Clean and ready to wear. Your fears are well founded, Tim. The same goes for the cummerbund.
Big and Tall Shirts, Pants, Jeans, Jackets, Suits, and more
Do you think this would go along or should I avoid wearing a cummerband? This sounds like a pretty swank get up to us. You also have the option of wearing a waistcoat if you so choose.
Just make sure in both cases that the silk matches up perfectly with your lapel and bow tie. Would wearing a black cummerband with the royal blue trouser look a mismatch. No, the black silk cummerbund will match your black silk lapels and black bow tie. So it should pull your whole look together! What shoes would you think would go great with the Royal Blue tux? I have a pair of blue loafers and a pair of black loafers.
Would derbies look good also? Either black or blue loafers will work nicely with a royal blue tux. Like we mentioned above though, if you go the blue route try and stick to a shade that is darker than the rest of the suit. Derby shoes are going to make the look considerably more sporty, so keep the event in mind before making that choice. I am thinking of wearing a royal blue broad shawl collar tuxedo, black pants, black bowtie and black leather shoes.
However, i am confused whether I should wear black shirt or white. Please suggest me some other combinations with blue tux too. A black shirt would be a major faux pas. Why, the elegance of a tuxedo comes from its strong contrasts. Part of its formality comes from its white shirt considered the most formal. Black shirts should be reserved for casual affairs.
Adding one to a tuxedo kills the contrast and the formality of the look. Love the advice and tips for mixing it up a bit. I actually own a very nice black Hugo Boss tuxedo, slim fit. Would the black tuxedo pants from that tux work with your royal blue dinner jacket? By that, I mean does the black from those pants have to be an exact match for the black on the shawl lapel?
Also, is your dinner jacket a trim fit? Everything is custom made to the measurements of the owner. So our Slim Fit is slim relative to the wearer.
It follows his contours more closely than our Tailored or Standard fits. As for the jacket, you could get just the Royal Blue Custom Dinner Jacket and wear it with your black tuxedo pants. We take into account things like a quarter inch difference between how high your left and right shoulders are when we make your clothes.
It is your wedding after all. Also, as you suggested, not all tuxedo trims are alike. So we say take a half-step for this once in a lifetime event. Go all the way with custom made clothes head-to-toe.
Check out our black tie selection. What other options for shoes would you suggest other than the slipper? Congrats on the upcoming wedding, Mike. We recommend this classic pair from Loake. Thank you very much for your advise. Another thing if i decide against using cufflinks and studs on the shirt. Would the hidden button shirt be okay. Great article and great advice. Am doing the Royal Blue Tuxedo for my wedding.
Full Royal blue suit with trousers and waistcoat? Thin, medium or thick black lapels? Which are the ones you have in the pictures above? Will these be ok do you think?
To answer the first question, those are shawl lapels on the tuxedos above. Our shawl lapels only come in one width skinny or wide shawl lapels look weird. While we do make peak lapel blue tuxedos we recommend shawl lapels for the smooth uninterrupted line of black that wraps around your neck when you wear a shawl lapel. Spectator shoes are for daytime and more casual affairs like spectator sports.
A proper pair of formal evening shoes like the ones above are the way to go if you want to add a relaxed but still appropriately dressy vibe to your look. Shawl lapels it is. Not for a wedding. Do the blue tuxedos above ever come with blue waistcoats or is that not a done thing with tuxedos? Black brogues are a good investment that can be worn time and time again. To address your other question: We even offer them as a tuxedo customization option at Black Lapel.
A black bow tie is a classic black tie staple and is the only tuxedo styling we recommend. The shirt will be white. Should he use the pleated front shirt. Also what colour cufflinks and studs should be used. Unlike other dress codes i. While there is some wiggle room with the color of the tuxedo, the tie in black tie should be black and it should be a bow tie. So, our recommendation is to put him in a perenially stylish black bow tie.
As for cufflinks and studs, again black is the way to go. Quite the opposite, a controlled color palatte can bring energy and excitement to a look. They often wear only one. This is one of the many ways men and women differentiate their styles.
Simplifying the look with fewer colors, only helps create that masculine look. Do you think it would be better to wear a Navy blue bow tie or a black bow tie with a blue tux very much like the one pictured on the left above? The suit has black lapels and a black stripe going down the sides of the pants. Black tie is called black tie for a reason, Manny. Go with black like we did in all of the pictures above. For instance, according to the dictates of formalwear a black bow tie signifies formality think weddings but a white tie is a step higher in formality think Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies.
These rules of etiquette go back generations. We say, avoid a misstep and stick to the traditional bow tie rules and wear a black one. Where are those velvet slip ons from? Any recommendations on where I can get a quality pair for not too great of a price?
Also, this is probably not a great place to ask this, since you do custom tailoring, but I have a tux which I would like to get tailored. What are your inputs regarding finding a trustworthy tailor in your city? If you were a local NYC customer of ours, we would recommend you to one of our tailors here. Otherwise, we recommend out-of-state customers head to Yelp and read reviews thoroughly to find a trustworthy tailor. You can also read up on how to communicate to your tailor exactly how you want your tux to look post-alteration.
What are some suitable options for my seven groomsmen? We think a very dark gray will still make your groomsmen look very dapper and well-coordinated. For our wedding, my fiancé is wearing a midnight blue tux with black lapels and so are his groomsmen. We are trying to figure out the bow tie color.
We were thinking of going with something different for the groom to stand out. My fiancé has reddish brown hair and brown eyes. Any ideas for bow tie options for both the groom and groomsmen?
Are there any other fun options? Black tie is called black tie for a reason. According to tradition, the color of the tie actually carries meaning. For instance, white tie is extremely formal you only see it at inaugurations, Nobel Prize ceremonies and other equally dressy affairs.
So we say stick with black bow ties and differentiate your future husband from his groomsmen in other ways like him wearing a waistcoat while they wear cummerbunds or him wearing a wing collar shirt while they wear turn down collars. Wearing a blue tuxedo for my wedding. There are some breakable rules regarding black tie but the color of the tie is not one of them. Because the color of the tie actually has meaning. White tie signifies stepping up in formality.
While a black tie event is formal, a white tie event even more formal like getting a Nobel Prize , or hanging out with the Queen. Navy blue tux with black lapel. Those will work, Nel. As for the socks, traditionalists would say you should wear your finest blue socks, maybe something with some silk in them to keep things crispy.
The modern take on the topic is a little more lenient with some stylish guys opting to go sockless in black tie. On the flip side, if your ankles are so bronzed people ask you if you were the model for the FTD logo , then feel free to air them.
If you do take the latter route, just be smart about going sockless so that you avoid stinking up your shoes. If my date is wearing a royal blue dress is it OK to wear a navy blue tux or should I wear black? Wear what looks best on you. You are investing in a piece of classic menswear that should serve you for years to come.
Instead, make sure it fits you flawlessly and that you wear it confidently. Then, when she sees you in a great looking tuxedo the last thing on her mind will be making sure you two match.
On my reception function evening, my skin is not to much fair, which colour of tuxedo is suitable for my skin for bold looking and better photograps, blue or black??? Whick type of shoe is suitable either shoe of valvet slipper??? Midnight blue is the safest bet, Manthan. Go with what you like the best. I have brown skin and I am considering wearing a midnight blue tuxedo with black lapels and midnight blue pants for my prom this year. Would you recommend that for a brown skin tone?
The Midnight Blue Tuxedo is a very dark shade of blue and will complement your skin tone almost the same way a classic black tuxedo would we recommend black for men with darker skin tones. You could also opt for a bow tie.. Black tie means a bow tie. The red bow is an odd quirk. Red is too strong of a color to wear with a black shoe in your black tie outfit. You two are sharing the marriage, so you two should share the wedding.
With that in mind, we suggest you wear what you like. Of course you can. But why wear what you think other people want you to wear to your own wedding? Show them all your sublime style with great looking untux. Always wear a white shirt with any black tie look! Brown shoes with black tie are a big no-no, Ronald. Your fears are well founded, Tim.
Thoughts on the following for a black-tie optional NYE event? Looks like you read our Beyond Black Tie story and decided to challenge the status quo, Mike. In that story we wrote about bending some black tie rules. We say go for it. Haters are gonna hate, but you gotta do you. Thanks for the feedback! In my original post, I forgot to mention my lapels were the same blue as the jacket itself.
Regardless, I like how the ensemble turned out. That would change our outlook on the bow tie. When it comes to black tie, we typically encourage just that—a black tie. Or in this case, a black bowtie. However if this happens to be your wedding tuxedo and pink is a theme color in your wedding, than you could probably pull it off.
If not, stay classy and go for black. Would you please tell me what site those suspenders came from? They are from The British Belt Company. Thank you for this article, but i am still confused, which one suits me more, Royal blue tux with black pant and white shirt or Midnight blue tux.
Royal Blue stands out more in a crowd of black tuxedos and midnight blue suggests a subtle certainty of style a step above the classic black tuxedo. Look in the mirror and ask yourself which one you envision yourself wearing. Thank you for this great article. However, I need an extra clarification. My skin color is brown. The colors of lapel, shoes, cummerbund and bow are creating some confusion.
I will be very grateful if you can suggest me with any other option s , if required. Sounds like a good black tie outfit except for one thing: A red bow tie and cummerbund would add yet another color to the mix in an already colorful outfit and lessen the impact of the blue tux. Let the tux be the star of the show and keep the accessories black for a classy, yet modern look. Should I wear black shoes and white shirt with Royal blue tuxedo with a bit bluish lapels?
As for the shirt, yes, classic white is the name of the game. I love the blue jackets- never originally been a fan till I saw Ryan Gosling in one…immediately made me think twice! You cant care less what impression your dress makes. To me Black is more impressive than blue in case of corporate world, however I might be wrong.
Any way, I like the sense of dressing you have presented here. Is black more impressive or more formal? We think the latter. In the office, we usually steer clear of the black suits in favor of more forgiving blues and grays, but the black suit look can be pulled off. Something that needs to be added: Velvet slippers without socks? I thought traditionally velvet slippers are great but socks are supposed to be worn.
Your email address will not be published. Like What You See? August 7, at August 9, at June 25, at June 28, at 9: April 16, at 7: March 24, at June 20, at 2: January 28, at 2: January 30, at 1: January 17, at 7: January 24, at December 20, at 7: December 21, at 9: December 7, at December 7, at 9: November 8, at 7: November 10, at October 30, at 2: November 1, at October 24, at 1: October 25, at 9: September 21, at 7: September 22, at September 22, at 3: September 16, at September 18, at 8: September 9, at 2: September 11, at 1: September 11, at 6: September 13, at August 25, at August 28, at August 11, at August 14, at July 17, at 5: July 18, at 4: July 11, at 6: July 12, at July 9, at July 10, at April 26, at 4: April 28, at April 3, at April 5, at April 1, at 7: March 28, at March 29, at March 30, at 9: March 23, at 2: March 23, at February 27, at 4: February 27, at 1: January 25, at 3: January 26, at 2: January 18, at January 20, at January 8, at 2: January 10, at January 5, at January 9, at 9: December 30, at 8: January 3, at December 16, at 1: December 16, at 3: December 16, at 4: December 19, at 2: December 3, at 2: December 5, at November 21, at November 28, at 4: November 1, at 2: November 7, at 9: October 25, at 1: October 26, at September 21, at September 21, at 1: September 20, at September 26, at 4: September 19, at 4: September 19, at 5: September 19, at 3: September 1, at September 1, at 1: August 29, at 8: August 30, at August 8, at August 10, at 1: August 3, at July 6, at July 7, at July 8, at 2: July 5, at June 29, at June 24, at 5: June 23, at 7: June 23, at 9: June 3, at 5: June 2, at June 8, at May 31, at 9: June 3, at May 29, at 4: June 1, at 5: June 14, at 8: June 14, at May 28, at 6: May 20, at 2: May 20, at 5: May 19, at 1: May 19, at 2: May 3, at 3: May 5, at 5: April 28, at 9: April 29, at April 24, at April 23, at April 25, at April 1, at 3: April 1, at 1: March 23, at 7: March 28, at 1: March 21, at March 17, at March 17, at 2: March 11, at February 17, at 3: February 26, at February 24, at 3: February 10, at 1: February 12, at 4: February 3, at 9: February 12, at 3: January 27, at 4: January 16, at 7: January 21, at 5: January 8, at 7: January 8, at 5: December 28, at 2: December 31, at 1: December 18, at December 28, at 5: December 29, at 4: December 31, at December 18, at 1: December 13, at 2: December 17, at 4: December 8, at 9: December 8, at December 1, at 4: December 4, at November 25, at A size 42R would come with 36" waist trousers; a 44R would come with 38 waist trousers, etc.
Some of our tuxedos or suits come with pants that have an adjustable waistband. So when you see a range of sizes, for example waist pant, you can adjust the waist to fit those range of sizes. Even if your sizes do not fit a perfect 6 inch drop, your local tailor can usually do minor alterations to have the tuxedo fit you properly. For example, suppose you are a 40R jacket but have a 32 inch waist.
In this situation, your tailor will take your 34 waist pants in to a 32 waist. Suppose a different gentleman is a 40R jacket but has a 35 waist. In this situation, the tailor would then let the waist out at the seams to accommodate the 35 inch waist.
The length refers to your overall height. It will determine the length of the jacket and the sleeves. Short 5'7" and shorter. Regular 5'8" to 5'10". Long 5'11" and taller These measurements are not perfect for everyone, though, so be aware of your body proportions. For example, if you are 5'10" but have a long torso and long arms, you may want to go with a long.
Perfect Tux is your premier source for men's formal wear and accessories. Also featuring boy's, women's, and hospitality wear.
When it comes to dinner jackets, there are plenty of options available to you. Apart from traditional black and white outfit, you can add some color and style to your suit with a colored dinner jacket. For example, you can choose our Enzo purple velvet dinner jacket, which is made of velvet and comes in a slim fit. This is the ideal alternative to a black . SKU# SY Wool Dinner Jacket Single Breasted - Men's Ivory Dinner Jacket $ SKU#UM White Spring/Summer Men's Two Button Cheap Unique Dress Blazer Jacket For Men Sale $ White dinner jackets have been a formal wear option in warm climates since the 's. It is a truly elegant form of dress that is typically worn during summer months (from Memorial Day and Labor Day). Dinner jackets are also quite a classic style dress for formal nights on cruises.