Mr. Springs and friend show the variation in white tie get ups.
The waistcoat should never extend below the jacket. Strive to look like the man on the right, not the left.
So many things wrong in one picture.
Man on left- waistcoat too long(obvious), bulge around waist suggests belt, no studs, turn down collar, non marcella/pique shirt, non marcella/pique bow tie, jacket collar gaping shows an ill-fitting jacket.
Man on right- sleeves way too long leaving now cuff linen showing, non marcella/pique vest, pre-tied non marcella/pique bowtie which is the biggest offense in this picture, jacket collar sliding off man and sloping shoulders illustrates another too big and ill fitting jacket- go a size or two smaller.
If you are going to do it, do it right.
1936 guide to judging correct formal attire.
Fashion of the 1930s at the FIT Museum
Curator G. Bruce Boyer says that modern fashion began in the 1930s. His new exhibit, at the FIT Museum in New York, is “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.” Director Ben Harrison talked with Boyer at the posh opening party for the exhibit, and the curator drew the line between the Victorian and Edwardian fashions that still prevailed through the 1920s, and the strikingly contemporary styles of just a decade later.
The exhibit features vintage examples, ranging from evening clothes to trench coats to Fred Astaire’s shoes. In the early 30s, America was tightening its belt, but contemporary style was just getting started.