The tuxedo is a traditional tuxedo jacket combined with a tuxedo shirt, a bow tie, and matching trousers. The tuxedo is also known as a diner jacket or black-tie. It is worn explicitly at evening events hence the word dinner suit or dinner jacket. Officially it only can be worn after 6 p.m. The tuxedo is black, midnight blue, or white. You can recognize it by its satin or grosgrain jacket lapels and the same stripes on the trousers' outseam. You have to wear it with a white dress shirt with a standing ( wingtip ) or turndown collar. The shirt is always a double cuff, and you combine it with a black bow tie. You could add a cummerbund in the same color as your bow tie. Know that a proper tuxedo is never worn with a belt; add suspenders if your trouser does not stay in place. Always wear patent leather dress shoes.
History of the tuxedo
The first tuxedo was introduced by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. It was until 1886 that the American and the Europeans started to wear the tuxedo. The black-tie replaced the white tie, and it was found to be less formal. The name tuxedo comes from the English name for a smoking jacket. After dinner, the gentlemen went into another room to smoke cigars, and for that occasion, the gents switch their jackets into smoking jackets. When they were done smoking, they would change their jackets again.
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The tuxedo is frequently used for formal occasions like a gala, wedding, or anniversary. Many people marry in a Tuxedo, and for every man, it is a personal choice. It is a logical choice, over the whole day you could wear a formal suit, and then after 6 p.m. change into a tuxedo. The tuxedos of Suitable are available in a very nice price range. Every man should have at least one tuxedo in their closet, even if it is just for Christmas dinner with family and friends. Find your perfectly fitted tuxedo at Suitable with all the matching accessories to shine at every event. We offer them in several fittings, starting from size 46 up to size 58. We also sell tuxedos of other brands like Opposuits and Wilvorst.
This Dutch brand started in 2012, and it is now very famous for making remarkable suits for an affordable price. The suits are made out of 100% polyester and have a normal to regular fit. We offer them in four different colors like basic Black, Midnight Blue, Bordeaux Red, and classic white. The tuxedos of Opposuits have a shawl lapel, a single split on the back of the jacket, and two welt pockets on the front side.
This German brand has many years of experience and is one of the most famous brands in Europe. The high quality and the amount of knowledge they have about suits and tuxedo is exceptional. At Suitable, we sell this brand separately, which means you can buy the jacket apart from the trousers. Wilvorst offers you the tuxedo in Black, Midnight Blue, and White. The diner jackets are made out of a blend of materials like Wool, Polyester, Nylon, and Elasthan. This blend makes the tuxedos a lot stronger and very comfortable to wear.
Tuxedo white shirt
At Suitable, you can choose your white dress shirt in many different brands as Olymp, Profuomo, and our brand Suitable. The perfect white dress shirt has a couple of requirements.
The collar is a wingtip collar or a turndown collar. The wingtip is nice because it maintains the bow-tie upright. It is more classic than a regular turndown collar. Instead of regular buttons, find a dress shirt with shirt studs. It is a decorative fastener that fits in the buttonhole on the front of a white dress shirt. If you want it more classic, go for the blindness button shirts. You can find them in Suitable with a plissé or without. Double cufflinks are required. You can add a personal touch by buying them in gold or silver.
Find the perfect fitted shirt
Above all, the most crucial part of the white tuxedo shirt is the fitting. Make sure the shirt fits nicely on the shoulders. There where your shoulder ends, the shirt should end. The length of the sleeve needs to end on the wrist, not on your hand. Take a good look at the chest. You need enough space to move but make sure your shirt fits closely on your body; too much space on the chest looks messy. On the waist, the shirt needs to have enough room for you to feel comfortable while sitting at a dinner table; too much fabric hanging loose on the waist makes the complete look messy. However, this can be adjusted by any tailor.
The perfect tuxedo shoe
Most etiquette and fashion guides will tell you to wear a traditional shoe that is black patent leather. A popular alternative is a black lace-up Oxford shoe with a rounded plain toe. At Suitable, we offer the best version for a dressed occasion. This can be worn with a tuxedo but also when the white tie is required. These shoes have no or little profile on the sole. This is because the shoe is made for dancing. And without a profile, you will dance smoother on the dancefloor.
Accessories to complete
A pocket square or handkerchief is worn in the breast pocket. Most men will choose a white one, matching the white dress shirt. Whenever you decide to wear another color bow tie to match your partner, you can also choose the same color for your pocket square. Cummerbund should be silk, and it has upward-facing folds. You initially used this to store tickets. Nowadays, it is considered to be more decorative than functional. Officially the cummerbund is worn in black or dark grey as an extension of the trousers. Cufflinks are items of jewelry that are used to maintain the cuffs of the dress shirts together. You can find them in different materials like metal, stone, or leather. To secure the cufflinks, you have to fold the back part of the cufflinks. Make sure your dress shirt has buttonholes on both sides of the cuffs. A boutonniere is a flower that is worn on the left part of the chest. You can pick between various sorts of flowers like blue Cornflower or a Rosebud, or a Gardenia. In the 20th century, a Hat was a standard to wear with a tuxedo. The type of hat is a Homburg, in the color black or midnight blue. Tuxedo gloves are not worn that much, but at Suitable, you can find them easily. We offer them in black, white, and grey. They are made out of 100% cotton in sizes S up to XXL.
Types of Tuxedo's
At Suitable, we offer you two types of tuxedos. We offer the shawl collar and the Peaked lapel. Lapels are the flaps on the front of a jacket. There are three different types of lapels, but at Suitable, we sell two types of lapels.
The shawl collar or the shawl lapel is a continuous curve and is one of the most known tuxedoes. It has one button at the front to close. On the back, it has no split. The jacket is a bit more longer than the peak lapel. This type of lapel is usually only used by tuxedos. The peaked lapel or pointed lapel is also formal but a bit more modern. Nowadays, we see them more often because of the celebrities that prefer to wear the peak lapel. We offer this model only in a single-breasted. This type of lapel is used for tuxedos, blazers, and also for formal suits.
Fabrics and fittings
The type of fabrics is extremely important for the fitting of the tuxedo. Before making your choice in which tuxedo you want, you must ask yourself how often you will wear it, and where you are going to wear it. Because if you will wear it to a premiere or be in the spotlight, make sure that you wear the best quality. At Suitable, you have the next options in our brand:
New York: 100% wool Brooklyn: Woolblend Harlem: Polyester, viscose, and stretch
Tuxedo Style: New York
With this beauty of a tuxedo, you will always be the best dressed on every occasion. The New York is the highest quality of all tuxedos. It is made out of the purest Italian virgin wool. Apart from the excellent look, you will feel very comfortable. This model is a slim-fit that will compliment your posture. This tuxedo has two welt pockets on the jacket's front side, three inside pockets, and a chest pocket. The trouser has four pockets, two in the front en two in the back, the trouser has two stripes on the outseam.
Tuxedo style: Brooklyn
With this wool blended tuxedo of Suitable, you will be perfectly dressed for the occasion. This tuxedo is a blend of the purest virgin wool mixed with polyester. It has a shawl collar, which makes the tuxedo timeless and classic. It has a normal to slim-fit, preferably we call it a modern- fit. It has more space for moving than New York; besides, it gives you a traditional look. The shoulders are soft shoulders and compliments the torso even better. It has two welt pockets on the tuxedo's front side, three inside pockets, and a chest pocket. If we look at the trousers, you see it has four pockets, two in the front en two in the back. It has two stripes on the outseam of the trouser. We recommend this tuxedo for beginners. When you don't know how many times you will wear the tuxedo but want to shine on the occasion, Brooklyn is a perfect tuxedo to start with.
Tuxedo Style: Harlem
With this Harlem stretch tuxedo, you will go very well dressed for the occasion. The fabric is a blend of polyester, viscose, and stretch. While having a slim-fit cut, the type of fabric ensures maximum comfort. It has a formal look, and it feels very comfortable because of the mix of materials. It is the perfect tuxedo to start with. A lot of students buy this tuxedo as a starter. The more occasions they have, the more they will wear it and eventually switch over to one of our other models like the New York or Brooklyn. The Harlem has a shawl collar with a trouser. The trousers have four pockets, two in the front and two in the back, and two stripes on the outseam. The jackets have soft shoulders and have two welt pockets on the tuxedo's front side, three inside pockets, and a chest pocket. This perfect tuxedo is extremely good priced, so you can well look and appropriate for the occasion.