With the holiday season well in-swing there’s no better time for a man to make the jump into some new suiting. Whether that means a nice non-business style three-piece suit (think: slim, peak labels, unique color) or a modern tuxedo as featured in this post – this time of year brings lots of events which make the time and investment in a great suit worthwhile.
With many black-tie events on the agenda over the next few months (from theater nights to New Years celebrations, fundraising gatherings to professional galas) we decided to fit my favorite model in a modern tuxedo. To master suiting & tuxedos there’s a few key things that every man needs to know:
First – grooming is groundwork. If you’re planning on attending an event wearing a three-piece suit or tuxedo be sure to visit your favourite barber a week or so before the event. Nothing can ruin a great look worse than unkempt hair, whether that be on the face or on the head.
Lastly – fit is king. If you’re buying a suit off the rack you need to plan time to get alterations done (unless of course you are tall/athletic like my model, and even then you’ll need some small adjustments). On our tuxedo we had the pants and jacket-sleeve hemmed which are the quickest alterations that can be made, but if you require slimming of the jacket/pants, rotating of sleeves, etc. plan to build in a week or so as well as some cushion into your budget. I highly advise a visit to a tailor even if you think your suit fits great off the shelf. Simply put, a tailor is the difference between a great fit and a perfect fit and as I said – fit is KING.
Items featured in this blog post include the following:
I hope you all get a chance to get out and celebrate the holidays with your loved ones while looking dapper & gorgeous! If you need any help with the styling you always know where to find me 🙂