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12 Great Quotes About Tuxedos

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At Menguin, we understand the value of looking good, but we’re not the only ones. Here’s 12 times other greats knew just what to say about our favorite look.

1. 30 Rock-ing a Tux

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey): Why are you wearing a tux?

Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin): It’s after six. What am I–a farmer?

2. And you’ll sing “Vita Bella”

In a tuxedo, I’m a star. In regular clothes, I’m a nobody.

Dean Martin

3. Men’s Warehouse-Five

Maybe they invited me because they know I have a tuxedo.

Kurt Vonnegut

Groom and Groomsmen in Black Peak Tuxedos on the beach

4. Beautiful Girls Man in a Tux

In the modern world, there’s no such thing as formality. A dinner jacket used to mean a tuxedo, you know?

Noah Emmerich

5. Luke, I am your well-dressed uncle

Having rain on your tuxedo is a pretty good reminder that you’re not James Bond.

Joel Edgerton

6. Equal parts awesome and cringy

… a feeling at once destructive, romantic, and grand–like falling into a swimming pool dressed in a tuxedo.

Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

7. Not just black and white

Wearing a tuxedo isn’t as simple as it sounds. I’ve been to a lot of award shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes. It’s surprisingly easy to go off the rails.

Paul Feig

8. Late-night tux show

Success is a lot like a bright, white tuxedo. You feel terrific when you get it, but then you’re desperately afraid of getting it dirty, of spoiling it in any way.

Conan O’Brien 

Groom and Groomsmen in Blue Notch Tuxedos in downtown Chicago

9. Tux and Tie

This is truffle season / Tom Ford tuxedos for no reason.

Jay Z (featured on Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie”)

10. The Good, the Bad, and the Well-dressed

Audiences just naturally hate me on screen. I could play a role in a tuxedo, and people would think I was rotten. You can do much more with a villain part.

Lee Van Cleef

11. Proceed with invincibility

What is it about wearing a tuxedo or that little black dress, that makes us feel confident, beautiful, splendid, even invincible?
We put on formal wear and suddenly we become extraordinary.
On the days when you feel low and invisible, why not try this on for size: imagine you are wearing a fantastic tailored tuxedo or a stunning formal gown.
And then proceed with your day.

Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

12. The best kind of twinning

Women take clothing much more seriously than men. I’ve never seen a man walk into a party and say “Oh, my God, I’m so embarrassed; get me out of here. There’s another man wearing a black tuxedo.”

Rita Rudner

Closeup of Groom in Black Shawl Tuxedo holding a drink

If those can’t convince you to wear a tuxedo, then nothing can. You shouldn’t worry though, Menguin has over 21 different styles to choose from, including great tuxedos.

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Image Credits:

  • Victoria Heer Photography – @victoriaheerphotography
  • Melissa Marie Photography – @melissamariephoto
  • Halle Morgan Photography – @hallemorganphoto

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