How To Wear A Tux
Whether it is for a wedding ceremony, or the yearned prom party, you need to know how to wear a tux. You wince in discomfort and try to find an alternative outfit, for you have always heard that a tux is uncomfortable. But don’t worry! In order to wear a tux, you don’t need to behave like your grandfather nor speak like him. As with any other outfit, wearing a tux is about attitude. Of course, you may have to change your demeanor a little bit, but you will realize it’s quite simple.
Things you need:
- Black or dark blue pants
- Black waistcoat
- White shirt with cuffs
- Black shoes
- Black or dark blue tie
- Calf-Length Socks
- Wear black or dark blue pants. To wear a tux, your pants must harmonize with the jacket. Generally, a tux is black or dark blue. Hold your pants with thin suspenders. Remember not to choose too thick and wide suspenders; otherwise, you will have a bothersome and unnecessary additional shape in your pants.
- Put on a white shirt with cuffs and cuff links. Make sure that the fabric of the shirt is soft cotton: it improves your image and creates an aura of elegance. Remember that in order to wear a tux, you must need a clean, white shirt. Prevent your white shirt from troublesome stains or things that may provoke a mess over it.
- Wear a black low-cut waistcoat over the white shirt. The black waistcoat is essential for the tux. Avoid double-breasted waistcoats: this won’t give you an appearance of an elegant gentleman, but of a flamboyant bohemian. Remember that to wear a tux, you don’t need too many ornaments. The image that the tux seeks is one of elegance.
- Put on a black tie, for ties are the most essential items that you will need in order to wear a tux. Avoid red or brown ties (don’t even think about a tie with colorful dots; that is too pretentious). Wear black or blue ties only: a tux is always accompanied by black or blue, without exception to any other color.
- Wear polished black shoes with black calf-length socks. Remember that this is the last element of the tux, but it’s not the least. Most people will focus on your shoes as well, so try to keep them as shiny as possible.
Tips & Warnings:
- Using gloves with your tux is bad-mannered. It’s not very well looked upon. So, be careful. If you want to use gloves because of a harsh and cold weather, remember to take them off when arriving to the event.
- Avoid frilly shirts. A tux is always elegant and austere.