Have a civilian black tie fuction coming up at a prestigious adress in London. Will end up in a private club afterwards somewhere in town. Couple of questions though: 1. Would a Corps bow tie or cummerbund be deemed to be pretentious? I wish to avoid this at all costs, but wouldn't mind putting my own spin on my attire to be individual in a sea of city types. 2. I am guessing that miniatures would only be worn if I were retired, and at a military function as opposed to a civilian one. 3. Do not wish to commit any sartorial crimes, so any pointers gratefully received. Thanks.