What do I do when my tuxedo arrives?

Use our TRY ON TUXTIPS as soon as your tuxedo arrives (a copy of this will be with your garments).  Try on your tuxedo and make sure everything fits great and you look absolutely awesome.  If there are any issues, call us 1-888-345-4547, or chat with us online,  or email us right away at info@nationaltuxedorentals.com. If you are happy with the way everything fits,  simply store it in your closet until your special day.  Keep in mind your tuxedo pant waist is adjustable 3 sizes using the clips located on the sides of the trouser.  Your vest and tie are adjustable as well, either from the inside or the outside of the vest, depending on the collection you have chosen.  You are supplied studs which will be used on the front of the shirt in place of the buttons, and cufflinks (both of these are inserted through the slit next to the buttons).

Tuxedo Try-On Tips

STEP 1. THE SHIRT. Take your shirt off the hanger, if you are wearing a bow tie you will want to insert the studs through the buttonhole in your formal wear shirt so they substitute as buttons. If you are accessorizing your tuxedo with other neckwear such as a tie or ascot, you can skip the studs. Your formal wear shirt is also designed to accommodate formal wear cufflinks. First hold the open edges of the shirt cuff together so the two sides of the shirt cuff lay flat away from the wrist. Next, line up the shirt holes when your arm is at your side, the decorative part of the cufflink should be facing outward.

STEP 2. THE PANTS. Adjust the clasps on either side of your trousers at the waste until the fit is comfortable when your shirt is tucked in and pants are zippered. You can slip on your shoes and expect a horizontal crease, called the break, in the fabric across the front of your pant leg. The break is both visually appealing and tells the world you know how to dress!

STEP 3. THE ACCESSORIES: NECKWEAR and VEST or CUMMERBUND.  Once you get to the accessories, we suggest starting with neckwear.  Once the clasp is fastened it is easy to either tighten or loosen until comfortable by accessing the easy-to-use adjustment features. If you are wearing a vest, again we suggest taking advantage of the subtle adjustable features on the inside or outside of the garment to fine tune your fit. If a cummerbund was chosen, it should be worn with the pleats facing upward with half the cummerbund covering the shirt at the waist and the other half covering the trousers.

STEP 4. THE COAT. Apply the final touch, your tuxedo coat.  You must be looking really good right now!  When buttoning your tuxedo, which you may when walking into the room, or posing for photos, leave the last button unbuttoned if wearing a jacket with two or more buttons.

Tuxedo Coat Etiquette – If wearing a coat with 2 or more buttons, and you are buttoning it, leave the last one undone.

Tuxedo Vest Etiquette – If wearing a tuxedo vest, it is your choice whether to leave the last vest button unbuttoned or buttoned.  We suggest the full button look on the vest, but either is appropriate.

Tuxedo Try On Room    If for any reason you need an exchange item, just Click Here to request a replacement, You may also call us at 1-888-348-4547, or email us at info@nationaltuxedorentals.com.