Now that you know what are the differences between a bespoke suit and a tuxedo, the question now is when do you wear a tuxedo.
When do you take that tuxedo down from your coat hanger and wear it?
It may surprise you, but the moments when you need to wear a tuxedo are few and far between. Here is the one time when you would wear a tuxedo.
When Can You Wear a Tuxedo?
Tuxedos are worn nearly exclusively at a single time of day: when it's the evening.
When men wear tuxedos, they tend to participate in after work social functions. They want an outfit that is clean and attractive, which is why most men won't wear a tuxedo often.
Most men won't wear a tuxedo often to keep it clean
Restraining when you wear a tuxedo to the evening keeps it as an outfit you won't wear often. It keeps it sacred, in a way, so that the tuxedo is an indicator of freshness and socialization.
Can You Only Wear a Tuxedo in the Evening?
As with art, so it is with fashion, there are always exceptions to the rules.
This isn't the case when wearing tuxedos.
You should avoid wearing a tuxedo in the daytime
Tuxedo's should almost never be worn in the day. The only exceptions might be when you are working as a waiter in a fancy restaurant, when you're going to a diplomatic function, or an award's ceremony.
Even in these cases, a lot of fancy restaurants and ceremonies only open or happen when it's the evening. If it's any earlier than 6 pm, you probably shouldn't be wearing a tuxedo.
So... Why Should You Get a Tuxedo?
When you would wear a tuxedo seems limited to very few occasions. So, is there a reason why you should get a tuxedo?
Should you get a tuxedo?
To answer that question, we'll have to talk a little about the history of the tuxedo.
The reason the tuxedo is considered primarily as an evening outfit is because traditionally men changed out of their suit when they came home from work and put on a tuxedo for their social outings.
Men would change into a tuxedo when going out for dinner
A tuxedo should be an outfit you can get into without tracking the dust of the day's work to your evening occasions. If you go to a lot of formal social occasions at the end of the day, you should consider investing in a tuxedo.
Tuxedos get you in a social mood. It is an opportunity to share your story and what you care about. That is why Nathon Kong weaves artwork into the lining of its tuxedos.
Artwork is weaved into the lining of tuxedos
Each art piece tells the story of an artist's journey to mental health recovery. They are created by participants of Les Impatients, a nonprofit organization that supports people with mental health troubles through therapeutic art programs.
Nathon Kong designs tuxedos, bespoke suits, vests, and shirts for men and woman, doing all the alterations needed until your suit is perfect for you. We donate 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support their participants.
10% of your purchases are donated to nonprofits supporting mental health and local artists.