Classic black tie event - wear your black tuxedo, cummerbund and bow tie. You need to look like you belong. But you don't need to look exactly like every other man. Here's your cummerbund and tie choice - a black geometric pattern with splashes of white accents. Acceptable in almost all circumstances for the man who needs to be his own man.
(Please note: the pattern in the tie and cummerbund are identical in size and color. The picture exaggerates the size of the bowtie.)