symbol, as well as participants in receptions and evening shows of great class, and currently plays the role of an evening gown the highest level.
- Jacket: black froack coat(can be white, sometimes) with silk or satin lapels and typical "swallow-tailed". It is short in the waist and is unique in that there needs to be buttoned. Each side has one or two rows of three buttons.
- Pants: black (or white sometimes) striped satin double wide on each side (satin stripes that run along the outer side of the leg pants). No pinces.
- Vest: Absolutely required; can be with a row of three buttons or double breasted with six buttons, usually is on white pique except for receptions that take place in the Vatican or some academic events during which the black vest is required.
- Shirt: Made of "double twisted" in cotton pique or pleated chest, pure cotton, double cuffs for cufflinks and diplomatic neck, that is to say back on top and the ends folded outwards. The cuffs are simple (as opposed the tuxedo), closed for twins and should hover subtly jacket.
- Tie: white pique bow tie as the vest, is one of the main features of the tailcoat. The bow needs to be carefully hand-knotted and never pre-tied. For religious and academic events as dresses black vest.
- Scarf: Preferably white linen or white silk.
- Suspenders: black or white.
- Socks: Knee, black, silk or wool plaid.
- Shoes: Always in black, patent leather plain Oxford or OperaPumps.