Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Choosing the right shirt color

Choosing the right shirt color!

The two shirt colors that are typically worn for weddings are white and ivory.  Many brides- and grooms-to-be often find themselves wondering which shirt color is best for their wedding.  This question is easily answered by looking at the bride's dress color.  If the dress is white, the groomsmen and groom should wear white shirts to coordinate with the dress color.  If the bride is wearing a dress that is ivory, cream, off-white, champagne, or any other color besides white, the groom and groomsmen should wear an ivory shirt.  On the other hand, if you do not want to wear a white or ivory shirt, black is another popular shirt color that not only looks sharp, but makes the color in your wardrobe pop.  We have a variety of shirts to choose from; stop in today and we will help you decide which one is right for you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to put on Cufflinks

How to put on Cufflinks

About every other year or so, a guy will find himself donning a dress shirt and completing the look with a pair of distinguished looking cufflinks.  Some guys may be doing this for the first time on their wedding day!  Whether this is something you do annually or once in a lifetime, it's easy to forget how they should be worn.  Just two little tips will make putting on your cufflinks wonderfully easy:

FIRST... Remember that your cuff should come together like a taco (not a burrito).  Regular shirts button like a burrito.

SECOND... Straighten he cufflink pin and insert it from the outside, through both cuff holes and open the bar.  With your arms at your sides, everyone at the event should be able to see your cufflinks facing outward.

Cufflinks are a classy part of the tuxedo, and wearing them correctly will really add to your overall look.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuxedo Tip Tuesday: Cruise Ship Formalwear

Cruise Ship Formalwear

A cruise is a wonderful reason to dress up and be romantic, cool and sophisticated.  Leave your baggage at the shore!  There are typically many opportunities to wear a tuxedo during a cruise; in fact, most cruises offer (or require!) at least one night of formal attire.  Even if a tuxedo is not required, they are normally highly recommended.  Appropriate tuxedos for cruises would be any black tuxedo, excluding tails.  White or ivory dinner jackets also make an excellent cruise option, especially for a cruise with two formal dinners. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Traditional Wedding Attire

Traditional Wedding Attire

When planning for your wedding, you may be left wondering which of your wedding guests should plan on wearing a tux. In a traditional wedding, the best man, the groomsmen, the ushers, the ring bearer, the fathers and grandfathers of the bride and groom, and most importantly, the groom should be attired in formal wear for both the wedding ceremony and for photographs.  Gentlemen in the wedding party typically wear the same tuxedo style and colors, while fathers of the bride and groom should match the grandfathers.   

Most of today's brides and grooms select a super light weight luxury wool tuxedo for the gentlemen in their wedding party.  A fullback vest and tie combination that compliments the bridesmaids' colors is typical.  Since it is the groom's big day, he may choose to be differentiated from his groomsmen by the color of his accessories, his boutonniere, the length or color of his coat, or any combination of these items.  

The overall style of the wedding should be reflected in the choice of tuxedos.  High-fashion weddings may consider more cutting-edge tuxedo fashions, influenced by trends out of Paris and New York.  Brides that characterize their wedding as "simple" or "elegant" may consider exclusive tuxedo designs by Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren.