Monday, 9 May 2016

How To Dress Up In Formal Business Attire?

Man can look dashing in formal wear with right kind of clothing according to the occasion. But in the business world, the need for men’s blazers, dress shirts and tuxedo pants increases substantially. At least one suit becomes a necessity, for interviews if nothing else. It should be a good fit. And, attention to the basics is a must to look like a professional, rather than a newbie.

However, here are some tips if you want to dress up in a formal business attire.

  • Good Fit Above All
Ready-to-wear suits are deliberately big so that they can be sold to maximum number of men, but can be bad news for many. A baggy and loose suit jacket paired with a young face is the perfect way to look like a kid in borrowed clothes.
So, whenever possible shop for trousers and jackets at places that do adjustments. You can also take it to your tailor for perfect fit. Do not wear anything so tight that it pinches, but avoid wearing any loose cloth hanging off the body when the garment is buttoned properly.

  • Keeping It Simple
A business-dress suit with a distinct pattern is certainly a hit. But on a younger man, it is more likely to look more like an error made in ignorance than a conscious style choice. Stick to basic styles like the single-breasted, two-button, notch-lapel business suit in a dark solid.

  • Erring on the Side of Overdressing
A man who wears a formal shirt, tuxedo pants, a tie when everyone else is wearing sports jackets and open collars, appears like he is striving to impress.
Do not try too hard to impress. But, efforts are certainly required. Whenever in doubt, wear the suit and make an impression.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Different Styles of Tuxedo Shirts for Women

There are several styles of dress tuxedo shirts that are suitable for women to wear with a tuxedo. For the ladies, who don’t want dresses or whose profession includes wearing tuxedos, these styles will play an important role. Following is an explanation of the options that accommodate tuxedo studs.

Pleated front
The pleated tuxedo shirt front has pleats in the front of the shirt and run all the way to the bottom of the shirt front. The pleats will match the rest of the shirt precisely as the pleats are made with the actual fabric of the shirt.

Pique bib front
The pique bib front tuxedo shirt has a unique pique fabric stitched on the front.  This fabric is a beautiful one from Thomas Mason with the classic pique texture. Usually, the bib is 10 inches wide and goes just below the 5th button. This makes the front look very clean and simple.

Plain tuxedo shirt front
The plain tuxedo shirt front is basically just like a French front, the top four buttons are removable so that the shirt can be worn with studs. This is the most modern and minimalist option. The tuxedo studs gives an elegant look.

Removing the top four buttons and inserting studs
The front tuxedo shirts top four buttons are made removable, so that the shirt can be worn with studs. The top four buttons are sewn together on a strip of fabric.

Other shirt front options appropriate for wearing with a tuxedo

These days, it is totally in trend to wear a really nice white shirt with a tuxedo. French Front style and mother of pearl buttons are a great option to give the shirt a bit more luxurious touch.  Another option is to choose the fly front style so that the buttons will be covered completely. If you plan to wear the shirt with a bow-tie, it is recommended to wear a classic English spread collar or slightly taller President spread collar

Choosing an appropriate fabric will make you standout. A white fabric will work fine and give you a luxurious appearance.