The Semi-Formal Tuxedo Shirt

Anonymous asked: "how can you rock a tuxedo shirt?? semi formal events included."

Nothing gets me more excited than the ruffles on a tuxedo shirt. (They take me back to high school orchestra. Anyone, anyone? OK, moving right along…) We all know that anyone can rock a tuxedo shirt in a tuxedo, but can you rock one without shiny shoes and a cumber bun? 

Like most of my answers on this blog, you can do anything! But here’s the trick: wearing a tuxedo shirt without a tuxedo is bucking tradition, so go ‘head, and wear those sneakers, roll up the sleeves, and don’t wash your hair.

(From franciscolachowskifiles.com. Sorry Sean, When I found this picture of my internet boy crush, I had to add it. - Sonny)

(From franciscolachowskifiles.comSorry Sean, When I found this picture of my internet boy crush, I had to add it. - Sonny)

Here are three ideas for rocking a tuxedo shirt:

Tuxedo Set 1
Tuxedo Set 2

Jeans + Vest + Tuxedo Shirt + Ascot + Chuck Taylor’s (I’m thinking high brow/low brow w/ sass.)Tuxedo Set 2 by qwear featuring tux shirts

Khakis + Braces + Oxfords or Boots + Tuxedo shirt + undone bow tie.

Tuxedo Set 3

Tuxedo Set 3 by qwear featuring theory blazer

Slacks + tuxedo shirt + blazer + wingtips + top-button swag + sleeves rolled up + bracelets.