Should I Own a Tuxedo?

Simply put – absolutely, and here’s why:

No matter the time of year, it’s always tuxedo season. In the spring and summer months, it is likely that your mailbox will start to overflow with save the date and wedding invitations. But don’t think tuxedos are only for the nuptial celebrations. In the winter months, you may need a tuxedo at the opera, a formal dinner reception or a gala.  Despite the celebratory occasion, there’s one little annoyance that accompanies these formal affairs – the rental tux.

A tuxedo is fashion’s quintessential symbol of class and power and by renting a tux; you run the risk of compromising that statement. Think about it, do you really want to wear the same outfit that a kid wore to prom the night before?  Remember your prom, and how you treated your tuxedo?  Ick.

Whether you wear a tuxedo regularly or only on occasion, it is more cost effective to invest in a tux rather than rent one. Renting requires you to waste both time and expense for something that doesn’t fit and you don’t get to keep. The advantage of having a tuxedo at your disposal is that you will be prepared for any of those unexpected black tie events.

When making the decision to invest in a custom tuxedo, keep these 3 things in mind: fit, quality, and versatility.

When a tuxedo fits you properly you will look more like James Bond and less like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.  Having the correct shoulder structure and taper will transform the way your tuxedo will lay.

Investing in a high-quality fabric is an essential part of purchasing a long lasting tuxedo. By going with a higher thread count, your tuxedo will drape better and have more polished look.  A quality wool fabric will also help with wrinkle resistance allowing you you dance all night without regret.

Versatility is key to having a tuxedo that is appropriate for every occasion.  When styling your first custom tux, keep the details simple and classic. Start with a solid black fabric and black satin details. The lapel width shouldn’t be too thin or too wide and your tuxedo shirt should be designed so you have the option to wear it with either a bow tie and studs or a solid black necktie.

By incorporating these 3 things, your tuxedo is guaranteed to last and fit in perfectly for any occasion.

Sonny BalaniShould I Own a Tuxedo?