Tuxedo Trends: Black Stripe ‘Ridge’ and Camouflage ‘Alpine’ Tuxedos

Along with the many new features made available to you by the recently released version of MyTuxedoCatalog.com,  we gained the ability to graphically track the website’s traffic and determine the most popular, most regularly viewed styles.  This information is valuable to businesses and consumers alike, so we’ve been watching with a close eye and will be reporting periodically any interesting tuxedo trends we find.

As a trend, grey tuxedos are one of the most popular colors of prom tuxedos AND wedding tuxedos for 2011, so you might think that the two most popular tuxedo styles this year would be grey as well, but you’d be wrong.  Just like the title of this post indicates, the two single most popular, most regularly viewed tuxedo styles on MyTuxedoCatalog.com presently are:


The Jean Yves Black Stripe ‘Ridge’ Tuxedo Coat

Jean Yves Black Stripe 'Ridge' Tuxedo Coat

It's difficult to improve upon classic traditon in formal wear, but the black stripe 'Ridge' tuxedo coat by Jean Yves manages to. This elegant tuxedo coat is tailored to "hug" your ribs for a thinner, more complimentary look. Coupled with its other features like a 2 button single breasted front, satin notch lapels, satin besom pockets, and fashioned from an incredibly luxurious Super 130's Wool with subtle black stripe, this tuxedo coat is the perfect centerpiece for your prom, wedding, or black tie ensemble.


The BCT Camouflage ‘Alpine’ Tuxedo Coat

BCT Camouflage 'Alpine' Tuxedo Coat

Clearly, not ALL camouflage is great for blending in. With the camouflage 'Alpine' tuxedo coat by Bright Colored Tuxedos, you can be sure to stand out! This tuxedo coat incorporates a 2 button single breasted front, self notch lapels, black satin trim, self flap pockets, and is fashioned from an official Mossy Oak Break-Up pattern polyester material. If camouflage is your thing, try this out for your prom, wedding, or anywhere you want to dress up and be yourself!


When I first learned that the two most regularly viewed coats on MyTuxedoCatalog.com were the Black Stripe ‘Ridge’ Tuxedo and the Camouflage ‘Alpine’ Tuxedo, it struck me as a little ironic.  I mean, Black and Camouflage; traditionally the two things you wear when you’re trying NOT to be noticed.  I was equally surprised by the stark contrast between the two styles.  The Black Stripe ‘Ridge’ Tuxedo clearly caters to elegant formal tradition.  The Camouflage ‘Alpine’ Tuxedo, well… not really.  My confusion, however, was short lived.

Armed with this new insight into popularity, I took a closer look.  It’s actually pretty clear why these two coats are enjoying the limelight together.  They speak to an audience.  They inspire confidence.  They make a memorable occasion that much more so.  But mostly, more than anything else, they’re just… Cool.

If you’d like to know where you can rent these styles, feel free to use our Store Locater to find a local dealer near you!  When placing a rental order, we highly recommend that you…

  • Place your rental order At Least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Pick a 2nd choice that you’d be happy with, just to be on the safe side.
  • Thank the nice people at your local dealer.  They’re working hard to make sure you look your best!

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