How to Buy a Tuxedo: 13 Formalwear Tips from a Bespoke Tailor
Jake Mueser and Amber Doyle, tailors at bespoke suit-maker Against Nature, guide you through the process of buying a tux, whether you choose off-the-rack, made-to-measure, or custom-made.
Wear a cummerbund the right way
"Cummerbunds went out of fashion and, like all things that go out, they came back in. There are ways to make a cummerbund work well, but it can't be that huge traditional sash."
"We make them sleeker and with smaller proportions so they look really sharp. When it's slimmer, it creates a longer silhouette and brings your waist up. We like to use the same satin in the sides of the pants and lapels and a slightly wider waistband in that same satin—with no buttons or details, so it's very smooth and gives just the idea of a cummerbund."