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Welcome to our blogs and tips section. Below you will find nothing but relevant articles, information, tips and ideas regarding everything from the best ideas in men’s formal ware to DIY Wedding articles.


10 Tips to save on your Wedding

Whatever your wedding budget, you don’t have to resort to DIY bouquets to come in on target (unless you want to, of course!). Read these 10 tips and save money where it counts without sacrificing on style.

Men’s Popular Tuxedo Coat Styles

For over five years now, the notch lapel tuxedo coat has reigned supreme as the most popular tuxedo coat style across the board. In pretty much every type of formal function, from weddings to proms to formal balls, most tuxedos you would see probably sport the notch lapel. Perhaps this is due to it’s versatility: according to the Hedford blog, the notch lapel tuxedo coat looks good on just about any body type. Over the last few years the peak lapel tuxedo has seen some resurgence, but not enough to top the current king of tux lapels: the notch.


Fitted Tuxedos

One of the hottest trends in men’s formal-wear is fitted tuxedos, sometimes referred to as slim fit, tailored fit or athletic fit tuxedos. Despite the first impression from the untrained eye, not all tuxedo coats are the same. Different coats will fit different people better than others, and possibly the biggest factor when considering what tuxedo to rent or buy is whether you want a fitted tuxedo or not.


Fitted Tuxedo Shirts

The first, and probably biggest difference between the newer fitted tuxedo shirts and the older standard tuxedo shirts is….well, the fit! Fitted tuxedo shirts are tapered more in the chest, waist, and arms area, whereas the standard tuxedo shirts tend to be roomier in all three of those areas. Depending on who you are and what kind of build you have, this can either be a good or a bad thing. If you have a slimmer, more athletic body, a fitted shirt would definitely work with your physique. However, if you are carrying extra weight around your middle, chest and arms, then a standard tuxedo shirt will work better with your body.


How to be a good groomsman

A good groomsman; will you be one? Perhaps you’ve just been asked to be one in a friend’s wedding party. The lessons in how to be a good groomsman are pretty simple, and most of them are really just common sense. But, for those that need some help, here’s some lessons in how to be a good groomsman. First, and this is probably the most important tip in how to be a good groomsman: if you have negative opinions about marriage, keep them to yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are used to being yourself around them, just don’t do it. It doesn’t matter how many Netflix originals you’ve watched…


Difference between suits and tuxedos

There’s a surprising number of men who still ask the same question that formalwear specialists still get at least once a day: what’s the difference between suits and tuxedos? Granted, to the untrained eye and from a distance these two things might look pretty similar. But it’s more subtle things that make up the difference between suits and tuxedos. By far the biggest difference between suits and tuxedos is the lapel. Tuxedos will have a satin lapel, giving them a ‘shinier’ look. Tuxedo jackets also have different buttons. Tuxedo buttons lack the four-holed look that suit buttons have, and …


Two wedding themes; An opinion piece

Another thing most people think about when planning their wedding is what the most popular wedding themes are. There are many many wedding themes out there, and what one bride and groom may love, another couple may be repulsed by. Choosing the right theme for your wedding can be intimidating, given all the choices that are out there, so here are two of the most popular wedding ….


Tux and Suit Rentals in Phoenix

Every man needs to wear a tuxedo during at least one or two points in their entire life. And every man needs to wear a suit during several points. Some men even….


Wedding Suits; the hottest ones this year!

Weddings. Everyone had their ideal wedding, but some things pop up more than others. A big cake, a white dress (more on this later,) hand-written invitations…

Fitted tuxedos; the new normal in tuxedo coats!

I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of some of the more old fashioned tuxedos. And to be perfectly honest, many people these days no longer…

Men’s Tuxedos; a beginner’s guide

Men’s tuxedos. For over 120 years, they have been the pinnacle of high-class menswear. They traditionally came in mostly black…

Prom Tuxedos; three ways to impress with your tux!

Maybe you’ve riding the elation wave that comes after your ideal lady says yes. Maybe you’re going stag with a group of your pals and have a great…

Suits made easy

It’s no secret that suits are more common than their more formal counterpart, tuxedos. But…

Picking the best wedding suit

If you’ve been glancing at wedding pictures on sites like pinterest or instrgram, no doubt you’ve noticed a trend. Suits are…

White Tuxedos – case for and against

When people walk into our tuxedo shop at Mr. Formal, they always inevitably look at our white tuxedo. And why…

Tuxedo shoes – which ones are best

A tuxedo is much more than just the coat and pant. It’s made up by the entire outfit you choose to wear as part of it. Coat…

Tux etiquette

Many people reading this have likely never put on a tux in their lives. And there’s a good reason for this. There aren’t really…

Blue Tuxedo

When people think of tuxedos, they usually think of the same thing every time. A nice, black coat with…