Every professional or classy gentleman will have to wear a tuxedo at some point during their career. Whether you get invited to ten black tie events every year, or simply need one for a random occasion, it’s important for you to know a few key aspects before getting a tuxedo. Keep reading to find out what it means to wear a tux and what to pay attention to in the process.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TUXEDO.
At the core, a tux looks just about the same on everyone. The biggest difference between suits and tuxedos is the silk satin in the design of the tuxedo. You can find a satin finish on the lapel, and button, and a stripe on the dress pants. Naturally, you can get creative with your tux but if it holds these key elements, you’re good to go.
WHEN TO WEAR A TUX?
We all know that when you’re required to wear a tuxedo, you are inevitably attending a formal black-tie event. This can be appropriate for a wedding, a gala, or even a charity event. However, when the invitation specifies “black tie optional”, you can get away with a simple classy suit. Be sure to read the dress code on the invitation and to make sure you’re aware of it before choosing your attire. There’s nothing worse than being underdressed at a black-tie event! If you’re uncertain as to what kind of attire people will show up in, keep a few options in the trunk of your car. Observe arriving guests as they pull up to the venue and adjust your suit or tux accordingly. That way, all of your bases are covered and you don’t have to worry about looking out of place all evening long.
SHOULD YOU BUY ONE OR RENT ONE?
In this article, I’ve shown you everything you need to know about how to wear a tuxedo. Whether you plan to purchase one, or simply need one for a specific occasion, gentlemen must be aware of what it means to wear a tuxedo. Whether you plan to purchase one for your wardrobe, or simply need one for a specific occasion, all gentlemen must be aware of what it means to wear a tuxedo.