The Best Attire for Any Party - The Tuxedo!
If you are a James Bond fan, then you might know a bit about tuxedo suits (at least the appearance part). Tuxedo is similar to a suit tailored for the gentlemen, but it's a bit different than your regular suit. A tuxedo dress includes a tuxedo suit jacket (also known as dinner jacket), a white or black dress shirt, a bow tie, and dress pants paired with formal leather shoes. The dress shirt has a stiff collar and is usually made of linen or cotton; bow tie is mostly in black or white colour made from silk or polyester. In Western and European countries, it's often worn in marriage ceremonies, special occasions or ball dance parties, etc.
But, tuxedo's weren't invented as a dinner jacket initially; it was in the 17th century in England when after dinner, men would don a 'smoking jacket' and enjoy their cigars in a smoking room. The smoking jacket wouldn't suck up the smell of tobacco, which was distasteful to women, nor would the coat be burned by ash. However, with time the fondness and popularity of this smoking jacket grew, and it became the famous evening wear dinner jacket – Tuxedo.
Difference Between a Tuxedo and a Suit
The most basic and easily noticeable difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the use of satin. Tuxedos, unlike suits, have satin covering on the lapels, pocket trim, buttons, and satin side stripe across the length of the trousers. Moreover, suits can be paired with formal shirts, whereas Tuxedo's are to be worn with special shirts with short and stiff collars. Bowtie is an essential part of the Tuxedo dress without which the look is considered incomplete, whereas suits can be worn with or without a regular tie.
How and When to Wear a Tuxedo
The fitting of the tuxedo is like your regular suit (you can choose a slim fit or normal fit as per your body type). A tuxedo jacket has navy blue and black as the basic colours, but other colours are also in fashion like maroon, white, or ivory. The tuxedo shirts have a wing collar with a pleated front and have double French cuffs. You can wear Oxford, cap toe or Venetian Loafers with them and a satin bowtie which can be pre-tied or a self-tie style. Suits can be worn in the office, into a supermarket or even a wedding party, but tuxedos are meant primarily for the evening parties and that too on special occasions.
Avoid wearing it during the day as it's a dinner jacket and should be worn in the evening. The only exceptions can be a late afternoon party or a prom event. Tuxedos are also worn by waiters in some high-class restaurants and hotels where they wear it as a part of their work attire and pair it with a waistband.
Best Tuxedos for Men
Multicoloured Printed Slim Fit Tuxedo Blazer
This Tuxedo Blazer is multicoloured printed, woven styled, has a mandarin collar, and slim fit design. The Tuxedo Blazer also displays a button placket, one welt pocket, two flap pockets, has long sleeves, and comes with a pocket square. The moisture-absorbent material of this jacket soaks almost twice the amount of moisture as cotton can absorb; it also protects from UV rays, and the hangup fabric is breathable, which makes it airy in summers and is insulating in winters.
The hangup fabric of this Tuxedo Blazer has a peach finish, which not only gives it anti-bacterial property but also provides a soft feel to the fabric. The outer material is 60% viscose and 40% polyester and has a polycotton lining inside. The button closure Multicoloured Printed Slim Fit Tuxedo Blazer by BGN apparels is available on Myntra for Rs. 1,619.
Jaquard Tuxedo with Pants
The Jaquard tuxedo with pants by Chatenya Mittal has a navy colour Tuxedo jacket with complementing black trousers. The jacket has one chest pocket, two flap pockets and a shawl collar design on the jacket. Made from Jacquard fabric, this suit gives an elegant finish to your party attire and is perfect for a special occasion. You can wear it with an oxford shirt and bowtie at a wedding reception party or with a black tee for a candlelight dinner. The Jaquard tuxedo with pants is available for Rs. 20,250 at azafashions.com.
Tuxedo Jacket Set
Zara is well known for its classy suits, and this Tuxedo Jacket Set is perfect attire for a special evening, a wedding reception or a dinner party. The blazer features a wide lapel collar in matching shade and fabric, has chest welt pockets, long sleeves which has buttoned cuffs, flap pockets in the front, has front covered button fastening and has inside pocket detailing. The complementing trousers feature side pockets, front zip fly, a top button fastening, and double welt back pockets. This premium looking Tuxedo Jacket Set can be ordered from zara.com.
Self Design Tuxedo Style Party Men Full Sleeve Blazer (Blue)
This blue coloured self-design Tuxedo Blazer by Arrow New York is made from Cotton blend fabric; hence it is breathable and can be worn in summers as well. The stylish blazer has a matching front lapel and a closure button with two flap pockets in the front, one chest pocket, and long sleeves. The Self Design Tuxedo Style Party Men Full Sleeve Blazer (Blue) can be purchased from flipkart.com for Rs. 3,999.
Brocade Tuxedo in Red and Maroon with Fancy Work
Designed especially for wedding parties, receptions, and special occasions in life, this Brocade Tuxedo in Red and Maroon with Fancy Work has an excellent combination of red and maroon. The jacket is available in sizes 34 to 52, trousers in sizes 26 to 52, hip size 32 to 58 and body height 4'10" to 6'6". The brocade tuxedo has beautiful fancy work over it, and the tuxedo set can be ordered for Rs. 21,476 from indianweddingsaree.com.
Midnight Blue Woven Italian Tuxedo Suit
A premium looking Tuxedo suit, the Midnight Blue Woven Italian Tuxedo Suit by Samyakk is not the typical tuxedo suit but has a classic collar and woven work on Italian fabric. The long sleeves, midnight blue colour suit, is slim fit, the bottom style is a straight cut, and the black colour trousers very well complement the navy blue blazer. The blazer is designed with self weaved motifs with flowery designs and the double-breasted uppercut design when paired with slim-fit trousers, complete the look. A white coloured cotton shirt is part of the package to complement the suit. This dapper suit is available for Rs. 25,600 at samyakk.com.
Louis Philippe Black Blazer
The ultra-slim fit black blazer by Louis Philippe is made from 100% Terylene, and the single-breasted single button masterpiece is adorned with a satin shawl collar. Pair it with a complementing slim fit navy blue or black colour trousers, a crisp white shirt, and complete the look with a black bowtie. The Louis Philippe Black Blazer can be ordered from louisphilippe.com for Rs. 7,999.
Men's Slim-Fit Tuxedo Suit
The sleep and sharp looking Men's Slim Fit Tuxedo Suit by MANQ consists of a Tuxedo blazer which is shawl collared, has a single button closing in the front, 3 pockets in the front (one breast pocket and two pockets near the waist) and all the pockets are styled with satin piping. The fabric is 70% Rayon, and 30% Viscose and the waist area of the trousers and the sleeves of the blazer are alterable. So, you can get the tuxedo blazer and the trousers altered as per your fitting. The slim fit tuxedo suit for men is available in sizes 34 to 46 and is available on amazon.in for Rs. 2,992. A hanger cover is also provided in the pack.
English Fit Mohair Wool Tuxedo
Burberry needs no introduction when it comes to premium clothing, and this English Fit Mohair Wool Tuxedo from this fashion brand is perfect wedding wear in winters. With a fine blend of 60% mohair and 40% wool in the outer layer, 50% linen, 32% wool and 18% viscose in the undercollar, 100% cupro lining and sleeve lining and 100% viscose lining in the trousers, this suit is definitely going to keep you warm in the winter parties. The jacket design is single-breasted closure with peak lapels, has a chest welt pocket, interior button-through welt pockets, flap pockets, double vent, and working cuffs.
The trousers have a concealed hook and bar, designed regular rise, has a button and zip fly closure, side slip pockets, side adjusters, and back button-through welt pockets. For more information and to purchase this classic suit, you can visit in.burberry.com.
Cream Black Self Textured Tuxedo
Ahh! How can we forget our white colour loving friends? This Cream Black Self Textured Tuxedo is a delight and excellent alternative for a typical Tuxedo in summers. The black shawl lapel gives a striking bold contrast to the white jacket and the black linings on the flap pockets when matched with a black bowtie and black pocket square with a pair of black leather oxford shoes, just complete that dashing look. This suit is available in medium to extra-large sizes, and a custom suit option is also available. This cream black Tuxedo Jacket, along with waistcoat, is available for Rs. 8,925 on suitfullstop.com.
Shirts to Complement the Tuxedos
A nice Tuxedo shirt gives a complete look and meaning to your tuxedo jacket. A normal white or black formal shirt is not what is meant to be worn under a Tuxedo Jacket, but a Tuxedo shirt is specially designed to complement the design and shape of a tuxedo suit. We have picked two tuxedo shirts for you, which can be paired with different tuxedo blazers.
Black Satin French Cuff Shirt
The satin weave shirt is made of 100% cotton and has a semi cutaway collar with French cuffs, which make it a perfect shirt for wearing with a Tuxedo Jacket. The complimentary silk knots and stainless steel collar stays give it the required crispy look while the mother of pearl finish buttons complement the satin look of this black satin shirt, which can be ordered from thestiffcollar.com for Rs. 1,299.
Van Heusen White Shirt
A white tuxedo shirt with a contrast black, navy blue, or maroon Tuxedo jacket is an eye magnet in a party. Crafted from fine cotton, this full sleeve shirt is styled for a slim silhouette and makes for a nice tuxedo shirt. The 100% cotton shirt by Van Heusen can be purchased for Rs. 1,035 from vanheusenindia.com.
Bow Ties to Complement Your Tuxedo
Bow Tie- Red Floral/Paisley Bow Tie For Men
The red coloured tie with floral patterns is made of polyester and would look great on a white coloured shirt and black or cream tux. This appealing bowtie is available for Rs. 1,099 on tiekart.com.
Double Bow Tie-Electric
The double bow tie in black and blue colours is fit for all occasions and available for Rs. 1,199 on tiekart.com.
Shoes to Complement Your Tuxedo
Black Full Patent Oxfords
Last, but definitely not the least important element for a Tuxedo Suit look, Tuxedo shoes; they should be chosen carefully to match with your Tux. Tuxedo shoes aren't necessarily any leather shoes, and a wrong tux and shoe combo can spoil the entire look. A shiny, sleek Oxford, loafer, lace-up, or brogue shoes can complement your Tuxedo look.
These black full patent Oxfords are 100% handcrafted, and the shiny tones of black well complement a dapper tuxedo. These glossy Oxfords are available for Rs. 5,599 on thedapperman.in.
Complement Your Accessories Properly!
A nice and shiny bow tie is an essential ensemble for a Tuxedo Jacket. A matching or contrast bowtie gives a complete look to the tuxedo shirt. It nicely complements the matching shiny lapel of the tuxedo jacket. And the same goes for every other accessory you wear with the Tuxedo. It isn't just about the tuxedo but your entire personality that has to go with it!