Traditional Evening Tail - Wilvorst

Evening Tail Suit

Nothing is more classy and at once as timeless as the evening tail suit – the king of festive evening wear. For very formal occasions, this quite simply timeless elegant attire should be worn with white pique shirt, waistcoat, bow tie & black patent shoes. To go that one step further for that fresh evening air, wear a black silk top hat and a scarf. This outfit is made for elegant balls and weddings, only in the evening. Invitation information: white tie.


The evening tail suit is the king of formal wear: timeless, male, precious – the official attire for very formal occasions.

Rule of thumb: The evening tailcoat is best worn after 3 pm or even better after nightfall. If the invitation says “White Tie” you are requested to wear an evening tailcoat, e.g. at very elegant weddings, balls, festive premieres, state banquets or receptions of European Royal Families.

When you wear your evening tail suit you should observe some rules of styling and matching of all parts of your evening dress. The classic tail coat is complemented with a white, very low-cut piqué waistcoat, a matching white full dress shirt with a stiffened piqué front as well as a white piqué bowtie. The look gets perfect with classic, black patent leather shoes. The highlight of the attire is the top hat. The top hat is the appropriate headdress for very formal occasions – together with the evening tail suit. It mostly is collapsible (French: Chapeau Claque). It has become fashionable already in the first half of the 19th century.

Traditional Evening Tail - Wilvorst


Address: Unit 8A, Terryland Retail Park, Headford Rd, Galway
Phone: +353 91 566 050


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Sunday: 1 – 5pm by appointment only.
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