Tuxedo Tips from the Men of Cannes 2019
Cannes Film Festival is as much about the style and glamour as the films. The red carpets and photo-calls under the spring sun offer a different sense of formalwear than the winter awards season. But they are equally sharp.
But picking the perfect Tuxedo can be tricky. Here are a few tips I've picked up from the men of Cannes:
Don't be afraid to keep it simple. Black Tie doesn't have to sparkle in order to shine.
But it can. Oh it can. If a silk lapel isn't jazzy enough for you then add some pizazz with your trousers.
Narrow lapels will ruin the proportions of your chest and make the jacket look ill-fitting. When it comes to a Dinner Suit, bigger is better!
I know black is supposed to go with everything but I've often found black satin lapels clash with coloured tux jackets. Think about softening it with a navy satin.
And in that vein, there is nothing which says your shirt HAS to be white. Aleksey Vorobiev shows us how a little colour can be subtle in pale pink, whilst Keiynan Lonsdale goes all out.
Notch lapels don't work on a Tux jacket. It becomes funereal (Sorry Lukas Dhont). If you are looking for luxe-caszh then you're better off copying Robert Pattinson or Pierpaolo Piccioli in soft double-breasted jackets without the satin lapels. Stick to patent dress shoes for an element of formality.
Don't underestimate the power of the classics. If it ain't broke....
But for King of the red carpet - look no further than a well draped double-breasted jacket with healthy sized black satin peak lapels: