The Erotic Spell of Full Evening Dress

Cantara Christopher
3 min readSep 25, 2022

The screen world of the 30s was a golden time for men’s full formal wear — and the erotic sphere gained by it ::

“John Adjusts His Tie” realized by Cantara Christopher

Full dress, aka white-tie: an ensemble that includes tails, wing-collared shirt, hand-tied white bow tie usually in a cotton pique or fine grosgrain, and corresponding white waistcoat, traditionally three buttoned and cut low to expose maximum shirt front. Trousers, striped. For the

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Cantara Christopher

Actress-writer-composer leading visitors down the rabbit hole of the arts, sex, magick, Filipiniana, and America’s hidden history [cantarachristopher.blog]