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Fashion Tips for the Recent College Graduate
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The college years can be some of the most memorable times in a person's life. It's a time for learning new things, meeting people different from yourself, and going through lots of exciting experiences. There are a lot of experiences that you might have in college that you won't have in the real world... Going to bed at 3:00 am and sleeping until noon on a regular basis might be an example of one. Wearing a t-shirt imprinted with a tuxedo graphic to a formal party might be another! Once you are out of college, it's time to start dressing like...
History of the Tuxedo - Part 1
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The tuxedo is the most recognized formalwear for men in modern fashion, but its origins are not as commonly known to people as the style of the outfit. In this three part series, we will discuss where the tuxedo came from, its evolution over time and the tuxedo we are familiar with today. Left to Right: a 1931 Tuxedo advertisement, a classic tuxedo Origins of the Word The word "tuxedo" has deeply American roots and originally did not have to do with formalwear. The word P'tauk-seet-tough, which shares its phonetics with the word we use today, was an Algonquin word given to...
History of the Tuxedo - Part 2
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Images courtesy of The Tuxedo Club.In Part 1 of our 2 part series, we discussed the unusual origins of the word "tuxedo" which has become a familiar term relating to men's formalwear. In Part 2 of the series, we will discuss the men at the heart of this origin story and how the tuxedo became part of formal fashion.The Emergence of the Tuxedo ClubWhen we left off with the history of the tuxedo, we learned about Tuxedo Park and a country club established in New York for wealthy aristocrats by one of their own, Pierre Lorillard IV. From Tuxedo...
Incorporating a Camo Tux into Your Dream Wedding
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You did it! The majority of your dream wedding's details are set. The venue, florist and caterer are booked. Your perfect dress is on order. You've even managed to whittle your guest list into a manageable amount. There's just one big thing to consider…Tux Rental!It's the perfect time to get your groom's opinion, so he feels like he's a part of the decision making process, right? That's right… up until the point that he drops the proverbial bomb: “I want to wear a camo wedding tux." (Insert gasp here.) It's OK; don't worry. We can incorporate his camo...
14 Rules for Wearing a Tuxedo
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Let's face it. Most men may only wear a tuxedo a handful of times in their lives. So it really is no wonder that we get questions about how to wear a tuxedo on almost a daily basis. Black tie attire is fairly simple to achieve. However, there are some rules that should not be broken and some that are free to be broken, in good taste of course.This is by no means a comprehensive listing of formal wear etiquette. However, it should be sufficient to get any gentleman off to a good start. Here are some helpful tips...
New Coats and Accessories Added to Jim's Formal Wear Line
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We are excited to show you the Tuxedos and Accessories recently added to our Formalwear line for Spring of 2014... The Stephen Geoffrey Slate Blue Aspen Slim Fit Tuxedo First up is the new Slate Blue Aspen, a tuxedo certain to turn heads because of its slim fit cut and beautiful color. The new Slate Blue Aspen is a tuxedo coat and matching pants tailored similarly to our very popular Stephen Geoffrey Gray Aspen Tuxedo - which means it, like all of our slim fit styles, is a tux many men can wear and look great in. Plus, the slate blue...
Destination Wedding Attire for the Groom: An Option to Purchase
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If you have been considering a destination wedding and are wondering what the groom could wear to such an affair, we have some style suggestions to help you decide. Your options include a style you can buy (see below) or a number of styles you can rent.The Stephen Geoffrey Riviera Destination Suit is a very popular look for a beach wedding. The Riviera is tailored in light, breathable linen fabric and is comfortable to wear. It comes with a coat, a pair of pants, and a shirt making it a versatile ensemble - versatile in that the groom could wear...
4 Ways to Upgrade your Wedding Tuxedo Style
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Your wedding day is quickly approaching! While most eyes will be on the bride's walk down the aisle, her eyes will be on you. You'll want to ensure she remembers your wedding style... from this day forward. And now more than ever, grooms have the flexibility to make their wedding day tuxedo or suit their own. It's not just about a plain, black tux anymore. Feel free to choose a tuxedo or suit that complements you and your bride's style. Here are four quick ways to upgrade your wedding style:Find the Right Fit Your wedding day...
Chelsea + Clark, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Chelsea + Clark chose a beautiful, lakeside resort for their summer wedding. They were definitely concerned with the heat associated with a Midwest summer, so they opted for a lightweight option for all of the men. They also wanted to include all of their family members in the festivities, so availability in sizes from very small ringbearers to very tall groomsmen were particularly important. Luckily, the Manhattan Slim Fit tuxedo by Tony Bowls covered all the bases for this happy couple. The Manhattan Slim Fit Tuxedo by Tony Bowls is a great choice for any formal event. Tailored...
A Guide to Including Children in Your Wedding
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Children can undeniably add a whole level of cuteness to your wedding ceremony. If you have children from a previous relationship or have young family members, there are many meaningful ways to include them in your wedding. While kids in weddings can be adorable, they can also be unpredictable. Here are some ideas for successfully including children in your wedding:Choose age appropriate roles for the childrenWhile a ringbearer and a flower girl are the obvious choices for younger family members, there are several other duties for children if you're looking to include older children or multiple kids. At the ceremony...
5 Tips for Your Rustic Barn Wedding
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A barn can be the perfect setting for your country chic wedding. Today, outdoor weddings at a farm or in a barn setting are taking place all over the country, and they offer the bride and groom a very unique and intimate location for their nuptials and reception. Here are 5 ways to keep your rustic wedding charming and classy: 1. Choose the Perfect Venue Country settings are fairly prevalent these days, but don't discount the importance of a professional vendor when choosing the venue. Hiring an established wedding venue can limit the amount of extra work (and stress) you add to your...
Tara + Spencer, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Tara + Spencer were married in downtown St. Louis in an ultra sleek and modern location. They paid close attention to details from the wedding cake to the decorations to the wedding party's ensembles. Everything truly sparkled...including their love for each other! Congratulations to Tara + Spencer. The Heather Grey Savoy Slim Fit Tuxedo by Jean Yves is the perfect complement to a Spring or Summer wedding. Its light color makes it a great choice for an outdoor or destination affair. Choose coordinating colors for a subtle look, or add a splash of color with your choice of fullback vest, tie...
Wedding Planning for Men - 5 Tasks the Groom Will Love
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If you could spend every single minute of the day dreaming, planning, and prepping for your wedding, you would. But, if your fiancé doesn't feel the same way, don't stress! Some guys just don't get as excited about some of the little details that women swoon over. If you'd like to see your fiancé participate more in the planning, why not give your husband-to-be some tasks you know he will enjoy? (And leave the rest to tackle with the girls!) Beverage Tasting for the Reception Do you plan to offer a signature cocktail or array of craft brews at your reception? Organize a...
Jillian + Greg, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Jillian + Greg opted for a rustic winery setting for their late winter wedding. The sleek design of the Grey Portofino tuxedo fit perfectly with the couple's fashion-forward thinking. And while the temperatures on the outside were chilly, Jillian's and Greg's love for each other warmed the hearts of those around them. The Tony Bowls Slim Fit Grey Portofino tuxedo was the perfect accent to Jillian's and Greg's winter wedding. With a sleek design and matching modern slim fit pants, it's one of our slimmest fitting tuxedos in our line. The Portofino tuxedo is tailored in an ultra-fine poly/wool blend...
The Prom Checklist for Guys
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Make your prom a night to remember with a tuxedo from Jim's formal wear Prom night will likely be one of the highlights of your high school career. Make it a great night, and be prepared with our prom checklist. Have a Plan It's a big night, and you'll have more fun if everything goes smoothly. So first things first…ask a date as soon as you know the date of the event. Or, make plans to go with a group of friends to celebrate this memorable night. Hire a limo, make dinner reservations, and decide where you and your friends should take pictures before...
Renting Tuxedos for the Wedding Party Made Simple!
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You've picked your venue, hired the band, and reserved the caterer. Your dress is exactly as you've always pictured it, and your bridesmaids' dresses are ordered. Now it's time to choose your men's wedding attire. If you've never gone through the process, you may be feeling overwhelmed with choices in styles, colors, and options to coordinate with your wedding theme. JFW offers interactive Build-a-Tux and Event Manager tools on our site to help you along in the planning process. We make it easy, so you can quickly check one more thing off your list. Getting Started The easiest way to get started...