Posted on February 08 2016
Like "festive," "black tie optional" offers more confusion than help on what to wear. It is generally accepted that by placing black tie as an option, the host/hostess/organizers prefer men to wear tuxedos.
But men, typically favoring underdressing to overdressing, often forgo the tuxedo for a dark business suit. But take the high road.
If you choose to wear a tuxedo then you are taking the high road but you may risk being on of only a handful of people dressed this way. We think that if your part of the Gent Row Club, then you will have the confidence to wear a tuxedo. If your going to be a penguin, then be a better one!