DARK AND DAPPER
Kristoff tuxedo jacket and Valencia tuxedo pants, Friar Tux Shop; Boss by Hugo Boss black “Marlyn” dress shirt, $125, Bloomingdale’s (Fashion Valley); Club Room black paisley pocket square, $18, and Kenneth Cole neon stud cufflinks, $42, Macy’s (Fashion Valley); Lord Wallington feather “Hawk” bow tie, available for custom order,Vocabulary Boutique.
Marc by Marc Jacobs “Harvey” twill blazer, $398, and “Harvey” twill pants, $228, Bloomingdale’s (Fashion Valley); white textured shirt, $135, Crow Thief; Lord Wallington Hawaiian print bow tie, $65, Vocabulary Boutique.
Floral print short-sleeve shirt, $118, and brown four-pocket vest, $125, and brown trousers, $175, Crow Thief; De Palma “Mon Señor” leather belt, $168, Vocabulary Boutique; Penguin navy plaid skinny tie, $55, Macy’s (Fashion Valley).
DOES IT FIT? “The most important part of any suit is that it fits properly,” says Jerry Klein, owner of A Better Deal Tuxedo in La Jolla. Here are pointers for your guy. -Kateylyn Montero
Dress for your body type.
“Slim-fitting suits are for tall, slender types while contemporary styles have a fuller cut,” says Klein. “A modern-fitting tux is between the two.”
Watch those shoulders.
The shoulder pads should end with your shoulders. If they extend down, then the jacket is too large. Also, pant legs should break on top of shoes.
Make sure you can breathe (slightly).
You should be able to fit one finger between your neck and the collar of your shirt. More than one and your shirt is too big.
When trying on a tux, button your jacket to ensure that it truly fits. No matter the body type, a proper-fitting suit will taper slightly when it hits the waist.
See the cuff.
On a properly fitted tuxedo, the sleeves of the shirt should extend between ¼-inch to ½-inch beyond the jacket’s sleeves.
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