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Last Minute Formal Holiday Attire for Men

It’s that time of year—the time when we’re all getting invited to holiday parties! In addition to the big family gatherings, friends want to have parties, too.  Then there’s the sometimes-dreaded work social gathering. While some women start planning their holiday outfits a month in advance, men don’t always think that far ahead. Here are a few last minute formal holiday looks that can serve you well at a formal dinner, business event, or holiday service. The Full Tuxedo It might seem like overkill, but an elegant tuxedo like the 2 button peak lapel tuxedo by Ike Behar will make...

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Brad Pitt Was Dressed to Impress at his FURY Movie Premier

The 2014 American war drama “Fury” premiered in October 2014, and the cast, as expected, were impeccably dressed. Most notably in attendance at the premiere was actor Brad Pitt, who played the role of Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier. When the David Ayer film was released, Brad stole the show on the red carpet with his sophisticated ensemble. Find out how you can recreate Brad’s look and what some other celebrities at the “Fury” premiere were wearing. Brad Pitt at the Premiere of “Fury” Brad Pitt arrived at the premiere of his new film “Fury” looking like he was ready to...

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The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 2

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ryan Gosling reliving the counterculture era by wearing colored tuxedos (via barefoot-duchess.blogspot.com)"][/caption] 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. After reading part one, you have probably become somewhat conversant in the tuxedo's importance in American society. However, there are many more facts that have to be addressed. During the years of the Second Great War,...

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The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 1

[caption id="attachment_1112" align="alignleft" width="215" caption="Early advertisements for the tuxedo (via blog.blacktieguide.com)"][/caption] 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. No longer would men dazzle their peers with customary Victorian waist coats (vests) or tailcoats – instead a shift was made to a black jacket that has for over a century, and until now, been the staple of...

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Summer 2012: When and Why to Wear a Tux

Now that Memorial Day is behind us and it's well into summer, you're likely thinking that it's time to hang up the formal attire, break out the grill, and relax. While you should by all means be thinking about some quality barbeque, though, don't be so ready to throw your nice duds in the back of the closet. Prom might be over, and graduation parties are already done with, but summer is a season full of opportunities for you to fit into that tuxedo and class it up. [caption id="attachment_680" align="alignleft" width="87" caption="Be sure to look the part for all...

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