Hello, I'm Charles. We are at Louis Purple, and I'm here to tell you about tuxedos. So here I'm wearing a pretty formal, sophisticated version of tuxedo. There's a lot of ways you can rock a tuxedo. So first let's talk about the lapel. There are two ways a tuxedo lapel should be.
You either want to go with a peak lapel or a shawl lapel. Then you have the satin that contrasts nicely and drapes over the lapel. Today I'm wearing a three-piece tuxedo with a peak lapel and single button. I completed the outfit with a waistcoat, a double-breasted waistcoat, which makes the feel of the outfit much more formal. The only two acceptable shoes you should wear with a tuxedo are black polished shoes or. When wearing a two-piece tuxedo, a nice way to complete the outfit around the waist is to wear a cummerbund. However, I notice that more and more people tend not to want to wear a cummerbund, so a nice way to avoid wearing a cummerbund is to have a satin stripe that goes around the waist line on the trousers. You traditionally do not have belt loops on a tuxedo, and you prefer the adjustable side tabs.
That gives a cleaner look to the front of the tuxedo. Over the past few years, we've seen more and more people wanting to wear tuxedos, like Ryan Gosling for example, and have a midnight blue tuxedo fabric with a black satin contrast lapel instead of having the monochrome black tuxedo with black lapels. My advice when rocking a tuxedo is to wear a bow tie, even though a lot of people are breaking this rule and wearing slim ties with a three-piece that completes very well the look of the tuxedo as well. Instead of spending money on tuxedo rentals a couple of times a year, just invest and get your own that will fit you perfectly. A tuxedo is definitely an investment, but it's worth it.