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Preparing for a formal event, especially your own wedding or prom, can be intimidating. It’s hard to know what’s trendy when those trends seem to change every other month! You may not know if the tux or suit you wore five years ago could still work at an event today. While you plan out your social calendar for the rest of 2023, take some tips from our guide to current men’s formal wear trends.  Bow Ties Over Neck Ties While neckties can often be seen in the office and on politicians, bow ties are dominating the men’s formal wear scene....

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The high cost of tuxedos is a well-known fact in the world of men’s fashion. This can make black tie events pricey if you’re constantly having to rent a tux. Being fashionable doesn’t have to be cost prohibitive. Different styles of jackets, accessories and lapels can save the day when you’re not ready to buy another tuxedo. Here are the tuxedo alternatives we recommend:  Smoking Jacket Tuxedos may be the most sought-after style in black tie fashion, but there are always other options. Smoking jackets, which inspired the original dinner jacket, are a popular alternative to the traditional tuxedo coat....

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Some men are fine with blending in at every party, wedding or networking mixer, even if it’s their event. Others, however, see value in standing out in a crowd, especially when all eyes should be on them. Statement pieces tend to be too subtle or stand out a little too much. That’s where custom lapels come in — they’re the perfect balance between a small accessory and an over-the-top outfit. Here are a few ways you can use lapels to showcase your personal style or business. Representing a Cause Charity events start to feel the same after a while, especially...

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So, you’ve been invited to a creative black tie event, and you’re not sure what to wear. While the name may make it seem like you need to design a masterpiece, “creative black tie” isn’t all that different from traditional black tie. The main difference is that you’ll be able to play around with colors and textures. Creative black tie events allow you to be as creative as possible while still encompassing a tuxedo look using accessories like custom lapels, bow ties and vests. Here are a few areas where you can get creative for one of these events: The...

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‘Tis the season for toys in every store and parties around every corner. Depending on the weekend, you may have multiple parties to attend. For every occasion, you’ll want to have something different to wear, especially if you’ll be seeing some of the same people. Here’s our guide to suiting up at holiday parties.  Double Check the Invitation Does the invitation to the party say black tie, black tie optional, or creative black tie? This will give you an idea of how to dress. For a black tie required party, your options are somewhat limited to a black tuxedo with...

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