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.

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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.”

Check Suits Fashion


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The way a man carries his suit tells a lot about him. But when a man carries a Check suit, it tells a lot about his metro sexuality, the poise and the charisma. With the right kind of plaid and texture, you can carry your own look and create your own style. Slim fit check suits are back in fashion to give modern look to a classic style. Perfect for all types of occasions, be it, wedding suit, business suit or a smart casual wear. Alternately, one could just wear the jacket of the suit or just a check blazer with a plain shirt and solid coloured trousers. Read on to find out more about different check suits and the right combinations that go with it.

Corporate wear:

Check Suits Fashion

When it comes to office wear, dressing well becomes an everyday struggle, so here we’ve put together, no-effort-needed, check suits for office wear. Keep your basics right and suit up tailored slim cut suits and blazers, Oxford shirts, chinos and trousers, finally give it a jolt of colour in the form of printed ties, socks and pocket squares. For a more subtle look keep the shirt white, tie dark and solid with simple dark laced-up shoes.

Business Casual wear:

Check Suits Fashion

With business casuals you can expand your style and the use of colour. Get rid of the tie, sporting a button up below your blazer looks incredibly sleek and sophisticated. Wear your suit pants as trousers, doesn’t matter if it is of different colour than the blazer, pairing them with a solid oxford shirt and finish the look with a sweater of the season or with that chunky shawl cardigan.

City Prep wear:

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This look is full of mix and match, the right kind of texture without that weighty feeling. This slim fitting with textured line suit helps you get rid of same old blue blazer + khakis look. Give it a try with sharp navy suit jacket along with your patterned suit pants. Same concept, but with fresher execution.

Casual Friday wear:  

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Casual Friday is a time to wind down and get ready for the weekend. What better way than to dress up in your comfy casuals where you wear a suit, but doesn’t feel like a suit. You can pair it with a t-shirt, with a thin layering cardigan, and a pair of classic white sneakers for that subtle yet elegant summer look.

The weekend wear:

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Feeling a little adventurous, then opt for the sporting checks or the window paned checked blazers. Make sure it is trim enough, so you can wear it with just about anything, including a t-shirt, jeans, and hooded sweatshirt.

With the new trend of patterned fabric in men’s wear, one can breathe a vestige of fresh air to the otherwise monotonous suits. With a variety of prints available in checks, stripes and windowpane, you get to experiment with colours, textures and the look, make sure to opt for that slim cut with versatile look.

Guys – Match your shoes right


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Walking into a room you can create a positive impression with your style and confidence. Your dress speaks for your personality. But the whole smartness can be wiped out in a fraction of second, if on the second look your shoe makes you look odd one out. Just as our clothes, shoes are also an important part of overall personality. It is important to match the right kind of shoes with the right dress. Wearing right shoes not just enhances the look and style but is also vital for comfort.

For traditional occasion or for formal business meeting, for a weekend trip or for an adventure outing shoes does a lot more than just protecting the foot. A shoe gives balance and adds style to the whole look. A shoe guide is there to help you select the best shoe. Colour, shape, size and quality of shoes are important thing to be kept in mind while choosing the shoes to be worn for a particular occasion.

Match your shoes right

For official occasion when men trend to wear suits, a formal shoe goes as the natural choice. Whole cuts, medallion toe whole cuts, cap toe bals and perf toe bals are the best shape and design to go with formal dress. Black and brown are the most preferred colours. These shoes in shades of black and brown will never go wrong to impress upon the client in any business event and are best suited for all the official occasion.

Match your shoes right

For men who are going for job demanding them to always follow formal dress code, can go for plain toe bluchers, monkstrap, wingtips, longwing design. These designs goes well with formal dress and at the same time are extremely comfortable and best partner of your foot for long working hours.

On a long weekend trip and for young people opting for casual wear there are multiple options to choose from. Loafers, classic sneakers, classic high top, slippers and camp mocs are few options to choose from. To suit perfectly with your best attire, shoes can be matched with the colour of the dress or one can go for neutral colours like brown, black or white.

Match your shoes right

Men need to worry as much as women to get the right match of shoes .A sports shoe, desert boots, sneakers, formal black shoes, brown boat shoes and  lace up brogue are a must have as they could be matched with any dress and occasion. Bright colours are very much in vogue and make a statement of its own. For the youth it’s a sign of their young energy and vibrant spirit. Be bold enough to break out from the neutral shades of black and brown and try out new shades in shoes.

On formal occasions, not just shoes, but socks also need to be perfectly matched. Although socks are not much visible but a mismatched colour of socks quickly stands out and could become a centre of attraction that can cause a lot of embarrassment. So it’s better to make one’s own shoe style and not leave any chance to make a good impression.