How To Wear A Tuxedo Shirt Right

Planning to put on a tuxedo shirt soon? Whether you’re getting dressed for a black-tie event or your D-day, the rules for this one are pretty stringent. But don’t let this intimidate you. Our style guide is here to give you a low-down on what to do and what to completely avoid, when reaching out for a traditional tuxedo shirt.

What is a traditional tux shirt?
Yes, let’s throw some light on this before we proceed to the rules. A traditional tuxedo shirt is the most formal style in this category – it’s got a wingtip collar, a pleated bib, French cuffs and a plain front with studs. The other, slightly semi-formal variations do away with the bib and replace the plain front with a fly front (worn without studs).

Traditional, wingtip collar tux shirt

How to wear your formal tux shirt right?

Rule #1: Always, always go for a black silk bow tie, with a traditional tux shirt. A neck tie is a big no when your shirt has a pleated bib and studs.

Rule #2: Dress your French cuff with the same studs as the ones that go on your placket.

Rule #3: Make sure the sleeve is the right length – it should end at your wrist.

Rule #4: There should always be two finger space between your neck and the collar.

Rule #5: Your shirt shouldn’t have any excess fabric around your waist when tucked in.

Doesn’t sound like rocket science, right? It isn’t. Just these 5 simple rules and you’re good to go.

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