Black silk cummerbund: essential kit for gentlemen’s evening dress
For a smart evening turnout, the black silk cummerbund is an essential item. Discreetly covering the area where the dress shirt tucks into the trousers, it’s an adaptation of the sash worn round the waist in colonial India. It used to have a little pocket sewn into it, which is why it is always worn with the folds pointing upwards.
Another de rigueur item for a gentleman, it has to be black silk, which serves to create the optical illusion of lengthening a gentlemen’s leg, as well as keeping his shirt in good order. Other colours do not have this attribute! One size, adjustable.
RRP £70 plus delivery. CCUK £31. Free UK mainland delivery.