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Buying Your Tuxedo Formal Wear

Aug 17, 2007
Very few men actually own a tuxedo and there is a misconception that you need to rent tuxedo formal wear instead of buying. It sounds expensive, but even a high-end used tuxedo can be bought for about what it would cost to rent three times; and most evening wear, if bought wisely, will never go out of style. So the purchase of your tuxedo formal wear will last and can be used at anytime without having to continually plan for an event.

Buying your own tux is great. You will be the only one who has ever worn that particular tuxedo and you will always have one when you need it. In the future if you want to change the look of it, you can simply accessorize it differently to change its appearance.

You can never go wrong with a basic black tuxedo and in most cases; it is the only acceptable form. As with suits, there are various styles of button patterns and lapels. The most common are the most simple: single-breasted with one button and double-breasted with two buttons. However, designers like Calvin Klein, Fiorelli, Perry Ellis and Tommy Hilfiger offer up to four buttons as the latest in style on both single- and double-breasted suits. Pants should have a silk or nylon strip down the side and be uncuffed at the bottom.

As far as accessories, there are many variations for vests, cumber bunds, bow ties -- it is usually best to choose the tuxedo first and then experiment with a variety of tuxedo formal wear accessories.

Lighter is Better. Choose a modern design that is made of a lightweight material. A lot of older tuxedos are made of heavier material that is very hard to deal with during formal affairs. Keep in mind that you will be wearing your tuxedo all night long, and may also be dancing. The lighter the better!

Stick to Basics. Even though it may look intriguing, do not buy a tuxedo that is not black or dark blue. Black and dark blue are the two standard colors, and can be worn to any occasion. If you want to wear a different color, such as white, be aware you will most likely stand out.

Coordinate. Select pants that compliment your jacket. If you are wearing a jacket with tailcoats, choose pants that have two stripes. All other jackets should be accompanied by pants that have a single stripe.

Know What Different Jacket Styles Require. Know what kind of jacket you are buying. A single-breasted jacket requires a cummerbund and is worn open; where as a double-breasted jacket is worn buttoned when standing.

Look Closely. Just like anything else, be sure to examine the tuxedo formal wear before purchasing it. Purchasing a tuxedo that has been retired from rentals can be a great way to get a bargain, however, you do not want to end up buying a tuxedo that has a hole in it, or is terribly worn out.

A tuxedo formal wear occasion is any occasion you need to dress up. In most cases you will have been invited and the invitation will tell you. A regular suit and tie are not going to be acceptable. Get in to the social world by dressing the part and this will include a tuxedo that is tailored to fit your personal size and your personal preferences.
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