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Buy4Less Tuxedo Explains the Functionality and Differences of Vests and Cummerbunds

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Updated 8:00 AM CST, Fri, December 13,2019

Trenton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/13/2019 -- As a leading provider of designer tuxedo shirts, Buy4Less Tuxedo understands the importance of elegance and harmony in every piece of a modern-day tuxedo. While jackets, shirts, shoes, bow ties, and trousers have changed dramatically over the years, an element of formal wear particularly steeped in tradition is what men wear on their waist: cummerbund or vest (also known as a waistcoat).

These two options are certainly not extraneous accessories, as they each serve a purpose that contributes to the overall goal of a tuxedo itself: to showcase sophistication while concealing all of the functional components that a standard suit may leave exposed. Satin and silk facing on coat and vest buttons, stripes covering exposed trouser seams, and studs and cufflinks replacing traditional buttons are all examples of how the tuxedo distances itself from an everyday suit. The decision in question is no exception, as both a vest and a cummerbund are designed to hide where the trousers meet the shirt, while still exposing the shirt front's style, material, and color.

Color options are simple for both — a dark blue or black, with black being the more flexible option. While there are many print and design options for both, keep in mind that the bowtie should match, as well. A cummerbund's material should be the same as the jacket's lapel facing, and a vest's material will be the same as the jacket, with its buttons covered in the silk that's on the coat.

The black-tie variety of a waistcoat differs from the vest of a three-piece suit in various ways. While a vest accentuates the shirt front, half of a cummerbund should cover the trousers with the other half covering the shirt. Historical context aside, selecting one or the other comes down to personal style. Traditionally, a rotund body type can benefit visually from a vest, while a cummerbund draws even more attention to the waist.

This formal wear company encourages individuals looking to buy a tuxedo shirt, cummerbund, or vest to contact Buy4Less Tuxedo today.

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