Now Trending: Tuxedo 2.0

No collar, no tie, no problem — here’s how to shake up nighttime chic

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


It’s time for guys to disrupt the usual eveningwear ensemble. No longer is it necessary to follow the same black-tie rules that have been in place for ages. Break with tradition — leave the tie at home, forget the white shirt with tail and make a statement with your shoes. Look to Alexander McQueen and Fendi for a little embellishment, to Dior for a modern take on a tailcoat and to NO 21 for a boot worth shouting out.


FENDI top and pants, prices upon request, and CARTIER sunglasses, $1,145.


BURBERRY pants, $820, and shoes, $890.


GIORGIO ARMANI suit, $2,695, BUCK MASON T-shirt, $42, and NO. 21 BY ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA shoes, $995.


ALEXANDER McQUEEN suit and shoes, prices upon request.






BERLUTI oxford shoes, $1680, shop here.


TOM FORD chelsea boots, $2150, shop here.
DOLCE & GABBANA cotton shirt, $945, shop here.


FAVOURBOOK tuxedo shirt, $245, shop here.
KINGSMAN tuxedo jacket, $1,995, shop here.


COMMON PROJECTS leather sneakers, $430, shop here.


HELMUT LANG tuxedo coat, $970, shop here.
HUGO BOSS tuxedo shirt, $150, shop here.


CONVERSE x JW ANDERSON chuck taylor sneakers, $140, shop here.
GUCCI silk twill cummerbund, $335, shop here.


VALENTINO x BIRKENSTOCK leather slides, $495, shop here.


SAINT LAURENT wool blazer, $4,490, shop here.
PRADA bow tie, $180, shop here.


GUCCI silk twill cummerbund, $335, shop here.
MR. LEIGHT sunglasses, $665, shop here.


TOGA VIRILIS leather slides, $370, shop here.


RALPH LAUREN bow tie, $175, shop here.
GIVENCHY silk cummerbund, $385, shop here.


Model: DEVON DRAKKAR at Next Management
Grooming: DEE DALY at Opus Beauty using Dior Beauty and Oribe


Feature image: DIOR MEN jacket, $2,400, pants, $890, and shoes, $1,450, and CAROLINA LEMKE sunglasses, $75.


This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 Men’s Edition of C Magazine.

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