What are the ruffles on a tuxedo shirt called?
It’s called a “bib,” and it doubles your shirt’s chest fabric, ensuring that anything visible under your tuxedo jacket is bright white, not see-through. Only wear bib-front shirts with a tuxedo and bow tie.
How do I choose a tuxedo shirt?
Generally, we suggest solid white twills and broadcloths for tuxedo shirts. Twills are more opaque and have more shine than broadcloths, lending them a more formal appeal. Twills also drape better under tuxedo jackets. Broadcloths feel smoother and more modern, but are generally more sheer than twills.
What is a bib front tuxedo shirt?
The bib front is made of a pique fabric and is sewn onto the front of the shirt on either side of the button placket. It provides a smooth look under your tuxedo jacket. A pique bib tuxedo shirt looks best with French cuffs and studs.
Is it OK to wear a tuxedo shirt with a suit?
To put it simply, any formal event that requires something more than your standard suit will include a call for a tuxedo shirt. This shirt stands out from your standard shirt and is not to be worn with a standard suit. Ever. No matter how nice the suit is, you can’t wear a tuxedo shirt with it.
What is a Cumberbund do?
You’ll be cooler wearing a cummerbund under a tuxedo than a vest. However, today the purpose of a cummerbund is mainly to cover the waist. It keeps your dress shirt looking smooth in an area that sometimes looks a little funky when your shirt untucks or puffs up slightly.
Is a tuxedo shirt necessary?
Tuxedo shirts are usually button-down, long-sleeved shirts that complement tuxedos. As such, the only time you should wear a tux shirt is when you are wearing a tuxedo. Otherwise, your suit will look uncoordinated, sloppy, and completely unsuitable.
Why do tuxedo shirts have two buttons?
We also think the smaller buttons on the shirt front make for an elegant formal look. Also note that the button holes on the back side of the shirt front are aligned horizontally. This helps keep the shirt front straight and also holds the studs in place.
What is the difference between a tux shirt and a suit shirt?
A tuxedo shirt is quite simply a more elegant style of dress shirt that is meant to be worn with your most formal attire, such as (you guessed it), your tuxedo. Tuxedo shirts are not meant to be worn casually or with your traditional suits in an office setting.
Should a tuxedo shirt have pleats?
The classic tuxedo shirt style features a bib. Most common is the pleated bib which has vertical pleats, flanking the placket. The most formal and traditional option is the pique bib – a panel of fabric that adds a layer of sophistication and elegance.