The cummerbund, or kamarband in it's original Persian, is a silk sash used to cover the waistline of a gentlemen's outfit. As evening-wear evolved throughout the British Empire, gentlemen found that a woollen waistcoat was not practical in tropical climes. Thus, the cummerbund was adopted from Indian court dress, and modified into the silk sash worn under a dinner suit.
It modestly covers the meeting point of trouser and shirt at the waist and is a necessity to maintain the formality of evening wear.
This set includes a black cummerbund, black bow tie, and black tipped white handkerchief.