Last weekend marked the 2013 Steampunk World’s Fair, held at the Radisson and Embassy Suites hotels in Piscataway, NJ. Steampunk, for those of you scratching your heads, is a sub-genre of mad-science fiction centering on steam-powered machinery from the 19th century. It draws much of its inspiration from authors like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and its influences are present in literature, television and film, and video games. Many of its devotees consider it a culture and a lifestyle, evident at this year’s festival, which drew more than 4000 guests—making it the biggest event of its kind in history. (more…)
May 26, 2013
May 21, 2013
For cinephiles and formal wear fashionistas, the summer movie season offers a little something for everyone. Beginning in May, the onslaught of films commence providing audiences with a ton of popcorn and indie fare which keeps everyone occupied. Another aspect of the warmer weather is that numerous couples decide to hold their weddings outdoors. With the abundant sunshine and bountiful good weather, the occasion is made much more special. In case you are invited to one of these special occasions or just need some guidance from a classic film, here are three iconic wedding scenes from movies for any formal wear fan to love.
May 16, 2013
Many people have fashion icons, especially for formal wear. The people who hold this impressive title are usually actors, politicians, or others often in the public eye. They are always well dressed when present in the media spotlight, and that’s why we lookup to them. They never seem to have a crooked tie or a speck of lint anywhere on their suits or dresses.
The devil is in the details when planning a formal wear outfit especially for men. Since the summer holds countless opportunities for outdoor events like weddings and barbecues, the need to look flawless cant be stressed enough. To gain ideas on how to create a look, here are three of the most dapper stars of the silver screen, who always look well kempt and amazing on the red carpet.
May 14, 2013
Prom season is now closer than ever. Since May has arrived, numerous high schools will be preparing for the big dance.
Students will be approaching every tuxedo shop they can in order to negotiate a deal and find the perfect outfit. While many students will factor in cost for their formal wear purchase, one key factor they should also be considering is what shoes to include. These small elements are essential for successfully creating a unique and elegant look. Ultimately, what you put on your feet will affect the price. With the high cost, careful consideration needs to be paid to every part of the tux. For fashionable feet, here are some shoes to help complete the entire look.
May 9, 2013
Just a few days ago was the annual MET Ball, aka the MET Gala (or Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Benefit Gala), which kicks off New York’s most popular museum’s couture exhibition. As a tradition, celebrities from all different mediums, including music and film, attend dressed in their best gowns and tuxedos as a tribute to the emphasis of the exhibition. The exposé of fashion found the night of the ball is always guaranteed to be one full of beauty and elegance. Even though the female celebs like Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, La La, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kristen Stewart had resounding presence, we are a bit more concerned with how the male counterparts challenged one another to a subtle gentlemanly battle of fashion tastes. For our pleasure, it turned out to be an eye-catching night. Here are just a few of the styles recognized at the Gala:
May 3, 2013
May 1, 2013
Next month’s highly anticipated release of Hollywood’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby will be an exposé of the extravagant black tie parties of the social elite popularized in what is widely known as the “Roaring Twenties.”