Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuxedo vs. Suit!

Tuxedos and suits have very different functions.  While a suit is more a conservative affair and mostly worn to work during the day, a tuxedo is more for semi-formal evening events. On a suit, the lapel will be the same cloth as the rest of the suit, with no embellishments on either the jacket or pants. Tuxedos, on the other hand, tend to have a satin lapel and satin stripes running down the outside legs of the pants.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Get Measured Early!

Get Measured Early - 3 Months Prior!

Why is it important to get measured three months prior to the wedding date?
Getting your tuxedo measured earlier rather than later guarantees that you will have your tuxedo all set for the big day. Not only does this help you out, but also makes the process go smoothly for the bride and groom, because then they don't have to worry if everyone has been in to get fitted.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dressing Tips

Dressing Tips

  • Coat sleeves should fall to break in wrist when arms are down at side.
  • The perfect length pant breaks slightly on top of the shoe and angles a bit downward in the back.
  • Black dress socks and shoes should be worn with a black or dark colored tuxedo. White socks and shoes should be worn with a white tuxedo.
  • If shoe requires laces, they should be strung in horizontal fashion.
  • The tips of the collar on a winged-collared shirt should be tucked behind the bow tie, not left to flap in front of the tie.
  • Cummerbunds are worn with pleats facing up.
  • Shirt sleeves should be extended just beyond jacket sleeves (about half a inch).
  • Cuff links should match studs.
  • A boutonniere should be worn on the left lapel and tilted slightly outward. Don't worry if the button hole is sewn closed, which is often the case. Just pin the boutonniere on top.