Fellas, listen up: When it comes to impressing the ladies, knowing how to dress helps a whole of a hell lot. While a boy rocking a snapback may be cute, there’s nothing like a man that knows how to take control of a room in a tuxedo.
So, if you need to get fancy but can’t even fathom where to start first, pay attention, because class is officially in session and we’re about to school you.
Here’s everything you need to know before getting suited up:
1. GET YOUR
SH*T SHIRT TOGETHER
First things first, you’ve got to make sure your fit is just right!
While your sleeve length and fit is crucial, the same goes for your torso and collar. The last thing you want is your shirt to be too baggy, because then you’ll look sloppy; but if it’s too tight, you’re risking a rip. So remember: comfort is key, find a happy medium!
As far as your collar goes, the same rule applies. Keep it tight… but not too tight. A good rule of thumb is to see if you can fit two fingers in there. If you have wiggle room, it’s time to go down a size. If you can’t even get them in there, your best bet is to go bigger. Reminder: choking yourself is never fun.
2. DON’T SKIP ANY STEPS
If you’re new to the whole tuxedo thing, chances are you’ve never even heard of a cummerbund, but trust us, you need it. As Esquire put it, “it creates a smooth line at your belly, it keeps your shirt tucked-in, in looks damn fine with a bow tie, and it catches crumbs.”
What more could a true gentleman want?!
3. IT’S ALL IN THE LEGS
You just got your shirt to be the perfect fit, so don’t you dare go ruining it with some ill-fitted pants. Even if you’re not used to walking down a runway, get ready to strut your stuff ‘cause it’s time to take one good look in the mirror.
Make sure your reflection is looking on point, and pro tip: always try your pants on with your dress shoes!
4. THE BOOTY COUNTS
Fellas, we hate to break it to you, but you aren’t the only ones that are fans of some booty. Trust us when we say that there’s NOTHING like a hot man’s ass in a good pair of pants. So please make sure yours looks like this. Thank you.
5. BE A TEASE
Even if you’re a straightforward guy that likes to put it all out there, now’s the time to hold back a bit. When it comes putting on your jacket, only let a tiny portion of the cuff of your shirt show through. Hey, if you give a sneak peek, someone might just want to see the full show later.
And, as far as the length of your jacket goes, put your arms down at your sides, and the bottom of the jacket should end right around the cup of your hand.
5. MAKE SURE YOU’RE MATCHY-MATCH
Do not, we repeat DO NOT, dare leave the house if your shoes and belt aren’t matching! Your best bet? Opt for simple, shiny black patent leather for both.
6. TOP IT OFF WITH A BOW
Now that you’re dressed to the nines, it’s time to prove that you really are God’s gift to the Earth… and no perfect present is complete without a bow! Pop on your bow tie, and give yourself a pat on the back, because you’re officially killin’ it.
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