Monday, December 13, 2010

Styling: Tuxedo Overdose

Tuxedo Overdose

Inspired by the beautiful and string woman, Marlene Dietrich, I have always loved tuxedos.

A real tuxedo fit for a black-tie ensembles should, in brief, be made out if these traditional components are:
  • A jacket with ribbed silk facings (usually grosgrain) on a shawl collar or peaked lapel (while a notched lapel is a popular modern choice, it is not traditionally considered correct)
  • Trousers with a single silk or satin braid covering the outer seams
  • A low-cut waistcoat or cummerbund
  • A white dress shirt (a marcella front is traditional, but other styles are also accepted) with a turn-down or wing collar
  • A black ribbed silk bow tie matching the lapel facings
  • Shirt studs (optional) and cufflinks
  • Black dress socks, usually silk or fine wool
  • Black shoes, highly polished or patent leather Oxfords, or patent leather court shoes

Above is my own version of a tuxedo:
  • Dries Van Noten Tuxedo shirt with dress cuffs
  • Alexander McQueen Silk and wool-crepe tuxedo jacket
  • Olavo Tie Neck Waistcoat
  • Balmain wool trousers
  • Agent Provocateur Classic satin corset
  • Etele Underwear Set
  • Silk Blend Bow Tie
  • Velvet Bow Tie Heels
  • Hermes clutch
  • Charles-Hubert, Paris Gold-Plated Open Face Mechanical Pocket Watch
  • Cream striped silk scarf from Debenhams
  • Betmar Flower & Lace Hat
  • Hermes cotton handkerchief
  • Plastic Cigarette Holder from The Fabulous Audrey Hepburn Shop
  • Benson & Hedges 20 packs
  • Tiffany Cufflinks 14K Gold


  1. Wow! love your styling. This one is amazing!

  2. If you love tuxedos, then you must study the style. Begin with cheap tuxedos but don't underestimate them because most of them are above par, you just need to select wisely.

  3. Tuxedos will always be a favorite of mine because my closest uncle to me wears it.