You’re getting dressed, and you’ve got both a bow tie and a necktie hanging in your closet. Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably already chosen which one will see daylight (or… nightlight?). That’s because the other pieces of your outfit often dictate the right neckwear for your look.
Tuxedo shirt styles are like forearm tattoos: painstakingly detailed, and usually covered by a jacket. Unlike tattoos, (most) tux shirt styles do not require laser removal if they don’t turn out the way you expect. Still, you’ll save time and money by getting your tux shirt—and your ink—right the first time. We can help with the shirt.
Navigating the wide variety of tuxedo styles available can feel overwhelming, leading otherwise stylish guys to revert to the same old looks. Wedding tuxedo styles present an even bigger challenge, as we attempt to force a weirdly-specific color into a traditionally black and white outfit, often leading to one of the most infamous wedding tux styles: the brightly-colored tie and vest combo.
Dear Mr. Buttons,
I got invited to a September wedding, and am having trouble figuring out what to wear. The wedding date definitely feels past summer dress code territory—problem is, it’ll probably still be about 80 degrees and humid at the time. How do I dress for a Fall wedding when the weather hasn’t caught up yet?
An occasional series wherein we ask our team of putative formalwear experts to properly pronounce some of the trickiest formalwear terms. (Spoiler: results vary.) Our shame is your gain.
Tying a bow tie is admittedly hard, but comedian and consummate gentleman Paul F. Tompkins has just made one of the most helpful bow tie tutorials we’ve encountered.
Dear Mr. Buttons,
I was recently invited to a wedding, but there was no dress code listed on the invitation. What do I wear? I want to avoid looking underdressed… or even worse, overdressed.
We enlisted the experts at Pharmacie LA to create a go-to list of the very best cocktail recipes for your sipping and glass-tipping pleasure. In short: we think you should drink as well as you dress. Welcome to The Black Tux Bar.
A lot goes into the perfect suit: fabric, lapel style, buttons—just, a lot. But before it can reach its full potential, your suit has to fit. Whether you need to overhaul an off-the-rack jacket or you’re just dialing in the fit of your rental tux pants, that probably means visiting a tailor.