We’ve been capturing the ladies at the previous award shows, but what about the men? They were looking dashing at this year’s Academy Awards. Some would even argue that they looked even better than their female counterparts. Their looks do inspire what a groom should wear regardless if walking the red carpet or walking down the aisle.
Tuxedos are just as complicated as finding the right dress. However, one doesn’t need to shell out lots of money on a designer tux. An inexpensive tuxedo can look like a million bucks if tailored properly. It’s all about the fit. Mens’ formal wear has many different styles too. First you must decide which look you prefer for your big day.
Do you want the ultra-formal full dress tails? This is also known as a tailcoat where it is short in the front and long in the back. This is the perfect choice for an old Hollywood glamour wedding. Or do you prefer a single or double breasted jacket? Double-breasted overlaps itself and typically has six buttons. Then there is the lapel. This is the fabric that falls in front of the jacket. Once you select that, you then need to see which you like better: a notch, peak or shawl lapel. A notch has a “V” indentation at the collar level, while a peak points up and outward. The shawl is curved down to the waist.
Wait! There’s more! That was only the jacket. Your groom needs a shirt and trousers! Wing-tip or laid down collar? French cuffs? We also cannot forget the cummerbund, pocket square, vest and tie. Do you like an ascot or a traditional bow tie? And we thought dress shopping was difficult.
Let’s stop and focus on what we found online. These guys may have not won an Oscar, but we think they all could have won “Best Visual Effects”. Don’t you agree?
Go and be inspired to get your Prince Charming looking STYLED.
You’re welcome! xo
Neil Patrick Harris
Adam Levine (and Behati)
*Photos taken from the web. Photo credits to WENN and Getty Images
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