Grooms: Right & Wrong Bowties

Today we’re pleased to present Rik Ducar, the owner of Rik Ducar, a menswear store with locations in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Rik Ducar was awarded Citysearch’s Best of 2009 in Men’s Formal wear and in 2009 won nationwide Rental Retailer of the Year. Their boutiques, have the latest and greatest in Men’s Formalwear with personal service and amazing selection. They offer custom suits, rentals, and ready-to-wear, along with shoes and accessories. Today Rik will be giving grooms tips on bowties:

Working with brides and grooms on a daily basis shows me just how much the award shows have an effect on formal dress for men. Top events like the Oscars, Golden Globes and the Emmys are sure to give men excellent cues on how best to dress with a black-tie style. A-List stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and John Hamm look elegant by keeping things simple, while others dare to be different and often with disastrous results. It all begins with a great fitting tux, elegant and equally good-fitting shirt, and the stylistically appropriate accessory pieces. No long ties with peak lapels please, bowties only.

Men’s style is a visual idea. Other style prognosticators prefer fancy advice and clever banter. Not so much from me…Let me show you what I mean. I will show you the following looks:

1. Elegant: the right way

John Hamm in Gucci Peak Lapel Tux

Brad Pitt in Dolce and Gabanna Double- Breasted Peak Lapel~George Clooney in Armani Notch Lapel Tux

2. Getting By, with Potential to Shine

Jeff Probst knows better--too casual for the red carpet- nice tux though. Chest hairs aren't an accessory.

3. Don’t Try This at Home: Room to improve…Dramatically

Ty Burrell looks out of place in this piece. Same tux, just in black would have been great!

Robert Downey is playing with the style media. Big, blue and awful

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