How should the jacket fit?
While your coat should be comfortable, tuxedo jackets aren't made as athletic wear. In other words, you're not going to have as much maneuveribility as you would in your t-shirt. The shoulder pads should not stick out prominently past your shoulders, and you don't want too much room in the chest and abdomen. If the chest and abdomen fit too close, then the arm pits are going to feel overly tight. If you plan on being in a lot of photos, err slightly on the tight side rather than the loose side.
How should the trousers fit?
The trousers should fit comfortably and ideally should not be restrictive through the rise (crotch) or the waist. Some men prefer a slight break at their shoe, while others prefer them slightly shorter with little or no break. In all cases, the trouser should be worn at the waist and not sagged below. Doing so will result in akwardly pulled pleats.
How should the shirt fit?
Because rental shirts need to fit a large number of body sizes, it is best to concentrate on the fit of the neck and the length of the sleeve. The neck should not be overly large, but should not be too constrictive either. The shirt sleeve should end just below the wrist.
How do the accessories--like studs & cufflinks or ties--go on?
Ties: Unless you purchased a self-tie bow or four-in-hand (long) tie, our ties will have adjustable neck bands, and generally come in two varieties:
Clip ties: These ties do not go over your head like a lasso, but rather encircle the neck and hook together.
Zipper ties: These ties do go over the head, and are simply adjusted up or down for the proper look.
Vests: Vests wear much like a button-up shirt except that many of them let you make adjustments to the body via an adjusting band in the rear.
Cummerbunds: Cummerbunds are worn at the waistline and should cover the top of the trouser. They clip in the back and should be worn with the pleats facing up.
Studs and Cufflinks: Studs are the smaller jewelry items that you wear on your shirt chest in place of the buttons. Simply slide them through the hole next to your shirt button, and use them instead to button the shirt up.
Cufflinks are the larger jewelry items, and clip the cuffs of your shirts together. As with the studs, slide the cufflinks through the holes next to the buttons and then through the hole on the other side instead of the button. Note that not all shirts take studs or cufflinks.
Courtesy of Friar Tux Shop
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