Suit To Thrill

1.13.2008

By Matthew Breen

A classic tuxedo speaks volumes about the wearer, specifically that he's chic and urbane, cleans up nicely, and knows the difference between trends and style. Go classic with a shawl collar, one-button tux with spread collar and unpleated tuxedo shirt, or try a pumped-up look with one of these options.

Modern: Perfect for any red carpet, this modern option features a pocket square, French cuffs with onyx cuff links, a pinpoint collar and a slim solid black neck tie in silk.
Funky: Featuring black-on-black with a hand-tied white silk bow tie, this less formal option isn't appropriate for a 'Black Tie' invitation, but will do nicely at a gallery opening or Grammy party.
Old-School: This hip approach is great for any event where you might be tempted to loosen your tie and dance. You'll still look divine, even if you get a little rumpled. Try a pleated white tux shirt and hand-tied silk bow tie with a notch-collared jacket'with just a flash of color in the royal purple lining.

[TEXT FOUND BELOW MAIN IMAGE OF SUIT] Black tuxedo jacket with satin lapels, black tuxedo pants with satin trim, white tuxedo shirt, black satin bow tie, all by Brioni.

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1 Black cotton sateen jacket, white button-down, and black silk tie, all by DKNY. White silk pocket square by Charles Tyrwhitt.

2 Black tuxedo jacket with velvet trim and black tuxedo shirt by I.N.C. International Concepts. White bow tie and white and black evening silk scarf by Charles Tyrwhitt.

3 Black tuxedo jacket and white tuxedo shirt by A|X Armani Exchange. Black bow tie by Thomas Pink.

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