Every man needs a watch, a good pair of shoes, as well as a tuxedo. Even if you don’t wear it very often, you shouldn’t be remembered as the spud that had no shame and just picked up a rental for the occasion.
One of the few occasions that guy can dress to is the black-tie events. There’s good food, champagne, dim light, and of course, mediocre conversation to boot. To make the most of the occasion, we’ve listed the brands that offer the complete black-tie experience across the spectrum of style and price.
Need a tux, and the event is just around the corner? Here’s ASOS, a man’s best friend that has a slim cut in extremis, making it an excellent choice for younger and fitter buyers. It is also easy to purchase, especially if you’re not ready to spend a couple of grand on something you wear only once a year.
It’s hard to look past Topman if you want an affordable tuxedo. They have tuxedos ranging from traditional styles to a more modern look. All of their tuxedos are in impressive quality and feature contemporary styling cues like slimmer fits and slim lapels.
Todd Snyder started his label after perfecting his design skills at Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and The Gap. It has gone stronger and better ever since he began his label. Now, Todd offers a great selection from traditional to contemporary style tuxedos to suit all fashion taste. Made in the US and comes at rather reasonable prices.
Started in 1983, Hacket was founded by Jeremy Hackett out of his love for traditional British menswear and Saville Row craftsmanship. Hackett embodies the traditional British style and also has hints of preppy, Ivy League style. His brand’s tuxedos are traditional in styling, yet have modern fits.
Reiss has recently done expansion and even brought a full suite of evening wear in competitively priced. With British heritage, Reiss is a no-fuss brand that focuses more on the things that work. The brand has engaged a template, which are navy or black, satin lapels, and a slim fit, to the next phase with the brand’s recent collection.
Bonobos, the brainchild of two students from Stanford Business School, hopes to breathe new light on American menswear with a focus on materials and fit. Their tuxedos are traditionally styled yet employ contemporary fabrics and cuts. They also use Italian fabrics to make sure that their tuxedos are great and last longer.
J.Crew is known for its high-quality basics that not only look good but will last for years to come. Their tuxedos are also no different and come in a wide range of iconic styles that feature either shawl or peak lapels.
Hugo Boss is a dual mainstay in a corporate fashion and after-dark style. It is a slick investment piece that you could wear from your 21st to your 30th. It also has several lines based on affordability, so Hugo Boss is not just for the office guys.