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Suits for the Holidays

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Rose Tuxedo Mesa, Phoenix

We’ve got a couple holidays coming up, so it’s time to start thinking of what you’re going to wear to all of those gatherings and parties. We’ve got Thanksgiving gatherings with friends and family, Christmas celebrations with everyone, and New Year’s Eve parties! We’re going to start talking about how we can make you look your best for the rest of the major 2015 holidays, starting with Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving:

  • New Couples: This is a time when newer couples may start meeting parents, grandparents, and other family members. It is a great time to put your best foot forward and wear a suit (or piece out a suit for a more casual look). Make a great first impression to the picky aunts your girlfriend may have warned you about.
  • Established Couples: From the engaged couples, to the newlyweds to the “When are you getting married?” couples, Thanksgiving is a time to keep up any preconceived notions of perfection you may have built over the years. Show your partner’s family that you’re still awesome and you still look great with a suit, sports coat, or even just slacks and a vest. We can help you with any suit pieces as well as ties. Utilize our warehouse prices or our rental services to look awesome.
  • Tried and True Couples: There’s always one family member who always has something to say about how you look, your weight, your job, or something else about you as a person. Show them just how awesome you can be in a snazzy suit (full or pieced out, of course). The right suit will slim you down and boost your confidence so you can deal with even the grumpiest of in-laws.

Christmas:

  • Couples: Here’s a chance to continue showing how modern, classy, and amazing you are. Show up in something different, but still classy to make your family (and your partner’s family) see that you weren’t just showing off for Thanksgiving—this is who you are (or at least can be).
  • Office Parties: Spruce up your look with a suit rental to show off for your office crush or to show your boss just how professional you can look and act.
  • Friends: Show up your friends and be the best dressed man (or woman) there. A suit is a great way to stand out—especially if everyone’s just showing up in Christmas sweaters. We offer suits , ties, and other pieces in various colors. So mix and match to beat the “ugly Christmas,” fad or just look awesome and get some attention for the right reasons.
  • Family: Convince your relatives you never see that you’re doing better than ever—or get them off your back for “dressing like a slob,” if they’re the type who think the youth of today doesn’t respect classic fashion. Be the talk of the party and maybe get out of doing dishes or helping cook because you “might ruin the suit.”
Prom 2015 at Rose Tuxedo

Prom 2015 at Rose Tuxedo

New Year’s

Start the year off right by looking completely dashing. Leave the night with your partner knowing you were the best dressed ones there, or catch the eye of the lucky lady who will be the recipient of your first kiss of the New Year. Ladies, try a suit or tux to start the year off in fashion and show that it’s not just men who get to have fun with the suits and ties. It’s even better if your New Year’s Resolution is to stop dressing like everyone tells you to (because really, who says girls can’t rock what men can?)


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Do’s And Do Not’s Of Festive Ties

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Christmas is right around the corner, so someone’s bound to invite you to some sort of Christmas or other Holiday-themed festivities! Be it Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Office party, family party, or a holiday downtown adventure, it never hurts to be a little festive. Whether you have a tie with snowmen or a tie with candy cane stripes, or you’re looking for an excuse to buy a super-flashy tie, we have you covered. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll direct you to where to go. In the meantime, read ahead to know when and where to wear different holiday-themed ties.

Do:

  • Wear them for an ice breaker- It’s a good way to get a conversation started or to grab the attention of someone who catches your fancy.
  • Own it! We don’t mean purchase it, borrowing or rentals are allowed. We’re talking attitude. If you put on a tie with a light up menorah or a string of Christmas lights sewn in, don’t be embarrassed. Act like it’s the most gorgeous tie in the world and it makes you look awesome.
  • Keep it classy. For things like office parties or events where you’re trying to impress in-laws, parents of your girlfriend, or other similar situations, you may want to stick to the classier option of candy-cane-esque stripes or something subtle like snowflakes. Don’t wear the Rudolph tie or the “Ho Ho Ho” Santa tie to a wedding.
  • Keep it clean when children will be present. Some novelty ties are emblazoned with questional references. Be aware of who will be at these parties or events. We don’t need grandma or your little nephew getting upset or confused by the words (or actions) on your tie.
  • Keep it fun: It’s Christmas. You don’t have to wear a full suit to throw on a festive tie. You also don’t need to keep it fully tied and tight all night.
  • Opt for a goofy holiday tie for the “Ugly Christmas” parties—you’ll look much better in a goofy tie than an ill-fitting sweater. Catch the eye of the cute girl under the mistletoe.
  • Try a festive bow tie– especially with a higher collared shirt.

Don’t:

  • Feel pressured. If you don’t want to wear a festive tie- don’t. You can go with holiday colors instead. Or no tie at all.
  • Mix patterns: If you’re wearing a flashy tie, keep the rest of the outfit solid colors (socks excluded. Christmas socks are awesome).
  • Wear with a t-shirt. This is a general rule for all of your life.
  • Be aware of colors. Avoid clashing colors or different shades of the same color (ex: Red in the tie, but a darker or light red shirt).
  • Covet thy neighbor’s tie! If someone shows up to the party with a cooler tie than you, don’t get mad—make a friend!
  • Ignore the fun of a festive tie. If you’re a father, you will receive at least one holiday-themed tie in your life. Wear it proudly. Your children will love that you wear their gift to you with pride. Wear it immediately and don’t take it off until everyone goes home.

Whatever you do this Christmas, be safe. If you end up with a tie around your head and you’re singing into a lampshade, find a way to get home safely. Be careful in traffic, and don’t let the awkward relatives make Christmas any less enjoyable. And as always, Rose Tuxedo is here for all of your suit and tux needs.


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Pilgrims Vs. Today: What Is Worn to Thanksgiving?

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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 be thankful no one (hopefully) shows up to Thanksgiving dinner dressed like this guy (see Left).

To start with, a Pilgrim man often wore a felt hat (with a buckle in some interpretations). The next easily noticeable accoutrement 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 with 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.

While the history of the suit ad 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.

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, and 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!

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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10 Ways to Turn Your Winter Romantic Life from Cold to Steamy

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Be it a blind date, first date, second date, or 50th date, there’s always something you can do better. Whether you need to dress better, act better, or have better conversations there’s always something you can do to sweep her off her feet. Take this colder weather as an opportunity to woo your lady friend this winter. While Arizona doesn’t have winter like a lot of the rest of the country, it still gets a little chilly, so take these hints for those cooler nights out.

  1. “Because every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man.” ZZ Top says is best. The better you look, the better she’ll look and the more jealous looks the two of you will get. Show up to her door (be it the bedroom door or front door) in a sleek, fitted suit and look like the man of her dreams. If this is the first date it’ll be a great way to impress her and she’ll ask for a date #2. If you’re an established couple it’ll remind her why she fell for you in the first place.

  2. Sweater Weather: As The Neighborhood says in their song, “Use the sleeves of my sweater/Let’s have an adventure.” Pair a suit jacket and slacks with a v-neck classy sweater and impress her with your fashion sense, and it’s a little toned down from a suit and tie. This is perfect for outside-dates.
  3. Sharing: Sure, you look great in your full suit, but if your lady gets a little chilly, put your blazer on her. Not only will it smell like you, but it shows you’re considerate.
  4. Festive ties: Use a Santa or Snowman tie to spark up a conversation. If you’re married to your date, wear a tie she picked out or the kids picked out last Christmas. A silly tie is also a great way to break the ice for a first date.
  5. Festive colors: Throw on a poinsettia-red tie or shirt, or a Santa-Clause red sweater. Or throw in some forest green like a Christmas tree. Keep it bold and a little holiday-appropriate.
  6. Bring the Winter to her: Whether she’s an Arizona Native or from a state where it snows, show her what winter can be. Take her ice skating, or find a ski slope nearby with artificial snow. Build a snowman. Buy some fake snow and give her a pair of gloves and a scarf and play in a winter wonderland.
  7. Fireplace and Fondue: Stay cozy in front of the fireplace and pull out some chocolate fondue and snuggle up with your sweetheart to make her melt into your arms.
  8. Decorate the house for Christmas: Buy some new decorations or bring home red, white, and green paper, glitter, and cotton to make some homemade decorations. She’ll love your crafty stay-in-date.
  9. Tell her you’ll make Christmas dinner: or at least help. Tell her this on a date and she’s all yours for the rest of time. Just don’t make a promise you can’t keep.
  10. Bring her to Rose Tuxedo: If you and your lovely lady are looking to get married (especially this Winter) take her with you to Rose Tuxedo and pick out wedding colors, pocket squares, and let her help pick out the perfect suit or tux for the big day. She’ll love seeing the vast array of colors we offer and we can match your apparel to the wedding colors of her dreams.

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How To Wear A Suit This Thanksgiving

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Wearing a suit to any family or formal gathering is a great idea: it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. 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.

                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, coworkers, 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 turtle neck 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.
  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. This can be worn with a festive-colored dress shirt (with or without 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. 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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