How to Personalize Your Tuxedo

Four ways to personalize your penguin suit.
by Heather Levine
  1. You're Classic

    photo by Anita Calero

    Stick to the basics: sterling-silver cuff links, a black bow tie and a satin cummerbund.

    Sterling cuff links, $140, LinksofLondon.com; satin bow tie, $52, and cummerbund, $75, JCrew.com

  2. You're Trendy

    photo by Anita Calero

    Tiny touches, like snazzy shoes, argyle socks and paisley cuff links, add a cool, fashion-forward vibe but aren't too edgy.

    Lace-up shoes by Ted Baker London, $200, Zappos.com; paisley patterned cuff links by Ted Baker London, $100, Macys.com for stores; argyle socks, $9, BananaRepublic.com

  3. You're Dapper

    photo by Anita Calero

    Taking a page out of The Great Gatsby? A classic white bow tie, a pair of patent leather shoes and gemstone cuff links help give a tux an even fancier feel.

    White bow tie, $15, TheTieBar.com; patent leather shoes, $325, AllenEdmonds.com; topaz and black spinel cuff links, $365, SuzanneFelsen.com

  4. You're Sleek

    photo by Anita Calero

    Make James Bond proud (we're talking about the Daniel Craig 007) and keep it simple with a slim necktie, a pocket square and a leather-banded watch.

    Thin necktie, $100, US.ThomasPink.com; pocket square, $38, JCrew.com; watch by Emporio Armani, $195,Bloomingdales.com

    Photography by Anita Calero
    Styling by Elizabeth Press

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