How to Wear a Tuxedo

How to wear a tuxedo? Classic with a modern fit. That's how I do black tie.

October 10th was National Tuxedo Day and that got me thinking about how much I love wearing tuxedos so when my friends at The Black Tux, a tuxedo rental company, asked about my tuxedo style, I figured I'll share it with you too.

Fit is everything. Whether you're renting or purchasing, a good fit separates the men from the boys. A good fit doesn't mean tight and uncomfortable - you're not wearing skinny jeans! A good fit simply means that you're wearing your appropriate size. Stay away from a "regular" fit and shop for a "tailored" fit. Of course, when you're buying a tuxedo you have more flexibility when it comes to custom tailoring.

Now that we've determined that a tailored fit is the way to go, lets move on to accessorizing your tuxedo. Cufflinks and studs: rock your own. There are many styles available from flashy to conservative so choose a style that best represents your personality. Pocket squares: I prefer solid black or white OR I sometimes sport a pattern in black and white. Colors are okay but when the pocket square color matches the bow tie and cumberbund, that's just tacky! Bow ties: always should be self-tie. If you don't know how to tie a bow tie, learn!

When I wear a tuxedo, I always keep my color palette black and white and the fit is tailored. Simple. Classic. Modern. Timeless. 


Fashion Moves: So You Think You Can Dance Finale!

It was a black tie finale at So You Think You Can Dance. The ladies were glam, but the guys really pulled out all the stops, especially Jason and Travis in Dolce & Gabbana and Armani tuxedos. Nigel's Ralph Lauren pants could have fit better but I'll give him a pass since his Tallia Orange blazer was smashing.

Last night, Team Street’s Gaby Diaz was crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer.” The prize package includes $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, and the opportunity to perform in Jennifer Lopez’s exciting new residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. 

Celebrating its momentous 12th season and its exciting new Stage v. Street format, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 Finalists will make their way across North America performing in 70 cities as part of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 12 Tour. Routing information can be found on