The Attainable Tux

Seeing the well-dressed men at the Oscars last night likely reminded you of a piece of style advice you've heard plenty of times already: don't rent a tuxedo, buy one. Easy to say, but if the special occasions that warrant one are scarce (as they are for most of us), there's no need to pour hundreds of dollars on a top notch suit. Instead, opt for this steal from Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen. At just a hair over $200, you can afford the trip to the tailor to get it hemmed and fitted just right, not that you'll have too much trouble, considering it's already pretty fitted right off the rack. Made of a light, year round wool with formal details like a slim peak lapel and satin-covered buttons, you'll look Oscar-worthy, without spending thousands of dollars.

Wool jacket, $135; and pants, $69 by Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen


Styling Tip

If you're looking for one of the midnight blue options that have been popping up on red carpets lately, check out the Ludlow version by J.Crew.

$790, by J.Crew


Published on

February 25, 2013

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