The tuxedo is a sartorial staple. It's also a great opportunity to stand out from the crowd and look dashing as hell. But how do you find the perfect tux? You're in luck: We've put together this guide so that you'll always come back from your tailor with a suit that fits like a glove.
Have your date pick the color of your tie.
When it comes to ties, the color you choose is a big deal. If you are wearing a tuxedo and going to an event where there is a dress code, such as a wedding or prom, ask the bride/groom what color they want you to wear. This can be easily done by sending them an email with this question: "What colors should I wear?" If you're not sure who exactly would be able to answer this question for you (or maybe they haven't replied yet), then ask your host what colors they prefer--they will surely know!
Wear a pocket square.
This is something that you should take seriously, because it's basically like wearing jewelry. The pocket square should match the tie in some way--either color or pattern--and it should be folded in a specific way: so that the tip of one corner hangs over your right breast pocket, with two thirds of its length hanging below it (the rest tucked into your jacket). It's okay if this takes practice! You can always ask an attendant at your local menswear store for help when buying accessories if you get lost along the way. Don't wear a bow tie with this look--it would just look weird and too formal; stick with regular neckties instead (or go without).
Make sure it fits.
It's important to make sure that your tuxedo fits, because if it doesn't, you'll look like an idiot. You want to go to a store that specializes in tuxedos and ask for help from the salesperson there. He or she will measure your body and find out what size of tuxedo would fit best on you--this should be based on how tall or short you are (their height), as well as how wide or thin (their build).
Once he has determined what size is right for him/herself, then he/she should try it on! If this doesn't work out well enough yet still needs more tweaking before making any final decisions about purchasing one particular piece over another type made out of different materials such as silk vs polyester blends etcetera...then by all means keep looking until something feels comfortable enough where both parties agree upon mutually beneficial terms regarding price points as well as discounts given during certain times throughout each year such as Black Friday promotions followed by Cyber Monday sales etcetera...
Always wear the right shoes.
The right shoes are essential to any outfit, and with tuxedos they're even more important. You want to wear shoes that are both comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
You should wear dress shoes with a tuxedo. Black or brown oxfords or loafers are ideal for guys who don't want to get too fancy with their footwear choice but still want something stylish enough for formal wear. Wingtips and cap toes are also popular choices for men who want something slightly dressier than traditional leather-soled lace-ups like derbys or balmorals (or "balmorals").
Don't be afraid to try something new on a big night!
You can look your best in anything, but it's important that you feel comfortable in what you're wearing. Don't be afraid to ask for help if something doesn't fit right or looks awkward. The best thing about tuxedos is that they come in all different styles and colors--you can find one that suits you perfectly!
We hope that this article has helped you find the right tuxedo for your next big event. Remember, it's not just about wearing the right color or style--it's also about finding something that fits your body type and makes you feel confident when you put it on. If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there, try asking someone else what they think would look good on you! For more help renting or buying a tuxedo please us a call! 732-253-5021