With all of the awards shows rolling through, I figured this would be a good time to present the classic tux as a fashion essential.
I know we mentioned you could use your basic black suit as a substitute, but c’mon – this is “Essential Style for Men”, not “how you can be cheap and get away with it”.
Although the tux above from Brioni will cost more than your salary for 3 months, there are a few more cost-effective solutions such as Hugo Boss (about $800) and Calvin Klien (about the same).
For your convenience, we’ve added a few tuxes you can purchase below that are in the sub-$1000 price range:
Finally, here are some quick tips before you purchase yourself a classic tux:
- Since you will be keeping this suit in your closet for a while, please make sure you go with a classic design
- Please don’t wear a belt with the tux
- If this is going to be your first tux, go with black – you can rock the velvet, multi-colored and crazy jackets once you’ve got your basics covered
So what are you waiting for? Go get your James Bond on with a classic tux you can call your own today!