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Which Tuxedo for Which Event? - Prom? Wedding? We help you choose the perfect tuxedo for your event.
Deciphering Your Invitation - Black Tie? White Tie? What's it all mean? We have the answers!
What's my Tuxedo Style? Page 1- A guide to help you pick the perfect tuxedo to reflect your image
What's my Tuxedo Style? Page 2- A lighthearted comparison between tuxedos and cars to help you make your choice
Tuxedo Chart A visual comparison of our tuxedos in terms of style and price.
Which Tuxedo for Which Body Type? - We help you choose the perfect tuxedo for your body type.

Deciphering Your Invitation

So you got an invitation to a special formal event and it says "Black Tie Preferred". Not sure exactly what that means? You're not alone! Let us help you figure out exactly what you're supposed to wear for your special event!

White Tie or Full Dress

This is the most formal outfit and it is quite specific. White tie means you should be wearing a black tailcoat, matching
black trouser, white pique formal shirt, white pique vest, and a white pique bow-tie. No you can't substitute a regular tuxedo for the tails.

Recommendations:
Tailcoats by Hickey Freeman
White Pique Formal Vest and Bowtie Set
White Pique Formal Shirt

Black Tie

Most formal affairs fall into this category. Black tie means you need to wear a tuxedo. Single breasted or double breasted, peak, notch, or shawl collar will do. It's your choice. Your tuxedo will need a formal shirt (no you can't just wear a white dress shirt - everyone will know you're trying to cut corners), bow-tie and cummerbund set or vest and tie set, cuff links and studs. A traditionalist will wear a black bow-tie and cummerbund set, and black, round cuff links and stud set. If you would like to be less formal, wear a vest and tie set instead of the cummerbund.

Recomendations:
Formal Outfit 1
Ralph Lauren Tuxedo
Wingtip Collar Formal Shirt

Cool Jazz Vest Set
Onyx Cufflink - Gold Trim
Formal Outfit 2
Imperial 1 button Tuxedo
Wingtip Collar Formal Shirt

Cool Jazz Cummerbund Set
Onyx Cufflink - Silver Trim
Black Tie Preferred

This is the host's way of telling you that you'll be out of place unless you are wearing a tuxedo. Any tuxedo is OK, no tailcoats. You are allowed to wear a dark, dressy suit (we would suggest one of our Black Formal Suits) without having security throw you out in a humiliating scene, however, you will feel lonely without your tuxedo. 

While we would recommend any of our classic or designer tuxedos, take a look at:
Chaps Tuxedo
Wingtip Collar Formal Shirt
Black Silk Cummerbund Set
Onyx Cufflinks

Black Tie Optional

This means the host and those with the "in-crowd" will be wearing a tuxedo. Of course, this also means those with the "out-crowd" will be wearing a suit. Wouldn't you rather be with the "in-crowd"? Tails are too fancy. Stick with either a tuxedo or a black formal suit.

Consider:
Imperial 1 button Tuxedo
Abboud Laydown Formal Shirt
Silver Cool Jazz Cummerbund
Diamond Dust Cufflinks

If you insist on wearing a suit, consider our striking Jones New York suit.

Black Tie Invited

Black tie invited - This means the hostess really, really wants you to wear > a tuxedo but isn't going to press the issue. Rest assured, the host will be > dressed to the nines in his tux. Expect about half of the men to be wearing > a tuxedo, half wearing a suit.

Want to humiliate the other guests? Show up in an impeccably tailored Corneliani tuxedo! Not only will all the women be checking you out, but they'll give their husbands/dates the cold shoulder since they don't look as good as you! This tuxedo comes with all the accessories you need, Free!

Semi Formal

This means you are supposed to wear either a tuxedo or a dinner jacket. The rules are a less stringent, go ahead and wear that wild-and-crazy vest and tie set. Try something a little less conservative. Just remember, the fashion police are out there - watching . . . Consider a classic tuxedo like our Chaps Tuxedo with our black vest and gold stripe tie - very sharp.

Creative Black Tie

There is no definition for this, that is, most anything goes as long as you are wearing a tuxedo jacket. One shudders to think some may voluntarily choose to wear a tuxedo jacket and bluejean cut-offs. We believe creative black tie provides you with the opportunity to wear an interesting vest which makes your outfit stand out from the crowd.

T Shirts/ Pastel Colors Absolutely, positively not! Not only would you be arrested, the fashion police would throw away the key! Keep in mind, not only do you want to look your best for this day, but you don't want to be embarrassed looking at the pictures 5 years later! Consider calling in sick! Go in masquerade!

Help Contents
Which Tuxedo for Which Event? - Prom? Wedding? We help you choose the perfect tuxedo for your event.
Deciphering Your Invitation - Black Tie? White Tie? What's it all mean? We have the answers!
What's my Tuxedo Style? Page 1- A guide to help you pick the perfect tuxedo to reflect your image
What's my Tuxedo Style? Page 2- A lighthearted comparison between tuxedos and cars to help you make your choice
Tuxedo Chart A visual comparison of our tuxedos in terms of style and price.
Which Tuxedo for Which Body Type? - We help you choose the perfect tuxedo for your body type.


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