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Types of Tuxes

Full Dress, or Tails or Tailcoat
Full Dress, or Tails or Tailcoat

The tailcoat should be matched with formal trousers, and a tuxedo shirt like white wing tip pique formal shirt, white pique backless vest & bow tie, and formal shoes. Full dress tails should not be worn with a cummerbund and bow tie, as this would not be considered proper protocol.

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Mandarin Collar or Band Collar
Mandarin Collar or Band Collar

MensUSA has a large fantastic collection of Oriental & Asian Suits, Mandarin Collar Tuxedo Jackets, Banded Collar Suits and other Fashionable Outfit for Men that are made from high quality fabrics and has excellent finish.

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Mandarin or Nehru Jacket, or Mao Jacket
Mandarin or Nehru Jacket, or Mao Jacket

Key features of the Nehru jacket. The Nehru jacket is not very different from a suit jacket. Other than the mandarin collar, this jacket resembles the suit jacket very closely. It can have single or double vents, and its collar is fastened with the help of a hook, which gives a clean look to the ensemble.

Notched Lapel
Notched Lapel

What is a Notch Lapel? Notch Lapel (also called the “stepped lapel”) – The “notch” is the opening where the bottom of the collar meets the top of the lapel, usually at a 75 – 90 degree angle. The notch lapel is the most common lapel for a reason – it’s the most versatile of the bunch.

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Peaked Lapel
Peaked Lapel

What is a Peak Lapel? Peak Lapel (also called “pointed lapel”) – Peak lapels are traditionally the most formal of the lapels and were originally common in formal wear garments such as tailcoats and morning coats. Peak lapels will tend to look a little more fashion-forward (especially if you decide to go the Lapo Elkann route).

Shawl Lapel
Shawl Lapel

Shawl lapels, peak lapels, notch lapels, there are all types of tuxedos and suits out there. Are you choosing the right one? Find out here.

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Tuxedo or Tux
Tuxedo or Tux

Tuxedo lines like the Allure Men Tuxedo line by Jean Yves make nearly identical tuxedos, but in different colors. While the black, steel grey, and heather grey tuxedos do incorporate satin, the tan and slate blue tuxedos do not.

Wing Collar
Wing Collar

The tuxedo jacket had originated simply as an informal replacement for the tailcoat and was consequently worn with the tailcoat’s usual accompaniments at first: a white bow tie, white waistcoat and a stiffly starched shirt with a high standing detachable wing collar.