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Mar, 1 2023

How to Build a Tuxedo Online

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Doing your own tuxedo shopping can be intimidating, especially when you’re shopping online. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. But don’t worry - building a tuxedo online is easier than you might think! Here are our top tips for creating the perfect custom tuxedo online.

Save Time with our Look Builder

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At Menguin, we specialize in helping you dress for your special day. Try our Look Builder online tool to style your look from head-to-toe. With Look Builder, you can hand-select every element of your tuxedo rental, calculate cost, and even save your looks to reference later. Create multiple looks and choose your favorite one to rent.

Build your Tux Online

Building your own tuxedo online can be easy and stress-free if you know what to do. Follow these steps to start creating your look.

Determine the Dress Code

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The first step to build your tux online is to determine what the dress code is, and how formal you want to be. It’s always okay to dress up a little more than you need to, but always make sure you meet the minimum dress code requirements. For example, a formal wedding will require a more formal look than, say, a cocktail party. Once you’ve determined the level of dress code and formality, you can start to narrow down your choices.

Choose a Tuxedo Style

Tuxedos come in all shapes and sizes, and with a wide range of accessories. Before you can begin to customize your tuxedo, you’ll need to decide on a style. Are you looking for a classic, timeless look, or are you more interested in a more contemporary style? Do you prefer a slim fit or something more relaxed? Whatever you choose, try to stay true to your personal style. If you usually wear more loose clothing in your daily life, go for the relaxed look over the slim fit. The last thing you want to be is uncomfortable on the big day.

Next, decide on what type of jacket you want. If the dress code doesn’t specify what jacket you should wear, start considering what you want. Do you prefer a classic single-breasted suit, or a modern double-breasted style? Other options include a three-piece suit, a tuxedo-style blazer, or a tuxedo vest.

Choose the Right Fabric

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To make a tux online, you’ll need to pick the right fabric. Most tuxedos are made of wool or wool blends, but there are many other options, such as polyester or microfiber. The fabric you choose can help create the look you’re going for. Make sure to consider things like weather, fabric breathability, and wrinkle resistance.

Select your Accessories

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The right accessories can take your tuxedo from good to great. Luckily, there’s a plethora of great tuxedo accessories to choose from! If you want a more classic look, select a printed or colorful cummerbund to flatter your waist. If you want an accessory that’s a little more demure, opt for a pocket square or flower to complement your jacket. Selecting accessories in colors that pop are also an easy and understated way to accessorize a tux. After all, less is more when it comes to tuxedos.

Measure Yourself

Once you’ve chosen the pieces that make up your tuxedo, it’s time to measure yourself. Menguin walks you through how to take your measurements with our tux builder. Be sure to take all of your measurements so you can order the tuxedo that’s perfect for you. You can recruit a good friend to help you do this. Check out our guide to taking your measurements for a tuxedo if you need help.

Place Your Order

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The final step! Once you’ve finished customizing your tuxedo, it’s time to place your order. Be sure to double-check all your measurements and selections before placing your order. Ideally, you want to order your tuxedo with enough time in case there are any last-minute adjustments you want to make.

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