There are certain occasions that calls for something slightly more elegant than what you might have incorporated into your weekly wardrobe rotation. For some people these occasions come more often than for others, however, regardless of how often you attend for example a wedding or a representational activity you will get more fun out of it looking your absolute best.
We thought we might do a small run-through of our su misura evening wear, more specifically our tuxedos, dinner jackets and evening suits. Starting off here with the most evident formal wear attire: the tuxedo.
Historically, the tuxedo (or “tux”) has been considered semi-formal dinner attire. However, as tailcoats and morning coats have been getting less and less common as a dress code over the years, the tuxedo has definitely gained ground at festive or representational events.
The tuxedo is commonly worn at black tie events and is hence something worn collectively amongst the male attendants at an event. While women can wear dresses that look very unlike one another, the tuxedo can usually come across as quite generic. Although the tuxedo is indeed a classically elegant way of dress, we would argue that the tuxedo offers a great deal of freedom to any man willing to experiment.
For example, a tuxedo can be made double breasted or single breasted (with or without a waistcoat). It can be made with mid-size or with large lapels (small peak lapels is not something we would ever recommend, even less so for a tuxedo jacket). The tuxedo can be made in a classic wool twill cloth, however, adding some minor texture to the cloth is particularly nice in the summer time. Consider for example an open weave like fresco or a silk mix for a textured yet elegant look. Furthermore, black and midnight blue are of course great color alternatives to fall back on, although, having the jacket made in for example deep brown, dark bottle green or eggshell white is definitely something to consider. It is important, however, to have in mind that if you try a less conventional color out you should probably stick with some clean accessories.
All things considered, the tuxedo is classically elegant yet far from boring. Make sure to stay tuned for the follow up posts on the dinner jacket and the evening suit.
If you have any questions or inquiries concerning Atelier Saman Amel’s evening wear we are happy to hear you out at firstname.lastname@example.org.