The perfect tuxedo
Black has long been the eveningwear colour of choice for men, but more and more we are seeing blue shades making their way into the contemporary man’s wardrobe. Experimenting with fabrics like wool or velvet can also add variety and versatility to your look. For a stylish, but traditional option, try a white tuxedo.
To stand out in the crowd, one can also move away from the classic two- button or notch lapel and instead try the one button/peak lapel or the shawl lapel. Men who would like to be adventurous with their look can play around and style their jacket by adding a pop of colour and adorning it with a lapel pin or pocket square.
For the more sartorially confident among us, try a patterned fabric for the tuxedo, while choosing a broader lapel but still in black satin.
Customisation is key, and your tuxedo must reflect your own style. Don’t follow trends blindly, but do wear a tuxedo that brings out your inner confidence and personality.
The dress shirt and bowtie also play a big role in completing the ensemble. There is no denying that the pleated and wing-collared shirt, along with a tie-on butterfly bowtie, will always be in style. Some acceptable changes can be a white self-patterned shirt without any pleats or frills or a shirt with a regular collar instead of a winged one.
For a modern update, try a velvet bow or a diamond shaped bowtie that works with the classic ensemble. To complete the look there are the metal studs and the concealed buttons, which add a further sense of formality to one’s appearance. Many prefer metal studs to complete the look, while others go for the concealed shirt placket so that they can avoid losing the studs and have a hassle-free evening with style and panache.
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