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November 19, 2012

Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas with Big and Tall Formal Wear

Filed under: Formal Wear,How To — Tags: , , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 9:44 pm

Some "oops!" moments in men's formal wear are forgivable. This isn't one of them.

We’ve already covered almost every aspect of wearing a tuxedo – from style to form, and even the different kinds of novelty wear. I want to now reach out and help my fellow gentlemen out there who have trouble looking for formal wear because of their big build or taller than usual height. As with any form of clothing, you have to be careful in choosing items that will perfectly match your height and weight.

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November 15, 2012

Novelties are the Icing on the Cake

Filed under: Formal Wear,Novelty — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 4:24 pm

Fred Astaire in the classic, You'll Never Get Rich

You have been invited to attend the company’s prestigious, annual gala. It’s a great time to enjoy yourself with 5-star quality food, accept honorary titles and awards for your hard work in the business, and get to know your co-workers more. Therefore, you want to make a good and long lasting impression.

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November 12, 2012

The Perks of Learning to Dance

So your best friend’s wedding is coming up and his fiancée is dragging him to dance lessons. She insists they need to impress everyone during their first dance as a couple. He is miserable about the idea and begs you to come along to make it a little less painful. Now I know what you’re thinking.

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November 9, 2012

Being James Bond – It’s all About the Tuxedo

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Daniel Craig graces us with James Bond's class as Skyfall opens in theaters today.

There’s something undeniably special about James Bond that has kept him near the forefront of Hollywood for 50 years now.

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October 25, 2012

Modern Day Chivalry: Does it Exist?

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The chivalrous days might be gone but that doesn't mean you can't be a fine gentleman. (via elephantjournal.com)

Years ago, a well-mannered gentleman was automatically considered a heartthrob to women.

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October 23, 2012

Get That Tuxedo Ready – Will You Marry Me?

Filed under: How To,Wedding — Tags: , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 9:09 pm

Before the big day comes the big question - will you marry me?

It’s a  four word phrase that can evoke a reaction that varies from happiness and excitement to reluctance and fear.

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October 16, 2012

The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 3

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Back then, hats were almost a requisite in order to complete a formal wear outfit.

Before reading any further, I suggest reading the first and second parts of this series.

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October 15, 2012

The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 2

Filed under: Formal Wear — Tags: , , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 10:03 pm

Ryan Gosling reliving the counterculture era by wearing colored tuxedos (via barefoot-duchess.blogspot.com)

In my previous article, I discussed the birth and evolution of the tuxedo to the 1930’s and what men’s formal attire was popular prior to that time. We also found out who made the tuxedo and from where it was made, as well as its informal alternate options.

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October 12, 2012

The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 1

Filed under: Formal Wear — Tags: , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 9:06 pm

Early advertisements for the tuxedo (via blog.blacktieguide.com)

Many historians agree that the tuxedo was created in 1886 by Pierre Lorillard IV, a resident of Tuxedo Park, a town located just outside of New York City. American males, specifically those of the affluent variety, witnessed a momentous change in men’s formal wear with the addition of this new look.

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October 4, 2012

The Basics of Wearing a Tuxedo Pt. 2

Filed under: Formal Wear,How To — Tags: , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 9:01 pm

A gentleman always looks smart, sharp and snazzy in a fine tuxedo.

For those who missed the first part of this article, here is a recap of what I talked about. (more…)

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