Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Janine Giorgenti


8 Ways to Rock your Holiday Black-Tie Event

Think like a star. Look like a star. Be the star.

By Janine Giorgenti

It’s the most wonderful time of year! A time filled with holiday parties, gatherings, and the all-important black-tie events. This is your chance to dress to impress your network of colleagues, your significant other, and your friends. It’s your time to shine, so make it happen!

Use these tips to help you attain a look – for your next black-tie affair – that you will be proud of for years to come.

1) Let your personality shine!

Just because you’re wearing a tux doesn’t mean it must be the traditional, boring penguin suit. Dress up your tux with accessories that reflect your personal style. Don’t be afraid to set the trend! Try a unique tux shirt and adorn it with a cool-looking vest and tie.

2) Sweet old memories.

Remember, these pictures will last a lifetime, literally. The wrong outfit could cause years of embarrassment. So don’t choose something silly, tacky or over-the-top just to get a laugh out of your friends or colleagues. We live in an social media centered era; these pictures will be on yours and your friend’s Facebook profiles for your entire network to see!


3) The fitting image!

The tux must fit properly. The tuxedo should fit comfortably without pulling, puckering, sagging or drooping. Remember, you will likely put those dance moves – that you’ve been working on – to the test. Make sure your tuxedo will allow for a free range of movement.

4) Accessories add the finishing touch.

Finish off the look of your tuxedo with the right accessories, which include a vest or cummerbund, tie or bow tie, tuxedo shirt, tuxedo shoes, pocket square, cuff links and studs and the right hosiery.

5) When a little bling is required.

Tuxedo shirts require cufflinks and studs. Here is where you can flaunt your personal taste, by choosing from simple gold knots to gorgeous inlays. You don’t have to spend a fortune. Unless the set is under a jeweler’s loupe, costume cufflinks and studs will achieve the same look.


6) Press to impress! 

Make sure that you have your tux pressed, clean and ready to go. Don’t leave it crumpled on your closet floor or the back seat of your car. Wrinkles, spots and creases will ruin your look.

7) To “tie” for.

The four-in hand tie is a great look, but you may need some practice to get the perfect knot.


8) Remember Fred Astaire?

Your tuxedo will require tuxedo shoes. These are different from your regular day shoes. They are shiny patent leather. To ward off blisters, wear them a little a few days before to get used to them and break them in.

Enjoy, have fun, and remember the most important ‘C’ word of the night – confidence!


Listen up! Christmas and New Years are rapidly approaching. Don’t risk looking anything but your very best for that private black-tie affair. Schedule your fitting with Janine Giorgenti at Giorgenti’s Garden City location!

Call (516) 200-4088 (office) or (646) 957-6916 (cell).

The Garden City showroom is located at:

1325 Franklin Avenue
Suite 255
Garden City, NY 11530

About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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8 Ways to Rock your Holiday Black-Tie Event

by Janine Giorgenti