A Publication of Bavender Custom Clothiers
October 2014



"To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about."

 - Luciano Barbera 







Formalwear is governed by an established set of style guidelines, and many gentlemen prefer their tuxedo to be traditional in every detail. However, others desire to create their own signature look with formalwear. If you find yourself looking to customize your tuxedo, the following customization options can help you make your tuxedo truly your own.


LAPELS: While peak lapels are the most common, and a singular option choice for style purists, excellent results in personal style can be obtained with your choice of a well-crafted shawl collar or even elegantly designed notched lapels.


COLORS: White or black is always appropriate for formal settings, but you can mix and match: consider creating an ivory dinner jacket styled with a shawl collar. The jacket may be paired with black tuxedo trousers. Your shirt may also be either black or white-as may your tie. Creating an ensemble that flatters you and creates a dashing look are the tuxedo's raison d'�tre.


TIES: Bow tie, long (four in hand) black or white tie, no tie with mandarin collar-they all command attention. Try contrasting studs and cufflinks to create a bolder personal look.


SHOES: While black patent leather shoes are always correct, your options are not as limited anymore. Elegant matte lace-ups or even slip-ons Can support your formalwear. Make sure your footwear is in pristine, well-shined shape.


When creating your custom tuxedo, remember that elegance is simplicity. Use the stark black-and-white tones of your formalwear to advantage as you embrace the clean lines and elegant tailoring that make a custom tuxedo fit in perfectly, or stand out in the crowd.


Kingford Bavender

Question: Can I wear a vest with lapels under my suit coat?


Answer: The beauty of custom clothing is being able to create your individual look and that includes vests with lapels under your suit coat. Be sure that the extra thickness of the lapels does not look overly bulky with your coat on.


Remember that, with custom clothing, you always have options. You may save the vest with lapels for days that you'll be going coatless for much of the time. If you're unsure what look you prefer, please give us a call so we can work together to create a fantastic signature look for you.
Save on Custom Formal Wear 

Have you ever wanted your own tuxedo or dinner jacket for special occasions? 

Custom made formal wear is an investment in your professional and social image and will serve you for years. 

Now through November 15 purchase custom made formal wear starting at $995, a 15% reduction.  Our offer includes tuxedo or dinner jacket with trouser, formal shirt and tie. 

Schedule your appointment to select cloth and styling options by contacting Kingford Bavender.

Phone or text: 612.750.9486
Email: Kingford@Bavender.com  
Email: kingford@bavender.com
Phone: (612) 750-9486
Web: http://www.bavender.com/