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Aug 17, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

With awards season in full gear, we’re seeing many of Hollywood’s leading men dressing to the nines on the red carpet.  So, today we’re sharing the top tips on properly wearing a tuxedo.

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One of our favorite guides to dressing for black tie comes from a 2012 New York Times article.

Tip #1: Shoulder fit is crucial

Tip #2: Put on a bowtie and be sure to know how to tie your own knot

Tip #3: Take a good measurement of your neck

Tip #4: In a Standard two-button suit, the break should be at your belly button

Tip #5: Shirts feel better with a taper

Tip #6: The half inch rule on the cuff is a must

Tip #7: Pant legs should have a modest break on the toe

Tip #8: No cuff on tuxedo trousers

Tip #9: Avoid lots of detail on the shoes

Tip #10: A simple steel watch with black leather strap is best

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

There are of course ways to show a bit of individuality or make a statement. One can be with the shoes you pair with the ensemble, like the Ralph Lauren loafers this wedding party chose. Of course, the bow tie is a great opportunity to try something different, and pocket squares becoming the hottest accessory- we like these by Ramply & Co.

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Aug 17, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

One of my favorite photos to see after a wedding are the styled jewel shots that our talented photographers create for our clients. Feeling like a nice, pretty, and simple roundup of jewels is a perfect way to kick off this Monday Roundup…

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Liz Banfield

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Elizabeth Messina 

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Aug 17, 2018

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Everyone knows what a wedding destination Charleston has become, as well as a fashion destination0- and now they are coming together with a new player in the designer arena. We are big big fans of Mason Hosker, whose flagship boutique is now open in Charleston.  I can’t wait to wear a couple of their pieces this week to Charleston Wedding Week.

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Mason Hosker is a designer dress label made in New York City’s garment district by southern designer and Charleston resident Danielle Mason Hosker.  Known for its glamorous silhouettes, decadent fabrics and couture craftsmanship, Mason Hosker is sold in boutiques nationwide, online at Rent the Ruway and now at the flagship store in Charleston, South Carolina.

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In conjunction with Charleston Wedding Week, their bespoke bridal collection will debut tomorrow during a champagne reception at the store on 17 State Street from 4-6 PM.  They will also be hosting an Emmy of London shoe trunk show.  These haute couture shoes are a favorite of HRH Kate Middleton and sister Pippa.

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I see so many of their pieces working for the fashion forward bride looking for something different for Friday night festivities, or debuting their new bauble at an engagement party or celebration.  And, many options for the super chic Mother of the Bride, and Bridal Party.  I mean, scroll all the way down to the red gown with pockets- super fab!

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