May 3, 2011

Do I wear a Cummerbund if wearing Suspenders?

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Always wear a cummerbund (or waistcoat) when wearing formal braces.

I plan on wearing formal suspenders with my tuxedo… I still wear a cummerbund?
This is a very common question that we get, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Most men don’t know that a tuxedo is made without belt loops, so therefore a set of formal braces are often required (unless you go the rental route with an adjustable waist). The fact that you are wearing formal braces does not mean you should veer away from proper formal protocol. With any tuxedo or dinner jacket, you should always wear either a cummerbund or formal waistcoat.

We carry a complete selection of formal braces in all styles and price ranges. Our limited edition braces by Trafalgar have been quite popular this season.

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