This was the year of stylish guys at the 2013 Golden Globes. Many of the stars kept to a basic lapel, while others spiced their suit/tuxedo with a nice Shawl or Classic Peak Label.
The red carpet was not only for the beautiful women to showcase their superb taste in designers, but it was also for the men who were able to show their ability to showcase their youthful yet fashionable sides!!
Some of our favorites:
John Hamm and George Clooney, who chose to wear a Basic 2-Button Notch Tuxedo paired with a Black Bow Tie.
Max Greenfied who wore a Black Shawl 1-Button Tuxedo Coat (a leader in our favorite category)!!
Robert Pattinson, Daniel Craig, Bradley Cooper, Aziz Ansari, and Eric Stonestreet all chose to wear a Classic 1-Button Peak Tuxedo Jacket.
The winning look of the night goes to….DRUM ROLL…….
Who wore a 1-Button Peak Navy Tuxedo with a matching navy vest and Black Bow Tie.
Accessorizing your tuxedo has never been easier and with so many options, you can’t go wrong.
When choosing your tuxedo accessories, Consider the following:
1.) Tuxedo Style and Color
2.) Tuxedo Shirt Style and Color
3.) Tuxedo Jewelry (styles are endless)!
4.) Tuxedo Shoes Style and Color
5.) DOES YOUR TUXEDO SELECTION MAKE YOU HAPPY??
Remember, you do not always have to be very formal. Sometimes the less formal you are the more noticeable your assemble is. As long as your are impressing yourself, that is all that matters!!
There is a lot of debate on what is the difference of Pleated Trousers vs. Flat-Front Trousers. Are you able to tell the difference? Can I wear either pair?
It does matter which type of trouser you decide to go with.
The Difference – Pleated pants have creases, which are located near the front of the pant – along the waist. These creases are folded fabric (no additional fabric).
The Difference – Flat-front pants (also referred to as Plain Front), have a contouring feature called a “dart”. This allows for the pant fabric to lie flat.
You may ask, What pant would look best on me? That question is answered simply by looking at your body type. Generally, slim men should stick to the Flat-Front trouser while larger and athletic types would benefit more from the Pleated trouser, which will allow for more room in the pant.
To make a splash in the formal wear world is not an easy task to take on but we happen to have heard from a little birdie that one of the newest and most unique vest collections is going to be…..
wait for it……
Yes, you read that correctly – a STRIPED vest collection, complete with hankies, bow ties, ties, vests and cummerbunds.
The “Cardi Collection” is quickly becoming one of the most talked about distributors and is currently preparing to launch a couple of new vest collections within the next few months.
Keep checking back for more exciting news and be sure to check Buy4LessTuxedo on Facebook for more updates!!!
Cuffs (not to be confused with Shirt Cuffs): The fold at the bottom of the pant. Cuffs are most commonly known with pleated pants.
Drop: The difference between the coat size and waist size. Average drop is 6 inches; trimmer-fit drop is generally 7 inches. A really good example is, a 40 regular coat with a 6-inch drop will have pants with a waist size of 34 inches. This is very helpful when you know your waist size, but are having trouble figuring out your coat size.
Lapel: An extension of the collar, it is folded back to rest against the front of the coat. Modern lapels are generally 2 – 3 inches wide.
French facing: Exposed seems are bound in fabric to protect from wear.
Pick stitching: The stitching at the edge of the lapel creates a stitched look. The Vogue Tuxedo Jacket by Cardi is a beautifully crafted Pick Stitching Jacket.
Barrel cuffs – This style formal wear shirt is the standard style fastened by one or two buttons according to your preference.
Double or French cuffs – This is a very formal shirt which has an extra length of sleeve that folds back and can be fastened with links.
It is so exciting that there are so many options to choose from when accessorizing your cuffs. The basic black and silver studs and cuff links are still extremely popular today. With some many other options – Irish Cloves, Masonic Studs/Cuffs and SO MANY MORE!!!!!!!
Everyone has to start somewhere
The basics – Black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie/black neck tie (bow ties are the new neck tie).
Tuxedo – Tuxedo Shirts – Bow Ties – Neck Ties
Switch it up
Not many people know that the white dinner jacket can be paired with black tux pants. This ensemble can be worn during summer, winter, fall – WHENEVER!
They aren’t huge, but still a huge attraction to your tuxedo
Studs and cuff links are understated now a days. People generally have the misconception that these little pieces of jewelry are not meant to be a stand out point in your tuxedo. Little do those people know!! With so many different styles, sizes, etc – stud and cuff links are a new way to add some flair to your exiting tuxedo or your new one.
DO NOT let the Lapels overwhelm you
The year is 2012 and that brings so many different options with lapels. There is the Notch lapel, Shawl, lapel and Peak lapel – choose the lapel depending on the event.
Jeans and a tuxedo jacket?!?!
Yes, we said it – Jeans and a tuxedo jacket. Most people don’t realize that a tuxedo jacket (even a nice dinner jacket) can be worn for any occasion when paired with a nice pair of jeans. For example, a nice Notch Lapel Vogue tuxedo jacket paired with a pair of dark jeans…the perfect look for a anniversary dinner, night out with the guys or even a nice birthday dinner.
Change up your tuxedo shirt
Add some color to your tuxedo
With tuxedo vests in 68 unique colors – your bride or date will not be the only eye catching person at the event. It has never been easier to find matching accessories before!!!
Step 1: Make a simple knot, allowing slightly more length (one to two inches) on the end of A.
Step 2: Lay A out of the way, fold B into the normal bow shape, and position it on the first knot you made.
Step 3: Drop A vertically over folded end B.
Step 4: Double back A on itself and position it over the knot so that the two folded ends make a cross.
Step 5: The hard part: Pass folded end A under and behind the left side (yours) of the knot and through the loop behind folded end B.
Step 6: Tighten the knot you have created, straightening, particularly in the center.
The Oscars is always a grand time to see all your favorite stars wearing the latest formalwear fashion.
George Clooney looked stunning in a Black 2-Button Notch Tuxedo with exterior pick stitching.
To get a similar affordable look (Stacy Keibler not included), check out the Vogue 2-Button Notch Tuxedo.