Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How To Choose Your Tuxedo


Choosing a Tuxedo style for your wedding can sometimes be last on your to-do list.  We're help to help!  Here are some tips to help simplify the process of selecting a tuxedo style that will make you and your groomsmen look your absolute best on your wedding day.  


1. Choose a tuxedo that fits with your theme

This is the first thing you should think about when picking your tuxedo style.  Will your wedding take place during the day or at night?  Outside or inside?  Winter or summer?  Rustic or vintage?  These are all things to take into consideration, and they will help you select a tuxedo or suit style that will fit in with your wedding theme.  Undoubtedly, thinking about these different factors will help you coordinate your formalwear with the overall look of your wedding.  

2. Formal vs. Informal

In addition to considering your wedding theme, you should also choose your tuxedo based on whether your event will be formal or informal.  For example, if your wedding is going to be very formal evening wedding, a Black Full Dress Tuxedo with matching trousers, a white formal shirt, a black bow tie,  cummerbund, and black patent leather shoes would be most appropriate.  If you are planning a more informal wedding, a suit, dress shirt, tie, and polished dress shoes may suffice.  For more information on traditional wedding etiquette, click here.


3. Consider the Weather

Weather can play a big role in what tuxedo style you decide on for your wedding.  In summer months or in tropical climates, you will want to be comfortable in your formalwear.  We suggest choosing a light weight fabric in a lighter color, such as our Allure Men Tan tuxedo; this will help you stay cooler in the heat.  If you anticipate taking off your jacket at some point throughout the night, you may want to opt for a fullback vest; it will make you and your groomsmen look much cleaner and polished when the coat is off.


Additional Tips That Will Help you Look Great in your Tux:

There are several tips and etiquette rules that you may want to take into consideration regardless of what tuxedo style you choose for your big day: 
  • If you are wearing a 2 or 3 button coat, always leave the bottom button undone. 
  • Wear your cufflinks! These are essential to your look.
  • Choose your shoe and sock color based on your pant color; shoes should always be the same or darker than your trousers.
  • The tips or flaps on a formal shirt should sit behind your bow tie, not on top of it.


Thanks for reading!  We hope this will help you pick out the perfect tuxedo for your big day!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How to Fold a Pocket Square


There are many different ways to fold a pocket square.  
Check out some of our favorites below! 


Flat Pocket Square
1. Lay the pocket square flat so that it resembles a square.
2. Fold the left side over to meet the left, making a vertical triangle.
3. Fold the top down just short of the bottom.
4. Tuck the pocket square into your pocket, with the folded side up. 


Three Point Pocket Square
1. Lay the pocket square flat so that it resembles a diamond.
2. Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.
3. Fold the left corner up to the right of the top point, making a second peak.
4. Fold the right corner up to the left of the top point, making a third peak.
5. Tuck into pocket with the folds facing out.


One Point Pocket Square
1. Lay the pocket square flat so that it resembles a diamond.
2. Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.
3. Fold the side points in just past the center, aligning the folded edge, making 90-degree angles on each side.
4. Tuck into pocket with the folds facing in.


Winged Puff Pocket Square
1. Lay the pocket square flat so that it resembles a diamond.
2. Fold the top corner down to the bottom corner.
3. Fold the right and left corners in to the bottom corner, making a smaller diamond.
4. Fold the left, right, and bottom corners of the diamond in to the center.
5. Tuck into pocket with the unfolded corner facing out.