"A gentleman leaves nothing to chance- not his clothing, nor his physical appearance." 
(The Suit as Lifestyle: Self-image, Etiquette & Manners,2014)



Shae - Wardrobe Stylist
Let Shae shape up your wardrobe.   As a personal stylist for Class Act Tuxedo, I have had the opportunity to dress and shop for men  of all ages and from different career backgrounds. My goal is to help eliminate ill-fitting and outdated garments in your wardrobe that do not go with your desired appearance.   With over 12 years of experience, many of our customers visit several  times  a month with the confidence that they will look great for the occasion.  

In addition to shopping for customers, all alterations are done on site by our in house tailor (Sal).  This service includes: Pant Hem - Cuffed or Straight bottom, Waist Adjustment, Jacket Sides - Take in or Let out, Jacket Sleeve - Shorten or Lengthen.

   
We are what we wear, so "why not put your best outfit on each day?"  For a complimentary consultation call or stop by Class Act Tuxedo (951-296-5885).  Please visit this page periodically to see what's current in Formal, Business Attire.   

Wardrobe credits: Styling Our Customers, Reality Shows, Red Carpet events, Film Festivals, Boxing events, Award Shows, Video/Film and Theater.  Shae, along with her husband Sal, is the author of "The Suit as Lifestyle (Best Suit for the Occasion)" 2015 and  "The Suit As Lifestyle: Self-Image, Etiquette & Manners" 2014.  Books are available at London Publishing & Company and Amazon.com.


Wardrobe Suggestions:

  • The key to looking your best in a tuxedo or suit is to be measured properly to ensure a fit that best suits your body type.  
  • Don't hesitate to mix patterns, colors and textures.  Various combinations can make a basic suit look extraordinary.  
  • To showcase more of your tie consider wearing a shirt with a medium to full spread collar. 



 Modern/Tailored fit suit 

Unlike the Classic fit, which has more room in the shoulders, the modern suit is more tailored in the shoulders and waist.

Slim fit  suit  

The Slim Fit Suit is different from a modern/standard fit suit in that the lapel is slimmer, the fit across the chest, waist and arms are slightly more narrow.




One Suit / Two great looks: As they say, "it's all in the details." You can rock one great looking suit and make it exceptional each time by changing the color of accessories. As shown, a classic grey suit or tuxedo can be transformed by wearing a white or black shirt.




Rounding Out The Edge:

The Shawl Lapel is a classic and of the lapel selections the most elegant. Due to its subtle appearance the suit should without a doubt be fitted to draw attention to the collar.  The look is relaxed and sophisticated.



Why not try something Blue:

A Navy Blue tuxedo or suit is an elegant addition to your wardrobe.  

Sometimes less is more

Missing from outfit are the studs on shirt and a vest.

When Black is enough 

Wearing a black pinstripe suit with a black shirt and black textured tie (tone on tone) can be just the right amount of cool for any occasion. With a tone on tone look always add texture /pattern to elevate your look. As with this photo - all black definitely is not boring. 



"Black Tie" - Think Classic James Bond

“Black tie” apparel is worn to private and public dinners, dances and parties.  

"White Tie" - Think Classic Fred Astaire (pictured)

"White tie” is the most formal of all dress codes. To be invited to such an event is a high honor -they tend to be prestigious and exclusive.  



Not Sure what to wear?  

Keep it clean, simple and elegant with a classic 2 button notch lapel.  Perfect for any occasion.

Dressing for the Holidays 

 It’s that time of year when we can pull out our stored sweaters and do some nice layering with a tuxedo or suit. Put a spin on tradition and replace the tuxedo shirt or button down dress shirt with a handsome turtleneck sweater or cardigan.  



This Spring and Summer mix it up with color, and patterns. The right color combination is key to pulling your look together. 

The Summer Suit look is a tailored fitted suit made out of lightweight materials (wool, cotton, linen, and seersucker).  The suit is light in color (white, cream, ivory, browns, and grays) and accessorized with light pastels. 



Mix it Up: Patterns, Colors, and Textures 

Complete the look  with a stylish fedora




The Bow Tie has become quite popular and is an essential accessory  when wearing a tuxedo.  
Neck ties should complement your outfit in color and pattern, and should be proportioned to your body (height and weight).  




Suspenders or Braces- What used to be considered for older men or to keep your pants from falling down is now one of the hottest accessories in formal wear and business attire. Suspenders add the unexpected element to a suit. When on they just seem like they belong. They come in a variety of styles, colors and textures. Just one more detail to give us something to pay attention to and to talk about.... 

Spread Collar - Modern Look that shows more of the tie knot

The Pocket Square: The pocket square is a square piece of hemmed fabric that is worn in the breast pocket of a jacket or blazer.  With 72 ways to fold a pocket square (Tweedsman Vintage), this small accessory has the ability to transform your look whether its business, formal or casual. To highlight your personal style wear a pocket square that has a contrasting color and pattern from the tie, and experiment with some of the different folds.  Pictured are some of the many ways you can fold a pocket square. 

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