The tuxedo guide

The name Bond. James Bond personates the ultimate man for many till date. The credit obviously goes to the deadly combination of action, refined taste and the elegant tuxedo look adding the seductive charm to the character.

tuxedo guide

Tuxedo is in vogue from more than hundred years and evolved itself as an icon of male elegance. It is almost beyond belief that such a regulated and formal dress code has managed to withstand the informal dressing. Tuxedo popularly known as black tie and dinner jacket, requires the knowledge of the rules to pull off the look successfully. One should wear a self tied bow not a long neck tie or pre-tied bow with a tuxedo and else you may end up looking like a waiter rather than a gentleman.

The fabric of the bow should match with that of the lapels and stripes of the pants but you can also go for a velvet bow tie if you are going to an informal event. Tuxedo preferably should only have one button when in single breasted form. You can wear a double-breasted dinner suit but be cautious because if you undo a double-breasted jacket, it hangs and looks awful. Ideally, the jacket should have a closed back with no vents at all but if you’re going to have vents, choose side vents. A centre vent will blow open and show your shirt, which looks cluttered.

tuxedo guide

The shirt that accompanies a tuxedo should always be plain white necessarily not a pleated one. Although pleated shirts are more traditional, but a man looks best in a button up shirt with a classic spread collar shirt and French cuffs. The attire is complimented with a cummerbund or a waistcoat to conceal the bit of white shirting fabric between your jacket button and waistband. Wearing a waistcoat can look really nice and is a good alternative to the cummerbund giving you a much smarter look.

tuxedo guide


If you are getting confused about the pocket square then white linen is ideal, however, you can also go for silk scarf to add on sophistication. Trousers of the dinner suit should completely match the jacket, that means, the fabric should be the same. Pants should be high-waist and should not have any belt loops. Also front pleats should be avoided in the bottoms.

tuxedo guide

Club your tuxedo with black polished front cap toe shoes and avoid wearing loafers. You can also wear a formal pump – court shoe but for the attitude must be as that of bond.

Falling in love is one thing but it is a crime to match one’s tuxedo or associated accessories with the attire of his date.  Get her the moon or the stars of the galaxy but don’t fall in trap of your lady and murder the classiness of your tuxedo complimenting her dress.  The magic begins the moment you put on this upper-class attire, metamorphosing a boy into a man, and elevating a man into a gentleman. It has been rightly said, “Nature created men unequally, tuxedos were invented to even the score.”

Man’s beard and facial hair trends for 2016

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Who says fashion is only for women , even men have the right to look the best. As time passes fashion changes from clothes to hair and the same goes for men’s beard style. They also keep experimenting with their looks from time to time. Here are some new entries into the fashion fiesta.

Let’s look out for some of the out of the league beard styles for men :-

  • The shorter long beard :-

Man’s beard and facial hair trends

For those who have extensive facial hair growth , this style will perfectly suit you guys out there. While it might take a lot of patience to let your facial hair grow completely but when things will work out, it will be completely worth the wait. It will give you a little rugged look, the beard will follow the shape of the face and the bottom of the beard lies two inches below the chin.

  • The short beard :-

The short beard

If you want a in between look varying from a coarse and long beard to a subtle look , then this short beard look can completely justify your needs. Short beard would not require a lot of grooming and trimming, so it would be easy to take care of them.  A short beard is a versatile style, it gives you a rugged and smarter look altogether. The shape follows the face’s angles and the beard is kept close to the cheeks.

  • The mustache: –

Man’s beard and facial hair trends

Mustache suits most of the men out there, giving them a gentlemen look. There can be various twists which you can bring out in your style. For this style you need to have a more pronounced growth on the upper lips.

  • The stubble :-

Man’s beard and facial hair trends

For men who don’t want overgrown hair on their face this is something to look out for. Let your hair grow till it gets itchy and see that the growth follows on your bone structure and don’t trim in that area , rest you can wet shave everything else.

  • Sideburns :-

Man’s beard and facial hair trends

Also known by the name sideboards , side whiskers and mutton chops. Side burns suits most of the face shapes but totally go for ones with long faces. Once you get a growth of almost two weeks shave off your neck and face taking care that you have to leave behind a good bunch near your side burns, followed by trimming off your burns to our desired length and finally cleaning off the bottoms of the burns.

I am sure you would certainly try some of these beard styles till you find the best for you.

Bollywood inspired fashion looks for 2016

Bollywood has is what we all look up to for fashion trends. The Manish Malhotra lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wears or the Sabyasachi dress that Deepika adorns is what everyone else also wants to wear. Bollywood has been the biggest trendsetter and today we bring you the biggest Bollywood trends for 2016.

  • Bold red lips

Bollywood Fashion

One of the biggest trend of 2016 is red lips. All celebrities are happily taking this trend to red carpets and we love it. Simple and elegant dresses with bold red lips is what celebrities are wearing for the fashion events.

  • The cape trend

Bollywood Fashion

One trend that has been a big hit is the capes. The celebrities are making a style statement with this trend everywhere. Be it the cape over saree or cape suits or cape jackets. Bollywood has loved the cape trend and we give this trend a thumbs up too. 

  • Pretty pastels

Bollywood Fashion

Pastel colors are in this season. With Marsala being the color for last season, we saw Marsala on everything. From Marsala lips to Marsala dresses but this season is all about pastels and nudes.

  • Boot cut jeans

Bollywood Fashion

Skinny jeans are all out now because the boot cut jeans are back in fashion. Get your 80’s look with boot cut jeans. Our Bollywood celebrities are happily taking this trend forward and are spotted in funky boot cut jeans on airports and shopping trips.

  • Fringes

Bollywood Fashion

If you have been thinking of what haircut to go for off lately, it is the fringe trend that is back in vogue. Fringes are what all celebrities preferring these days. Fringe trend is the biggest hit for the season.

  • Face baking

Bollywood Fashion

With contouring and highlighting being the biggest trends for 2015, 2016 is all about baking. So if you are thinking of pots and pans full of foundation, you need to understand baking is a technique of makeup and our Bollywood industry loves it.