Have you noticed that on some websites you can purchase your own tuxedo for just about the price you would pay for two tuxedo rentals? So the next time you are in need of a tuxedo you might want to think about purchasing rather than renting. Go ahead and do your research so you'll know what you want and be ready to take the plunge.
A complete tuxedo ensemble includes a jacket, trousers, shirt, bow tie, cuff links, studs, and a cummerbund or vest. If you wear a vest, you do not wear a cummerbund. I would suggest purchasing extra ties and cummerbunds in colors and patterns for a more festive look for any occasion.
Your classic tuxedo, of course, is black but you have several collar options from which to choose. You have the notch lapel tuxedo jacket, the peak lapel tuxedo jacket, the shawl lapel tuxedo jacket, and the mandarin color tuxedo jacket. Personally I prefer the classic notch lapel tuxedo jacket but it really is a matter of choice. The shawl lapel gives the body an elongated look so it has a slenderizing affect.
You then have the trousers in pleated and non-pleated with an adjustable or non-adjustable waist band, all with a satin stripe down the legs.
There is a great selection of tuxedo shirts available. You have the classic wing collar tuxedo shirt, regular collar tuxedo shirt, mandarin collar tuxedo shirt, banded mandarin collar tuxedo shirt, piped mandarin collar tuxedo shirt and the list goes on and on.
The accessories are endless. You have the band bow tie or one of the newer contemporary style ties, the cummerbund or button cover jewelry if you choose one of the mandarin collar shirts. And, of course, the studs and cuff links. Don't forget to take a look at the tuxedo vests. All accessories will be available in an array of colors, patterns and styles. You're sure to find what you need to complete your ensemble.
Go on, be selective and individualize your look. You have a lot of styles, colors and patterns from which to choose.
Have fun and enjoy your special occasion.