Semi Formal Wear

Semi formal wear outline & examples...As a follow up to our formal wear article, this semi formal dress code further outlines what a gentleman should wear for semi formal attire.

Provided is a brief list of semi formal attire components with a couple more visual examples.

The semi formal attire examples and guidelines below should help you with selecting your attire for day or evening semi formal events.

Daytime (before 6pm) Semi Formal Dress Code

  1. Jacket: Black or Grey single breasted wool jacket
  2. Trousers: Black striped grey wool with no cuffs
  3. Waist Coat: Grey, sometimes off-white
  4. Shirt: White wing collar or turndown collar
  5. Neckwear: Grey patterned tie or black tie
  6. Shoes: Black patent leather oxfords or loafers

Daytime Semi Formal Attire: Example #1

Semi Formal Stroller

Daytime Semi Formal Attire: Example #2

Semi Formal Stroller 2

Evening (after 6pm) Semi Formal Dress Code

  1. Jacket: Black or midnight blue standard cut single/double breasted
  2. Trousers: Matches Jacket, with satin or grosgrain piping, no cuffs
  3. Waist Coat: black single/double breasted and/or black cummerbund
  4. Shirt: White wing collar or turndown collar
  5. Neckwear: Black silk bow tie
  6. Shoes: Black patent leather oxfords or loafers

Evening Semi Formal Attire Example #1

Semi Formal Blacktie

Evening Semi Formal Attire Example #2

Semi Formal Blacktie 2

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