JJ in the Vancouver Sun:
VANCOUVER — To rent or to buy is not the question.
What really matters when it comes to wearing black tie is looking like you belong in a tuxedo.
Admittedly, all men can't be James Bond or Barack Obama, but it is possible to achieve some true panache, thereby avoiding any associations with Batman's flightless adversary, the Penguin (who technically wore a tailcoat and therefore was dressed in white tie), or high school graduation.
Guy Voglino, New York-based divisional merchandise manager for Brooks Brothers, offered the following advice....
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