Men looking for black tie with a twist this season should consider the oldest look in semi-formal wear. You see, when the dinner jacket was first worn the late Duke of Windsor and his set had not yet gotten around to making it more casual, and it was usually worn with the same accessories as the white tie ensemble that upper class men wore to dinner. That meant a white piqué waistcoat and a white dress shirt with piqué front, single linked cuffs and a detachable winged collar, a combination that has since been supplanted by less attractive alternatives in the name of looking different. So of course it can be used in turn to look different and better at the same time.
The two piece winged collar shirt is the key to the look, which is best worn with a single breasted, peak lapelled jacket (the lines of the shawl collar are better suited to the turndown collared pleated shirt and the DB jacket was made for turndowns as well). Attached collars are a pale shadow of what they should be as they cannot be constructed with the necessary collar height, so the collar attaching studs of the detachable version are worth the trouble. A piqué front is also a requirement for authenticity but personally I see no reason that they should button in back as they once did, leaving a man without a valet at the mercy of his spouse when he dressed for the evening.
Shirt and waistcoat are worn with white tie in the illustration, from a 1934 Esquire.