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:

  1. Wear a self-tie bow tie. It gives your tux character – not flat, stiff, and imitated. You’re not attending the event as a waiter. [Click To Tweet]
  2. Have your tuxedo pants tailored to the right length. No one likes seeing them puddled atop your shoes. [Click To Tweet]
  3. Do not attempt to pair a cummerbund and a necktie. The only complement is a bow tie. [Click To Tweet]
  4. Formal wear is about tradition. Strive for simplicity and be wary of the urge to personalize. Dress codes exist for a reason. [Click To Tweet]
  5. Think you’ll only need a tux once? Don’t get stuck renting a 2nd time. Buying a tuxedo saves money in the long run. [Click To Tweet]
  6. The safest, most elegant, and most accepted color for a tuxedo shirt is white. [Click To Tweet]
  7. For a 2-button single breasted tuxedo jacket, only the top button should remain fastened. [Click To Tweet]
  8. You can’t go wrong with choosing a pair of black oxford tuxedo shoes to go with your tux. [Click To Tweet]
  9. A bit on the short side? Peak lapel tuxedos will visually lengthen your body. [Click To Tweet]
  10. Don’t let your hairstyle upstage your formal wear. The two should coincide thematically, a mix of neatness and tradition. [Click To Tweet]
  11. Your tuxedo’s fit is one of the most important aspects. It should never be baggy or too tight, but sleek and comfortable. [Click To Tweet]
  12. No more than one finger should be able to fit between your neck and the collar of your tuxedo shirt. [Click To Tweet]
  13. It is a formal wear must to cover your waistband with a cummerbund or tuxedo vest[Click To Tweet]
  14. The cummerbund’s pleats should face upwards, as is the custom ever since the accessory first became part of the formal attire. [Click To Tweet]
  15. Bigger than the average Joe? Wear a formal pocket square to draw attention to your chest and away from your belly. [Click To Tweet]

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