THE ELEGANT DUDE – NYE

NYE

It is the end of the year! [finally]…and do you have a tuxedo or a black suit you have not worn much? Well, this is the occasion!

Now, wear it with a twist.

The occasion allows you to personalize an outfit that otherwise could be limiting in style when you are attending a traditional formal occasion (a wedding, an elegant dinner party, a gala, etc…)

Scroll down, and you will see what I suggest for you when an occassion this caliper comes along!

- By only changing the shirt for a more forward or fashion avant:garde option, the Tux takes a whole new life -

– By only changing the typical white button-down shirt for a more avant:garde fashionable option, ….the Tux takes a whole new life –

 - If the bowtie and the coat are the same material...K-ching! ...you have made it, but time! -  (or the constrasting material of the coat's  lapel)

– If the bowtie and the coat are the same material…K-ching! …you have made it! – (or a more subtle element?  A constrasting material on the coat’s lapel)

- The "cumberbun" is a great element of distinction and class - some of us had to attend weddings where they match the bowtie, and we still have them. I suggest black, always black - Now, If you want to use the colorful one, go bold and wear a colorful shirt, do not use bow-tie (you are not a cheap stip joint door man in Las Vegas) -

– The “cumberbun” is a great element of distinction and class – some of us had to attend weddings where they match the bowtie, and we still have them… I suggest…well, If you want to use the colorful one, then go bold and wear a colorful shirt, or if has paisley print, then get a paisley shirt within the same tones…do not use bow-tie (you are not a cheap “join”t door man in Las Vegas, neither want to look like one) –

 - Paten Leatther slip-ons give you that 007 look, do not use "clunkly" soles or oversize shapes, keep it simple, elegant and narrow (if your foot shape allow you to) -

– Paten Leatther slip-ons give you that 007 look, do not use “clunkly” or oversize shoe shapes, with large heels or soles in rubber ir plastic… keep it simple, elegant and narrow (if your foot shape allow you to)  and use leather soles or leather & insert rubber combination –

- As I always say, the socks are a matter of personality. Here a Polka-dot B/W on a small scale makes the connectin bewtween the two colors on the body -

– As I always say: “your socks shows  your personality.” Here a Polka-dot B/W on a small scale  combination, connects the two colors on the body –

 - Back on Black, the elegance defined....Always select jackets and shirts that fit you body. Bigger sizes than yours is NOT a waranteed of being "confortable" - you may end up pulling and figgeting while you have clothes on -

– Back on Black, the elegance defined….Always select jackets and shirts that fit you body. Bigger sizes than your frame is NOT a waranteed of being “comfortable” – you may end up pulling and figgeting while you have clothes on, NO good!-

 - Make sure the buttons on your ensamble are all black or similar black to what you are wearing, if they are constrasting color - ask a seamstress to change them, is not a great expense, but boy, will pay-off !-
– Make sure the buttons on your ensamble are all black or similar black to what you are wearing,… if they are constrasting color to yur shirt – Take a step forward and ask a seamstress to change them, is not a great expense, but boy, will pay-off !-

- When it comes to the look, the "watch" is one to care for, do not use your everyday (if you are able to afford) keep an elegant watch, it is an investment, and a trademark of elegance. Select a size that fits the palm of your hand, my suggestion? square shape -

– When it comes to the look, the “watch” is one to care for. Try not to use your everyday (if you are able to afford) keep an elegant watch, it is an investment, and a trademark of elegance. Select a size that fits the palm of your hand, my suggestion? square shape –

By personalizing the tux, you could go from the midnight party … to the after party at a club…without any problem. Do not worry about feeling stuffy or stiff with these options. The exercise is very simple, start with the core, and just add or subtract to the core ensemble you already have.

– Wear a dark long-sleeved sweater underneath and add a colorful pocket square in the jacket pocket

– Start with a shirt with some design in front – same fabric or appliqué – and use your bowtie to add an extra splash of style…

– Wear a black and white graphic t-shirt underneath with a simple tux jacket and pants. Throw on some slip-on shoes to balance the casual mix.

– Use a vest in the same tone or similar to jacket, with open shirt – and if you are very brave, drop a flower on the lapel. That is high style!

– Pin a lapel pin on your lapel – no need of bowtie or pocket square.  Lapel pins were very fashionable long ago, so ask your papa (grandfather) as he may have still have some tucked away – or stop by a vintage store. They usually have some in their front cases.

– Be bold and wear a colored pair of leather shoes (hopefully wingtips) My new favorite line is  the new “reflectives” by Cole-Hann

http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=681116&productGroup=648966

Avoid sneakers, since that is more of a FRAT boy look – not a good mix for NYE.

– Base the outfit with a shirt made of a shiny material and disregard the bowtie. Use dark colors, the bright and acid tones are a little too disco, so I urge to balance with socks on a similar color or pocket square with similar tones…do not leave the shirt alone, then you will be VERY retro- 70’s!

– Leave the shirt’s collar inside the jacket (the pimp look with shirt collars spread out is done) and you may look like you stepped off the flashing floor of “Saturday Night Fever”.

– Pair the tux jacket with pinstriped pants – tones of dark grey or dark blue (NO denim) can provide a 1920’s dapper feeling.

– Make the entire outfit black…. including shirt and bowtie – very sharp!

– Just wear your black suit with the white tux shirt open under it. Add a pocket square to offset the lack of a tie.

– Always tuck your shirt, and if the pants need cummerbund, use it!

– Bright colored socks are always a great compliment (but make sure that is the ONLY accent). Avoid matchy-matchy looks such as matching socks with a similar colored pocket square.

If your NYE is one of those that everyone gets all dressed up and ready to party, bring in the New Year in full style with a twist. Make sure you are comfortable to dance and party the night away.

Hello New Year!

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