- Androgynous, sexy and sophisticated – all hail the
after-dark classic, says
Do you remember those cut-out outfits you could put onto paper dolls when you were a child? Honestly, the hours of enjoyment I used to get out of folding over those little tabs, creating all those different looks for my cardboard dolly. What would be the one outfit I would cut out first, if I had one of those dolls now? The tuxedo, that’s what. Indeed, in my head, as I write this, I am snipping away, its sharp outline making it so easy to cut on the dotted line.
Why the tuxedo? Because it is such a core, fail-safe yet glamorous look for evening. I tell you, if Savile Row taylor Anderson & Sheppard did tuxedos for
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