If you have a big event coming up where you’ll be wearing a tuxedo, you might be wondering what you can do to help your own personality and sense of style shine through when you’re wearing something that, on the surface, might seem so basic. But with a little thought and planning, you can make your tuxedo, be it rented or one that you own, into an article of clothing that really represents you and allows you to showcase who you are.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways that you can personalize a tuxedo.
Play With The Lining
For events where you’ll be wearing a tuxedo, oftentimes, the point isn’t necessarily to stand out from the crowd. Especially if you’re going to an event that you’re not hosting, you’ll want to be careful with how many alterations and adjustments you make to your tuxedo. But one thing you can do that won’t really affect how your tuxedo looks to the masses is to play with the lining.
For your suit jacket, you can put all kinds of different lining in there that no one will really be able to see unless you show them. So if you’re in someone else’s wedding or are attending a black tie affair, taking the lining of your suit jacket and changing it to something that you love and feel comfortable in can help you feel like, even though you’re looking relatively similar to make of the other people there is tuxes, there’s something special and personal about yours.
Choose A Statement Pocket Square
For times when you’re able to show a bit more of your personality on the outside of your tuxedo, another place where you can add some personality is with your pocket square.
While a classic pocket square might be just black or white, there are pocket squares made from all different kinds of materials and in all kinds of patterns and colors. So if you’re wanting to give yourself a pop of color in a class tuxedo, a pocket square is a great way to do that.
Accessorize With Cufflinks Or Lapel Pins
Another accessory that you can add to your tuxedo, or to any other type of suit that you might be wearing, is cufflinks.
With cufflinks, you can hearken back to people you love who gave you the cufflinks or whose cufflinks you’re borrowing. And because this touch can elevate any tuxedo look, cufflinks are a great way to take a personal touch and make it really shine. You could also add some flare with a lapel pin, too.
If you have a tuxedo that you’re wanting to personalize while still fitting in at the event you’ll be attending, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you find the right balance.