HOW DO I RENT or BUY A TUXEDO?
Visit us at Bel Soie. We will help you browse, select, and create your preferred style using our fabric swatches to match your wedding colors perfectly. Your party will then need to be professionally fitted. If Renting: The week of the wedding all you have to do is visit the store on your scheduled pick-up day for a final fitting. We'll make any necessary adjustments... Look terrific in your tuxedo and enjoy your event!... Return your tuxedo the next business day. If buying: your suit will come in shortly after you order. Just make sure to order early enough for you to come back to try on and take to alterations to get all of the necessary adjustments for a perfect fit.
HOW DO I GET MEASURED?
Our staff is professionally trained to measure for a proper fitting tuxedo. If Valerie's is not close, a professional tailor or menswear shop is certainly a good alternative. (Please be aware that some retailers may charge a small fee for measurement services). We do need everyone's measurements at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your formal affair.
ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
* Do not try to take measurements yourself! An inaccurate measurement that may be off by only an inch may get you a tuxedo coat that's one or two sizes too big or small. For the best fit, it is imperative that an experienced professional take your measurements.
*Current measurements are the most accurate! Even though a gentleman may have been measured for a tuxedo recently, measurements can and do change. It's wise to be measured again.
HOW MANY BUTTONS SHOULD BE BUTTONED?
You should never button all of the buttons on your tuxedo coat! As a general rule, you should leave the bottom button undone. This rule applies if you are wearing a two, three, four or five button coat. If you're wearing a one button style, however, you should button the one button!
WHAT COLOR OF SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
Allow your pants color to dictate your shoe color. Black formal shoes and socks should be worn when your tuxedo pants are black. When your tuxedo pants are white, choose white formal shoes and socks. Likewise, follow that rule for ivory and chocolate...
WEARING FLOWERS ON YOUR TUXEDO JACKET?
A boutonniere should be worn on the left lapel and tilted slightly outward.