April 29, 2013

How To Rise Over Rising Prom Costs

Smile, this is a once in a lifetime moment!

Smile, this is a once in a lifetime moment!

For young men and women all over the nation, there are few events as worthy of a splurge as their prom. (more…)

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April 25, 2013

Tuxedo Accessories – Which Goes With What?

Which formal accessory will tie together your tuxedo ensemble?

Which formal accessory will tie together your tuxedo ensemble?

In order to pull off a flawless look at your next big event, you need to know first what tuxedo accessories are appropriate for each level of formality, as well as which ones tie your outfit together better. Men’s formal wear can be a tricky puzzle for the inexperienced gentleman. There are a few rules that apply to the minor fittings that can help you assemble a stunning ensemble. (more…)

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April 22, 2013

15 Quick and Tweetable Formal Wear Tips For Men

We have gotten a lot of questions lately regarding formal wear do’s and don’ts. In light of this, we’ve decided to share some quick and

Ready to look dapper? Check out these simple tips that will make you look like a formal wear pro.

Ready to look dapper? Check out these simple tips that will make you look like a formal wear pro.

dirty (tweetable) tips regarding formal wear for men: (more…)

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April 20, 2013

Top 5 Wedding Tuxedos For 2013

Look elegant and sophisticated with the classic black tux - you can snag this one for less than $100.

Look elegant and sophisticated with the classic black tux – you can snag this one for less than $100.

With 2013 approaching the halfway point, countless weddings have already occurred with lovely ceremonies uniting numerous couples. Formal wear for men has already evolved in terms of trends for the new year compared to 2012 but deciding on the right tuxedo for the big day can still be an arduous process. With so many choices, it may be hard for a groom to decide on the right look and feel to coordinate with the other sections of the wedding party. Despite this, here are 5 wedding tuxedo styles to consider for 2013: (more…)

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April 16, 2013

Buying A Tuxedo On A Budget

Investing in anything causes concern for how much value you’re getting from every dollar you spend. The concept is no different when it comes to men’s formal wear because a tuxedo is essentially an investment. You are obligated to consider how much use you intend or expect to get out of it and what the rewards will be. You want to look good, don’t you? The truth is that many men rarely have opportunities to wear a tuxedo so they might make the mistake of renting when they could have just simply set a budget and purchased one instead. The issue with buying vs. renting a tux is that you truly never know when you’ll need one again, you just know that you need it now. However, after some indefinite time, a future event will arise and you, once again, are required to wear a tux. If only you’d bought one the first time, you wouldn’t be spending the extra wads of cash on yet another rental…

It’s a scenario that’s all too common.

So, you don’t plan to attend formal events any more than a few times, and that’s perfect because a couple hundred bucks could get you just the tuxedo you’re looking for. Here are a few choice models that won’t press your credit card limit: (more…)

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April 13, 2013

Formal Wear Fashion: 3 Stylish Tuxedo Shirts For Summer

While April showers bring flowers, it also ushers in the long awaited summer weather.  Even though you are combating the harrowing rainstorms and oppressive spring allergies, this season is the starting point for many wonderfully warm weddings and other celebrations. Formal wear for men need to be planned accordingly since most of these soirees are held outside. Regardless of the occasion, comfort and breathability are essential to stand strong temperatures but other factors need to be taken into consideration as well. Every good outfit requires proper planning and coordination but one element can make or break the look you desire: the shirt.  When compiling all the formal accessories together to make your outfit whole, the shirt serves as the linchpin since it helps tie everything together. Here are three tuxedo shirts that are perfect for the impending summer celebrations! (more…)

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April 11, 2013

5 Ideas For Groomsmen Gifts

You've prepared everything, except for the groomsmen's gifts! Read this article for fine ideas!

You’ve prepared everything, except for the groomsmen’s gifts! Read this article for fine ideas!

Most people understand the wedding planning process to be more strenuous for the bride-to-be rather than the groom.  That’s because the entire aesthetic representation of the event is assumed to be a concern for the bride.  It’s her day, and she will want it to look a certain way.  However, grooms have an important concern of their own, besides what could go wrong at their bachelor party. Grooms are responsible for putting together gifts worthy enough for all his groomsmen. They are an intricate part of every wedding and have devoted their time and money on men’s formal wear for the ceremony. Thus, a proper acknowledgment is required. Check out some of these fine gifts to show groomsmen that their subtle, but substantial, efforts are appreciated. (more…)

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April 6, 2013

Wedding Tuxedo Trends For Spring 2013

Keep your wedding wardrobe current and fresh.

Keep your wedding wardrobe current and fresh.

The trend for spring weddings this year is eccentricity. (more…)

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April 4, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Not to Rent a Tuxedo: An Infographic

Whenever you stay in a hotel room, it’s expected that you should have suspicions over the use of that space before you arrived, as well as the efforts to maintain its cleanliness. Why should cautious thoughts regarding the rental of a tuxedo be any different? Every time you rent a tux, you’re literally stepping into the garments that someone else gave a test run, or maybe even several others. Yet, rarely is the question made as to the possibility of abuse. There’s no telling how much damage went into your formal wear the week or even the night before. At events like weddings, people are motivated to drink for the sake of celebration, which often leads to reckless behavior and minor accidents. But unlike a used car, there’s no report available for the accident history on a tuxedo. At a moment when it’s necessary to look your best, you can’t afford stains, loose stitching, or rips resurfacing. You should never allow yourself to be put into such a position.

The solution for being caught in some rental shops’ ill-treated men’s formal attire is buying one for yourself. Purchasing a tuxedo is no more expensive than renting one, and in some instances you could wind up saving yourself money. Avoid the expensive and uncomfortable hassle of wearing someone else’s tuxedo by have one tailored just for you instead, and check out the infographic below!

Top Ten Reasons Not to Rent a Tuxedo (more…)

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