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Americans say they invented loafers in the early 1900s after traveling to Norway. The British claim that they introduced the style for King George VI in the 1920s. However, Native Americans had an equally valid claim, as they wore moccasins (or Makasins) that resembled the earliest loafers starting centuries earlier. Wherever they came from, loafers have always been a great way to complement a tuxedo or suit. Read on to learn more about their history.  Birth of the Penny Loafer In 1936, G.H. Bass, a brand that’s still around today, became the first company to sell loafers commercially. The shoes...

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You may think you’re done when you find that perfect tuxedo, but in reality, you’ve only started the process of creating a look. One of the integral steps in putting together a fashionable formal outfit is choosing the right bow tie. Some will say that the choice is simple: it’s either  a self-tying bow tie or a  clip-on. However, our team knows there’s much more to it than that. Here are the steps you should follow to find that perfect bow tie for your next event.  Type of Bow Tie There are a few styles of bow tie to choose...

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Going to a wedding involves a great deal of planning. Even if you’re not in the wedding party, you need to figure out travel, gifts and, most importantly, what to wear. Once you pick the perfect suit or tuxedo, you’re still not quite done. You need to choose accessories that will make your outfit memorable to your loved ones. These are some of the ones we recommend: Loafers When you’re considering your outfit for a wedding, shoes may not be the first thing to come to mind. However, when the day involves traveling, walking around, dancing and who knows what...

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Wearing a tuxedo is not a matter of taking one off the rack, putting it on, and heading out. Tuxedos can up your style game, but they won’t shine on their own. You need to consider the accessories you’ll be wearing to make your look complete. Learn about five essential tuxedo accessories and why you need them for your next big event.  Bow Tie A bow tie is what ties the tuxedo together. Start with a classic black satin bow tie, especially if you’re planning to attend black tie events. Then, venture out into different colors and textures. Velvet bow...

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When you buy clothes, you don’t typically change them after the fact. However, suits are built to be customized! You can make a store-bought suit your own in many ways. With the help of an experienced tailor (and in some cases, without one), you can elevate an existing suit and use it to showcase your personal style. Here are a few customization options we recommend.  Get it Fitted The first and most obvious step for making a store-bought suit your own is taking a trip to the tailor. Get your suit and yourself measured, and the tailor will make the...

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