To help you decide which tux is for you, we broke down when and where to wear each of our well-tailored styles, from the impeccable classic to the rakish statement maker.
Details like satin lapels may reference the tuxedo’s forefather, the tailcoat, but our tux is cut slim for the modern guy in matte-finish wool from Italy’s Lanificio di Tollegno mill (est. 1862).
Wear it: For any traditional affair, from a wedding to a state dinner.
With the introduction of electric lights in the early 20th century, gentlemen noticed that black tuxes had a tendency to look slightly green under the new bulbs. Dark shades of midnight blue were a sharp way to correct the color problem.
Wear it: A natural fit for daytime weddings, since black is traditionally worn only after sundown.
THE SCENE STEALER:
curved collar gives
a rakish air that
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Wear it: Holiday parties, opening nights or anywhere else you want to make an impression.
WHITE DINNER JACKET
Fine dining in the tropics once required wearing a white jacket. Today, it’s more likely to be associated with a jet-setting secret agent and makes for a dashing alternative to the basic black look.
Wear it: Above or below the equator, whether you’re hosting that dinner party or crashing it.
THE SEASONAL SOLUTION:
Wool might be the standard for formalwear, but it’s a little much for summer weddings. Opt instead for a classic tux design updated in a crisp, breathable cotton chino from Milan’s Larusmiani mill.
Wear it: To avoid sweating your way through those July ceremonies.
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