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Consider going for Thanksgiving in this Garment

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Thanksgiving Garment

We all know the stories about the First Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims and we all recognize the attire worn by those early settlers like the Pilgrims. Today we’ll look at just how far fashion has come and been thankful no one (hopefully) shows up to Thanksgiving dinner dressed like this guy (see Left).

Traditional Thanksgiving Garment

Traditional Thanksgiving Garment

To start with, a Pilgrim man often wore a felt hat (with a buckle in some interpretations). The next easily noticeable accouterment is the Ruff. It looks much like the variations of ruffles and large white collars worn throughout history, mostly in paintings of royalty. This would get covered I gravy so fast, it wouldn’t be funny (ok, it would be) if worn today.

Slightly less awkward and odd is the doublet cuffs. This is a fairly typical jacket of the time (also for quite some time before and after the Pilgrims) and it could be compared to a waistcoat or suit jacket. Some pilgrims also wore a vest and a long sleeved shirt if not the doublet.

Further down the body, we find the Breeches, garters, stocking, and shoes . These breeches look silly by today’s standards but they obviously looked good to the Pilgrim women. While there are few comparisons between this style of pants and today’s modern suit pants, at least the color of the pants and jackets matched (with the shoes , too!), making the men look well put together. Today, men wear solid color jackets, shoes, and pants to the actual ankle, leaving the stockings to the women.

Suit and Tuxedo history…

While the history of the suit and tuxedo is long and convoluted, we can still see some similarities to the traditional pilgrim garb. Wearing a suit to Thanksgiving dinner will make you look and feel good, but it can also be a history lesson. Impress the friends and family (and in-laws) by comparing your suit pieces to the good ol’ fashioned Pilgrim attire.

Consider going in the traditional Native American Thanksgiving Suit this year

If you don’t want to go the suit route (because gravy on your best suit, tie, or shirt is a definite no-go) then consider dressing closer to a traditional Native American the Pilgrims may have contacted (see Right). Replace the deerskin mantle with a suede shirt or jacket and the deerskin leggings with jeans or corduroy. Also, tie a piece of twine around your leg for the legging tie. You can also pick up a pair of moccasins at any number of shoe stores. As with a shell or leather necklace. Don’t forget a nice turkey feather accessory to keep it extra festive! If you must have some sort of fur robe for maximum authenticity, shop around for just any faux fur scraps. As for the knife, make it functional and bring your own turkey carving knife—festive and functional!

We’ve got you covered

No matter what you choose, keep Rose Tuxedo in mind for all of your holiday attire needs. There isn’t a man alive who doesn’t look better in a high quality, well-fitting suit.


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Tuxedos for Women have become very popular

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Tuxedos for woman have become the hottest thing in the Formal Wear industry. Some call them the Little Black Tux in reference to the Little Black Dress. The ladies keep pushing the boundaries in life and this is a hot spot. Rose tuxedo has been renting Men’s formal Wear in Phoenix AZ since 1982. We have never seen the so much excitement from the ladies from all over the world interested in renting a Ladies Tuxedos. We get over 2 calls a day and 2 or 3 emails and a few live chats on our Tux web site. 

Lady Tuxedo

What’s originally thought of as a men’s dress style has expanded to women. More people such as Lady Gaga and other female celebrities have taken this fashion style and run with it. However, it didn’t just have it start within the past 10 years. There’s a history behind the women tuxedo that started over 50 years back. Find out why lady tuxedos have become so popular in recent years. 

Let’s start off with some of the origins of the tuxedo. It was formed in the Victorian era as a less formal jacket than the typical tailcoat men wore to the more special gatherings. However, it stuck with the motif of a white dress shirt, black tie, and matching dress shoes (particularly Oxfords). Women around that time had an evening gown. However, with the advent of World War I, women also adopted more of a suit than dress presence. 

Coco Chanel is credited with creating a more suit motif back in 1914. She created her own fashion trend by having a fur-trimmed jacket with matching-ankle skirt. Also, as the 1920 and 1930s came about, even women started to wear their own zoot suits. It was during the film industry in the 1930s, actresses like Marlene Dietrich, wore tuxedos in movies such as: “Morocco and “Blonde Venus.” 

As time has gone on, more women are taking a dominant role to show that they can also wear suits. It’s not just about showing off femininity through dresses or showing skin. Different stars like Janelle Monáe, have shown the balance between being a woman yet still dressing in a manner that says “less is more.” 

This style is much more about being comfortable and confident with wearing something that wasn’t meant for the opposite sex. Of course, the dress will never go out of style, but more woman are adopting the business suit or a female tuxedo as their formal wear of choice. 

In fact, you have different websites that cater to this fashion like Rose Tuxedo out of Phoenix, AZ. It’s becoming more and more popular these days. There is a certain edge and mystique with wearing a women tuxedo. Women can still show off their beauty while having a sense of strength in wearing a tuxedo that fits their frame. Rose Tuxedo gives you the option of renting a tux for weddings, business meetings, proms, or any other evening gathering. You can get the right color and fit for any time of the year.

Lady tuxedo

Don’t worry about looking too masculine when you have the perfect tuxedo to match your body type. You can always get a different color or fit that goes well with your frame. Broaden your horizons and pick out the right female tuxedo to your liking. Call us anytime 602 957-0089. Tuxedo online or shipping is very hard for the ladies best to find a local tuxedo shop. You can always email me direct and maybe I can offer some places in your state that does lady tuxedo rentals. asbrocca4@aol.com

 


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4 Ways to Wear a Suit to Thanksgiving this Year

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Wearing a suit to any family or formal gathering is a great idea. It’s better to be overdressed than under-dressed. If you have no clue what to wear to your own Thanksgiving family dinner or to the home of your spouse, girlfriend, or best friend you can never go wrong with a suit. If you know a suit will come across as snooty or obnoxious you could always dress it down.

Or ignore the haters and wear it anyway because you look amazing in that suit, sir. Much like our post in September about the different ways to utilize a three-piece suit, you don’t always have to wear the full classic suit. You can use the pieces to your advantage and look your best and use the same suit for several Thanksgiving Weekend events.

Slate blue Aspen suit

Slate blue Aspen suit

Here are some ways to wear your best suit to any Thanksgiving event this November.

1. Full suit

Reserve this for impressing in-laws, bosses, co-workers, or strangers. Gravy is messy and you may spill something. If you wear a brown suit, gravy may not be a problem. Stick to earth tones with some accents matching the color-changing leaves. Maybe avoid the three-piece suit here and stick to slacks and jacket.

2. Slacks and Vest

This look is always flattering and looks much more relaxed than a three-piece suit. It could be paired with a long tie or bowtie in colors matching the food or leaves of fall. Roll up your shirt sleeves and add some patterned socks with your loafers. Keep is casual but clean. Gravy-color clothes will only take you so far.

3. Slacks and Sweater

This doesn’t technically require owning or renting a suit, but the right slacks are important. Pair a nice pair of slacks, a collared shirt, and a festive vest to look casual but put together. Keep the turkey turtleneck at home and stick to a sweater vest or V-neck sweater with an autumn color pallet. Reserve the tacky sweater for sitting at home eating your leftovers with your wife or girlfriend.

turkey suit

Don’t wear this. Ever.

 

4. Jeans and Vest or Jacket

For those family members and friends you’re more comfortable with, pair a nice suit jacket or vest with a clean, straight leg dark wash jean—no holes. You can wear this with a festive-colored dress shirt (with or without a tie) with the suit jacket or a plaid button-down with the suit vest. The combinations are endless. Just keep it neat and leave the elastic waistbands at home. No one needs to see that.

5. Utilize your boring business brown suit

Browns work great for Thanksgiving. Tweed, wool, or blends will look great. Pair it with a pop of color to grab some attention. If you arrive at a holiday party and you’re overdressed, you can always remove a layer and roll up your sleeves or remove your tie.

If you’re underdressed, put the jacket back on and straighten your tie. But if you are unsure of what attire the party will require, Put on a two-piece suit with a sweater and you should realize quickly what layers to shed. Or, simply ask. It never hurts.


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Make Room for Suits and Tuxedos in Your Wardrobe

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Let’s get to fixing that wardrobe and messy closet, fellas! This week we’ll talk about items you need to remove from your life and why you should replace some of those items with suits, suit pieces, slacks, and more! Don’t forget that Rose Tuxedo offers options to purchase suits, shirts, and more!

The One Year Rule

All over the internet, you can find people coming up with ways to tell if you’ve worn an item for a year, or telling you to get rid of anything you haven’t worn in a year or more. This is a great way to clear out space in your closet. If you can’t remember the last time you wore an item—get rid of it. This goes for things that don’t fit, are out of style, or you shouldn’t have bought in the first place!

Take everything out

Spread as many of your pieces of clothing out as possible. Seeing how much you have can help you realize what you do and don’t need. Seeing it in a drawer or hanging in your closet doesn’t really make you realize HOW MUCH you have.

Multiples

If you have 3 of a nearly identical shirt (and it’s not a staple like white or solid colors) maybe it’s time to remove some. You don’t need 3 of the same sweater, or 6 pairs of sweatpants, or 3 t-shirts with lame jokes on them.

Nostalgia

If you’ve kept a shirt, jacket, or some other item of clothing for sentimental value, maybe it’s time to take it out of the closet. If it’s that important to you, you can put it in a shadow box or find a more useful method of storing it (primarily if you can’t or don’t wear it anymore).

When to Donate

If you have an item of clothing that you don’t wear anymore but it’s still in good shape maybe you can donate it to a thrift store or to a friend or family member who’d wear it.

When to Toss

Items with major stains, holes, or structural damage do not need to be donated. Consider cutting them up for scraps and rags or tossing it in the trash (or to a recycling center if you can find one that deals with clothes and fabrics).

Get creative

If you have a shirt you can’t wear or jeans that aren’t appropriate for daily wear you can get creative. Make a shirt into a pillow or turn some old jeans into a purse or bag (these ideas may require the help from someone who knows how to sew, but it would make great gifts or home-décor).

Some Suits never go out of style

Suits look great on nearly all men! You also can’t go wrong with having a couple 3-piece suits you can piece out and use creatively. Owning a couple different suits, ties, dress shirts, jackets, and slacks means you’re ready for just about anything. We’re not saying to get rid of your jeans, but help make your wardrobe more mature by replacing some of those t-shirts with collared shirts and those tattered jeans with slacks!

Stay organized

The internet is crawling with storage ideas from how to use shoe trees to hanger hacks to storage hacks. Don’t be afraid to experiment with storage ideas.

Be you

If you love an item in your wardrobe, don’t listen to anything anyone says. If you wear it, keep it. Just remember that there is always a better option. But never stop being you!


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How to get the Groom Excited about Wedding Planning

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It is common to find the bride taking over the entire wedding preparation. The groom just thinks about his tuxedo and his best man in most cases. Even if this is the common occurrence in wedding planning, it doesn’t always mean that the groom is uninterested. There are some areas of the wedding in which he is secretly excited about. By knowing what these areas are, brides can have their fiance join in on the wedding planning.

Light grey tuxedo

The groom is keen about the preparations and looks forward to the following:

Cake

While he may not express the same concern on your decision between buttercream vs. fondant, it doesn’t mean that he isn’t interested in the cake. As a matter of fact, he will enjoy the cake testing part of the wedding planning as he will get to try out the cake too. Once he has tried the options, he will be able to give his consent on which one tasted better for him.

Getaway Car

Considering that most guys are into cars, the decision of picking out a bridal car will be something that he would want to be involved in. He will have an idea of which car he would like to use for your wedding day so make sure you listen to his opinion.

Music

If your fiancé loves music, he will be interested in sharing his playlist selection. Make sure you allow him to choose the songs that he would like to be played during the reception. This way, he can dance along to the song that he likes listening to best.

Honeymoon

Another area of your wedding planning that your fiancé can help out with is the honeymoon. Without you knowing it, he may already be thinking of ways he can surprise you during your out of town trip. This is why you should let him be involved in the planning of your honeymoon.

Groom’s Tuxedo

Just like you, your groom will want to look his best during your wedding day. Oh well, who doesn’t? This is why he will take into consideration the look of his tuxedo and how well it will fit him. After all, it’s his wedding day too!

If you’re on the lookout for a tuxedo rental for your fiancé, feel free to visit our collection on options he can choose from! We can help him dress up nicely for the most important events in his life.


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