When ‘tuxedo’ crops up in conversation you might immediately think ‘rental’. But owning a tux is an investment that makes a lot of sense. Not only is it the pinnacle of men’s tailoring, the tux is timeless – buy wisely and you’ll have it for years to come. And nothing makes you feel more like a gentleman than having a tux in your sartorial arsenal.
How to suit up like an A-lister
A tux shouldn’t have an expiry date, so go for a classic look in a slim tailored fit. A refined satin lapel with clean lines is crucial – it really offsets the entire look and is the first sign of a quality tux. Instead of a notched or peak lapel, try our shawl lapel jacket – it always looks flawless, it works on every guy, and it creates a continuous line that frames your shirt and tie.
You’ve probably seen a wingtip collared shirt worn with traditional tuxes. But a conventional collar works just fine and actually looks more modern. Our crisp white dinner shirt features contrasting black buttons to pick up on your lapel and adds a subtle finishing detail that makes all the difference.
Ditch the cummerbunds and try a vest instead. By adding a waistcoat, you’re echoing the V shape of your lapels and channeling more of that gentlemanly vibe.
When it comes to colour, black is the classic go-to. But midnight blue is fast becoming the new way to wear a tux. And if you want to make it even more modern, break up your look by wearing a navy jacket with a black pant – the navy gives off a richness against the black that looks great under evening lights.
Lastly, keep your accessories simple. All you need is a hint of a neatly folded pocket square, and a satin bow tie is mandatory of course.