The Art of the Tux

Categories Fashion

Party season is upon us and it’s time to decide what sort of tuxedo works best for you…

Dressing up – as in, dressing formally – for an occasion or event is making a strong return on the social scene. There are plenty of great contemporary options to make a statement on a ‘black tie’ evening, some of which reference the golden age of tuxedo wearing as epitomised by the likes of Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart, and others which allow you to present a more modern silhouette. Find your own relatable fashion icon if you need some guidance on how they go about wearing a tux.

After that, it’s down to the details. Choosing a peak lapel or shawl collar usually depends on what looks best with your body type, and never be afraid to accessorise with a pocket square, a lapel pin or flower, and the faithful cummerbund. Our Fashion Directo Kim Payne shows how below…

Photographer Adrian Price

Stylist Kim Payne

Grooming Aiden Xydis


Calibre Jacket $699, tie $129, and shirt, $199 –; Joe Black pants, $250; Tom Ford sunglasses $539 –


Joe Black jacket, $545; shirt, $129; tie, $99; pocket square, $49 –


Rhodes & Beckett tux shirt, $199, bow tie, $119, cufflinks, $149, pant, $1099 (part of suit) and Cummerbund, $199 –


Aquila tux jacket $499, pants, $199, shirt, $149, tie, $69, pocket square, $49 and loafers, $399 –