Gentleman! I wanted to begin this series with you. Women love a well dress man, smelling good, neatly groomed, fresh manicure and shoes that are polish to perfection. Yes, we check!
The style of Black Tie has shifted subtly, but rules for After 5 attire has not change, and never will. There are rules to the formal wear game that must not be skip. When you miss a step its very apparent and everyone will notice.
We are approaching the season for parties, fancy dinners and celebrations. Have your attire prepared for the unexpected.
Gentlemen, I have provided a few wise tips for you to follow .
Investment - Quality Tuxedo Jacket verses Rental
Investing in a tuxedo that is well made and fits you properly will out live your investment. You will always look good. The details of designing a custom made tuxedos makes the difference. The fabric, lapel, facing, seams are all parts of the structure that is tailor to fit your body. Rentals are temporary. They retailer can not customize a rental to fit your specific body type. If you are purchase a dinner jacket or tuxedo off the rack. Have it tailor to fit your body.
Velvet is Back
A velvet dinner jacket in black, brown, grey, navy or red is really stunning when pair with simple classic accessories and black trousers. Remember to keep it simple. Shoes in black.
Men belts are not a neccessitie for a tuxedo. If you choose to wear a belt, wear black, make sure the width is small, with a very simplistic buckle. Wearing a belt with suspenders is a definite "no"!
Lapel and Vent
The tuxedo should not have vents in the back of the jacket. The jacket should be a smooth clean formal look that differentiates a tuxedo from a suit. The tuxedo lapel should not have peaks.
Turn down collar always. A pleated bib always works, but a plain shirt with a front plaket gthat covers the buttons is a very polish look.