4 Important Rules of Tuxedo Etiquette To Remember

4 Important Rules of Tuxedo Etiquette To Remember

Most events that require a tuxedo are formal affairs. Major events like weddings, quinceañeras, and other important ceremonies require you to dress up and look your best. Because these events are so formal, you may want to follow a few key rules to avoid any awkward social situations. Here are four important rules of tuxedo etiquette to remember that may help your night go a bit more smoothly.

1. Wear a Cummerbund or Vest

You want to have a cummerbund or vest beneath your single-breasted tuxedo jacket. Due to how we button a tuxedo jacket, one of these extra accessories will help ensure that the fabric of your shirt isn’t visible between your bottom button and your waistband.

2. Never Wear a Belt

One of the most important rules of tuxedo etiquette to remember is that you should never wear a belt. Most proper tuxedo pants don’t even have belt loops to prevent that from happening. A proper tuxedo should fit without requiring a belt to keep your pants in place. Suspenders are a more acceptable option if you find your pants are a little loose.

3. Pick the Right Pocket Square

While having a pocket square may not be a requirement for wearing a tuxedo, it can help your outfit go from plain to personal. A pocket square adds an extra splash of color and personality to your ensemble and shows your investment in the event. If you’re attending an event with a date, we recommend finding a pocket square that matches their outfit.

4. No Pant Cuffs

Proper tuxedo pants shouldn’t have a cuff at the bottom. Having them will look very peculiar. Most tuxedos feature a satin stripe that glides down the side of the leg and has a straight hem, which is what you should look for.

Emanuele Tuxedo is here to help you learn more about how to get the most out of your tuxedo! We’re your one-stop shop for men’s suit rentals in Chicago and have been helping people find their perfect fit since 1975. Feel free to stop by one of our boutiques or contact us through our website for more details. You can submit your measurements ahead of time so we can help get you into your ideal tuxedo.

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3 Ways To Make Your Tux Match Her Quinceañera Dress

3 Ways To Make Your Tux Match Her Quinceañera Dress

A young woman’s quinceañera is one of the most monumental occasions in her life. The 15th birthday helps usher a young girl into womanhood and has deep, important ties to her family and heritage. A vital aspect of a woman’s quinceañera is the gown that she chooses to wear. Quinceañera gowns come in many festive styles, colors, and patterns, so it may be challenging to dress accordingly if you’re a chambelan or another part of the occasion. Here are three ways to make your tux match her quinceañera dress without needing to go overboard.

1. Consider the Colors

Without a doubt, colors are one of the best ways you can ensure your tuxedo matches the young lady’s dress! If she’s wearing a bright teal dress, you may consider a jacket and pants of a similar color. Alternatively, you may choose to wear a neutral-colored tuxedo, like black or gray, but have your shirt color match the quinceañera’s dress. Neutral colors work with most styles and concepts, so you can coordinate to find something to complement the dress.

2. Accessorize Wisely

Even with a traditional black tuxedo and white shirt, you can make your tux match her quinceañera dress. Wearing a tie that matches the colors or even the style of the dress can help your outfits work in tandem. Button studs, pocket squares, and even cufflinks can also ensure your tuxedo fits in with the party’s theme and doesn’t look out of place next to the guest of honor.

3. Incorporate Possible Patterns

Depending on the pattern of the quinceañera dress, you may be able to find a tuxedo with some similar flair. If her dress has vertical stripes, you may be able to find a tuxedo that has a similar style. You should always ensure your colors match to some degree, but patterns are equally important to coordinate for a big event like this.

If you’re looking for quinceañera tuxedo rentals, Emanuele Tuxedo has been helping people find quality suits for their formal events for decades. Feel free to stop by one of our shops or contact us anytime to learn more about our services. You can save some time by submitting your measurements online, and we can help you find your perfect fit.

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3 Tricks To Keep Your Tuxedo Shirt Tucked In When Dancing

3 Tricks To Keep Your Tuxedo Shirt Tucked In When Dancing

Formal events are the best times for wearing a tuxedo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in formal wear! Many events that call for a tuxedo, like a wedding or a quinceañera, encourage dancing, and you may want to let loose a bit. Unfortunately, all that moving around on the dance floor may cause your shirt to become untucked, which is not only uncomfortable but also unsightly. Here are three tricks to keep your tuxedo shirt tucked in when dancing that can allow you to let loose without ruining your suit for photo opportunities.

Slightly Longer Shirt

It’s important to get your measurements right when fitting a suit. If the arms or shoulders are off, your suit will look awkward. One of the main reasons why shirts become untucked when dancing is because they aren’t long enough, and the movement of the arms winds up pulling it out. One simple solution is to ask your tailor for a slightly longer shirt so you have more to tuck in. This option gives you more material to work with, and it’s less likely to come out while dancing.

Rubber Belt

You don’t traditionally wear a belt with a tuxedo, as it’s much more customary for tuxedos to have a secure fit around the waist or a small brace to hold things in place. If you’re worried about your shirt untucking itself while dancing, you can plan ahead. Wear a small rubber belt under your pants but over your shirt to keep the bottom of your shirt snug and less likely to move.

Under There

This trick to keep your tuxedo shirt tucked in when dancing may not feel like it matches the formal act of wearing a tuxedo. However, tucking your shirt into the band of your undergarments can keep it secure. If you want to take this route, we highly suggest taking extra precautions so that your tuxedo pants are securely above the waistband of your drawers; otherwise, you may have an embarrassing situation on your hands.

When you’re looking for the perfect wedding or quinceañera suit, let Emanuele Tuxedo assist you! We’ve been helping customers find suits for formal occasions since 1975. Stop by one of our boutiques or submit your measurements online ahead of time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us for more details.

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4 Common Wedding Traditions and Their Surprising Origins

4 Common Wedding Traditions and Their Surprising Origins

Weddings are steeped in ancient rituals, religious symbolism, and superstitious beliefs. Many of these rituals once served a believable purpose but now live on as a regular part of the ceremony or reception. Here are four common wedding traditions and their surprising origins that you may want to remember when you’re planning for your big day.

1. Flower Girl

Many wedding ceremonies have a flower girl. The flower girl is typically a young child, often a relative or family friend of the bride, who walks down the aisle and tosses flower petals on the ground. It’s a cute and harmless tradition that dates back to ancient Rome. Young women would carry and toss wheat, which the Romans believed brought prosperity and good fortune to the newlyweds.

2. Something Blue

Many modern wedding traditions adhere to the belief that your outfit must incorporate “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” The blue addition isn’t just there to rhyme with new; it dates back to early Christianity. People saw blue as a color of purity and fidelity and associated the color with the Virgin Mary, who artists frequently depicted wearing blue.

3. Throwing Rice

One common wedding tradition with a surprising origin is one we’ve actually changed in recent years. Throwing rice on newlywed couples was an older tradition. Much like with the wheat from ancient flower girls, rice and other grains were symbols of good fortune. However, many modern weddings see throwing rice as wasteful and harmful to local wildlife. The tradition is still alive, but many weddings replace the rice with biodegradable confetti or bubbles to wish the couple the best of luck.

4. Tying Cans

The idea of taking a bunch of empty cans and tying them to the back of a bumper is an unusual tradition. France used to have a tradition called the charivari. The night before a wedding, friends, neighbors, and family would roam the streets banging pots and pans to chase off evil spirits that wanted to harm the couple. The modern idea is that the tied-up cans clanging together as the couple drives off will keep any evil spirits at bay.

To help prepare for your big day and all the traditions that come with it, Emanuele Tuxedo is here for you. With decades of experience, we’re the wedding suit store with everything you need in formal wear for any occasion. To learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime or submit your measurements through our site to get started.

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3 Accessories That Will Make Your Tuxedo Stand Out

3 Accessories That Will Make Your Tuxedo Stand Out

Wearing a tuxedo is ideal when attending a formal event like a wedding or a quinceañera. However, some events may warrant adding a splash of color to your outfit or some personal flair to make your tuxedo pop. Here are three accessories that will make your tuxedo stand out at any formal occasion.

Studs

Studs are simple yet elegant touches that can add color and charm to your outfit. Wear the studs over the buttons of your shirt; they typically look nicer than a standard shirt button. Many studs have silver or gold trim and a sleek center of black, pearl, or other neutral colors. Many people buy studs that match their cufflinks for the event, which completes the ensemble.

Cummerbund

Cummerbunds are essential accessories for making your tuxedo stand out when you attend a formal function. The primary function of the cummerbund is to hide the unsightly bunching of the shirt when you tuck it into your slacks. Cummerbunds come in a wide range of colors that allow you to customize your suit to fit the theme or dress code of the event. If you want a formal, finished look, you should wear a cummerbund with your tuxedo.

Pocket Squares

Pocket squares are small pieces of cloth that go in the breast pocket of your tuxedo jacket. You can fold your pocket square in a few ways that have one or two points sticking out of the pocket. The idea of a pocket square is to provide a dash of color to your outfit. A general rule for pocket squares is to find one that is not the same color as your tie but complements it in color or style.

Emanuele Tuxedo is a long-standing Chicago tuxedo store with decades of experience helping people find the perfect suits for formal occasions. To learn more about what we can do for you, visit one of our boutiques or submit your measurements online through our website.

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What’s the Difference Between a Suit and a Tuxedo?

What’s the Difference Between a Suit and a Tuxedo?

Many formal or semi-formal events allow men to throw on a nice suit, but you may want to wear a proper tuxedo for some occasions. We often associate tuxedos with the classiest and most formal affairs, and it’s a good idea to wear one to weddings or other elegant affairs. If you’re ever unsure what to wear, it may help to know the difference between a suit and a tuxedo.

The Main Jacket

When people think about a suit or a tuxedo, their minds often wander to the jacket. A properly tailored jacket is an essential part of any suit and is also the easiest way to tell the difference between a tuxedo and a suit. Traditional suit jackets focus on one primary material, and the jacket lapels are generally the same material as the rest of the coat. Meanwhile, tuxedos traditionally have a sleeker or shinier lapel made of satin or a similar material that gives it the distinctive look of a tuxedo. While certain styles of tuxedos, often white ones, may not adhere to this rule, the style of the lapel is a good place to look.

The Slacks

When looking at the difference between a suit and a tuxedo, the slacks are just as essential to the ensemble as the jacket. Like how a tuxedo jacket typically has lapels made from satin or a similar material, many tuxedo pants will have a distinct fabric stripe running down the outseam. Certain styles of tuxedo pants may also have a satin waistband with no belt loops.

The Shirt Beneath

The shirt you wear beneath your suit says a lot about your outfit. Many tuxedos pair nicely with a pleated button-up shirt. While you do not have to wear a pleated shirt with a tuxedo, it’s generally frowned upon to wear a pleated shirt with a traditional suit. If you have the pleated shirt, pairing it with a tuxedo is a good idea.

If you’re looking for premiere tuxedo rentals in Chicago, Emanuele Tuxedo has been helping people find quality, form-fitting suits since 1975. We can help you find the perfect look for your next big formal event. Feel free to submit your measurements online or contact us with any additional questions.

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What Does a Chambelan Do at a Quinceañera?

What Does a Chambelan Do at a Quinceañera?

A quinceañera is one of the most important events in a girl’s life. Her 15th birthday is a time for celebration and for her to transition into adulthood. As she prepares for singing and dancing in her honor, you may need to prepare for your responsibilities as a chambelan. If this is your first time and you’re wondering what a chambelan does at a quinceañera, Emanuele Tuxedo is here to help.

Plan the Event

Planning the event sounds like a big responsibility, but you won’t do it alone. Most chambelans work with the court of honor (or corte de honor) to put together the main event. Responsibilities include booking the venue, sending out invitations, decorating, preparing activities, and accounting for food and music. You may take on several of these tasks yourself, but it helps to delegate when you can. Being a chambelan is a huge honor, so don’t ignore the severity of it.

Make the Quinceañeras Happy

When learning what a chambelan does at a quinceañera, you can always ask the star of the show. Get feedback from the quinceañeras when planning her big day to determine what she wants. The party is her big celebration, and while you don’t want her to plan every last detail, you can direct your attention toward keeping her happy up to and during the main event.

Keep Things Running Smoothly

At the quinceañera, you’ll likely spend a lot of time by the guest of honor’s side. However, it’s always a good idea to browse the event, make sure no one is causing any trouble, and ensure things run according to schedule. Are people eating when they’re supposed to? Is the band prepared to play the right song for the first big dance? It’s best to control these things to ensure the party goes off without a hitch.

To help you prepare for the big day, make sure you and the corte de honor look their best. Emanuele Tuxedo has quinceañera tuxedos for chambelans and has been supplying men with gorgeous suits for any occasion for nearly 50 years. Feel free to stop by one of our stores to get fitted for your big event or submit your measurements online through our website.

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Wedding Tux Options To Keep You Warm in the Winter

Wedding Tux Options To Keep You Warm in the Winter

There’s a sense of beauty and wonder in nature during the winter. The white snow and calm skies create a unique atmosphere that’s hard to resist for wedding photos. Unfortunately, the cold temperatures often make it harder to dress your best. Worry not—Emanuele Tuxedo is here with some wedding tux options to keep you warm in the winter and looking your best.

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