A tuxedo shirt has historically been used as the formal wear for a groom to give to his wife or the bride to be as a sign of his approval and confirmation of their marriage. Historically, the tuxedo shirt replaced the top three (or four) buttons on the shirt’s front with corresponding buttonholes on either side. Historically, the top button was left turned down indicating that the wearer did not want to announce to the world that he was single. Today, the button is turned up to show a gentlemanliness that is wanted in today’s modern world. Likewise, the bottom button was also turned down during the Victorian times and remained that way up until the 60’s.
Tuxedo shirts come in two types – the single breasted and the double-breasted tuxedo shirt. The difference between these two shirts is based on how they are fastened. For example, the single-breasted tuxedo shirt has a button on each side that is fastened by sewing; the double breasted shirt has a button placed on each side that is attached with a sewing loop; and the full-breasted tuxedo shirt has both a button on each side that is fastened by sewing and a pocket on the inside of the breast pocket. Tuxedo pants have a similar design and style to the tuxedo shirt. Tuxedo pants have two front buttons (the left and right sides), two interior buttonholes, and two breast pockets (one on each side).
Historically, the tuxedo shirt was worn by men who were in their careers and those who were too far from any kind of wedding. It was appropriate for them then, because it symbolized masculinity. But in more recent times, less formal occasions such as nights out or casual get-togethers, the use of the tuxedo shirt has fallen out of fashion.
Nowadays, the tuxedo shirt is worn by men who are attending evening functions but who do not want to reveal their identity. If one is attending a black-tie event, his shirt will most probably be white, just like the other guests. A tuxedo shirt can also be worn in more casual events such as a dinner party, so long as it is less formal than the one you would wear to a black-tie function.
The classic tuxedo shirt has the basic features such as the pleated front tuxedo shirt, the double-breasted tuxedo shirt, the button up front closure of the neck, the full-length sleeves and the back collar. It also includes a cummerbund, a vest, a cummerbund with a tie, and a belt. The colors available are white, black, gray, navy blue, green, red and pink. In addition, there are a few less common color options, such as black on gray, charcoal on charcoal, brown on brown, and off-white on white. It is important that you choose the color that fits your body type.
Tuxedo shirts are also known as polo necks because of their overlapping neck lines. They are made from cotton, wool or silk, and are available with either a short or long sleeve. Some of them have a pouch at the front called a “studd” which is used for carrying accessories, such as shoes and a stud set. If you wear a stud, your “studd” should be able to adjust itself to fit your head, if necessary.
The length of the dress shirt sleeves can also vary, with the plain front tuxedo shirt having short sleeves, and the short sleeve having longer sleeves. The polo neck, as its name implies, has a short sleeve in the front and long in the back. The polo-neck tuxedo shirt is a popular choice for men who are well-endowed in the chest area. The best feature of it is the ability to combine the tuxedo shirt with a vest, coat or cummerbund.
For a more casual look, you can opt for the pique bib front tuxedo shirt, which has a buttonhole collar and one square neckline. It is designed to create the illusion of wearing a tuxedo for men who don’t want to dress up. These shirts are comfortable to wear all day long, and the fabric makes them ideal for both summer and fall seasons. It can be worn with almost any kind of pants, whether it is a pair of slacks, a button-down khaki dress shirt, or a casual dress pants.