In the world full of trends, a tuxedo is an option for men who like to stay classic. As quoted by Dean Martin, “In a tuxedo, I’m a star. In regular clothes, I’m a nobody”. This is one attire that never fails to complement the personality of a man. At the same time, this is one of the trickiest looks to pull off as even the slightest mistake never goes unnoticed. you must be thinking, "Some white here and some black there", how can anyone go wrong in it? The major mistake committed by men is in the way they carry themselves.
Do you find it hard to pull off tux at times? Stick to the thumb rules listed below and you'll be on the right track to looking stirring.
Step 1: Get the fitting right
The tuxedo is a luxury clothing style and trying to be economical in it is the biggest mistake. The very thing you need to do is to buy one instead of renting. This way you can get it tailored and customized as per your wish. The formal appearance is all about getting the right fit. Try the entire outfit before the event and get it tailored accordingly. Getting the right fit of suit and trouser will give a finishing touch to the entire appearance. The pads at the shoulder of the suit should not jut out. While the sleeves of the same should end a couple of inches above your wrist. The trouser should stay close to the body, but not very snugly. Moreover, make sure that the length of the pants does not bunch up above the shoes.
Step 2: Choose the color combination
The classic black is the standard for all occasion. However, there are other options available as well. While most of the men will be in their black and white, you can make a standout appearance by trying something new. Most fashion connoisseurs are against colored tuxedo. So, if you have the fear of going wrong with your color selection, then, stick to the basic black or midnight blue. Avoid wearing a white tux and there are chances of it getting stained. The other subtle, yet smoking options available are blue, purple, burgundy and others. Choose the one that suits your personal style as well as personality.
Along with this, the trouser should match the color of the tux. Choose the dark-colored suit and light-colored shirt. It should not be the other way round. Moreover, the make sure that the shade of the suit and shirt is not the same.
Step 3: Learn how to wear it
The suit should be single-breasted with only one button. The double-buttoned jackets are very rear. Try both the style and compare them. Choose the one that suits you more and see if you can pull it off. You need to be very careful about the texture of the clothing. Make sure the texture and fabric of the entire ensemble are the same. Along with this, there is a basic thumb rule for making the knot of the bow-tie.
Step 4: Select the right accessory
Once you have got the right attire, it is time for you to select the ensemble that you need to pair with it. The very first rule of donning this look is to avoid wearing a belt with it. You can instead use a cummerbund for covering your waist. While on other occasions, you accessorize your look, in this stern appearance, you need to accessorize the suit. Here are some of the things that you need to consider.
The pocket square is a must. You can go with subtle patterned once, but the solid shades are the most acceptable choice. The color of the pocket square should contrast tux, so that, the piece is highlighted.
The brooch can provide you an added benefit of sophistication, but it is optional. So, you can pair one if you find the right piece. However, make sure that it is not very shiny and snazzy. Keep it as simple as possible.
The cuffs of the shirt will be visible from the suit. So, teaming it up with an elegant pair of cufflinks is advisable.
Along with this, a wristwatch is a must. The timepieces crafted in stainless steel are the most acceptable ones.
Step 5: Consider the footwear selection
Lace-up leather shoes are ideal for this attire. You can even go with Oxford shoes. Keep the selection simple and sleek. Remember, to polish it well. The footwear should be neat and shining as this is the first thing that is noticed in a man. Wear the pair of socks that blends with the color of trouser and shoes.
Step 6: Be careful about the lowest layer of your clothing
The undergarment should not be visible through your shirt. Along with this, ensure that there is no visible underwear line down there. The trousers are fitting and there are chances of visible lines. The seamless style of men’s underwear like men’s thong is ideal options.
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