Do you agree that men's formalwear is an investment? Of course, who wouldn't want to look dashing in a perfect-fit tuxedo? Or who wouldn't want to be among GQ's best-dressed men of the planet?
While the tuxedos and suits cost an arm, they do make a guy look great. But having that appeal doesn't start and end by paying for the first suit or tux that you see in the store. Just because it has a whooping $$$ tag price doesn't mean that it is going to give you the look you desire. In truth, men's formalwear has a wide array of choices in terms of style, fit, and accessories. While choice is a personal matter, there are several other things to consider for a good selection.
If you're often invited to formal events or other black tie occasions, it is wise to buy your own tuxedo. However, if you're the type who is rarely wheedled out of the blue jeans, then think about renting one. Even is you're just renting, ask those who know a lot about tuxedos to help you out. There are numerous aspects to consider when making a selection. For one, the tuxedo jacket has three variants in terms of collars. The notch is the same as a blazer which has a space in between the lower and upper lapels. Another tuxedo jacket collar is the peak. The lower lapels of this type of collar extend beyond the top ones. The shawl collar tuxedo jacket on the other hand can be described as a single continuous band.
Choosing tuxedo jackets does not only depend on one's preference of a collar. There are particular styles and cuts which will probably look better on others than on you. It is important that them out for yourself. If a certain style worked well for your friend, try it on before buying a similar one. Chances are, you don't have the same build and the style won't look nice on you.
A double-breasted tuxedo jacket will surely look good on a tall and trim man, but may not be a compliment to short stocky guys. The most conventional style, the single breasted dinner jacket, is a fine choice for everyone especially those who are a bit shorter than most men.
Your choice of a tuxedo jacket should not be made according to what your favorite Hollywood star has on. Unless you want to end up paying a lot for something that only made you look foolish.