How To Put On A Cummerbund

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Befud­dled by the cum­mer­bund? (And yes, that’s right. We might still say “cum­ber­bun,” but that’s not how it’s spelled!) Here’s a step by step guide to how to put on and wear a cum­mer­bund, an essen­tial piece of the tuxe­do.

A cum­mer­bund is worn with a bow tie for a com­plet­ed tux look. This allows you to show off those cool studs in your shirt. And remem­ber: the pleats go up.

Also, for anoth­er style tip, if you are wor­ried about your thick­er waist, opt for a vest instead. Cum­mer­bunds can tend to accen­tu­ate, rather than cov­er up, your waist.

Curi­ous where these odd tuxe­do acces­sories orig­i­nat­ed? Read all about the fas­ci­nat­ing his­to­ry of the cum­mer­bund here.

More “How-to” videos can be found on our blog and YouTube chan­nel.

Not quite to the putting-every­thing-on stage yet? No prob­lem. Keep in mind, Gen­er­a­tion Tux gives grooms the chance to per­fect your look months before the wed­ding and deliv­ers everyone’s out­fit 14 days pri­or to your event. With 21 styles to choose from and thou­sands of acces­so­ry options, you are sure to find the right look for you.

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