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Never let it be said that we’re not contrary sorts at ShortList. Just a few weeks ago there we were lamenting the proliferation of pointless rules in sport, and by Jove we stand by what we said too.

However, not all rules are arbitrary constructs designed to preserve the status quo at the expense of the working man – oops, sorry, thought we were at our revolutionary Tuesday night meetings for a sec.

No, some rules work. Some rules actually enhance one’s life. Take style for instance. With the winter party season fast approaching it’s prudent to bear the following dress code pointers in mind. After all, we don’t want you getting your black tie contemporary look all mixed up with your black tie traditional. Talk about a faux pas…

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