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What IS the purpose of a cummerbund, exactly? We’ll explore that, and more, in our step by step guide on how to put on a cummerbund, wear it well, and feel like the sharpest dressed man in the room.
If you’re baffled by the cummerbund, you’re not alone. If you thought it was spelled “cumberbun” and aren’t entirely sure how to wear it, have no fear. Here’s a step by step guide on how to put on and wear this crucial tux accessory.
So, what is the purpose of the cummerbund? Short Story: it looks fantastic. Longer story: it has a fascinating history that dates back to the 1850’s. Though trends have come and gone over the past 200+ years, the cummerbund still looks best when paired with a sharp bowtie.
A word of caution: though we love cummerbunds, some men are better suited to vests. If you’re not confident about your middle area, a vest may be a more flattering and comfortable choice.
Even if you’re not quite at the ready to commit stage, keep in mind that Generation Tux gives grooms the chance to perfect your look months before the wedding by offering a free Home Try-on for the groom, and they deliver everyone’s outfit 14 days prior to your event. With 21 styles to choose from and thousands of accessory options— including cummerbunds in plenty of colors— you are sure to find the right look for you.