Why it’s poor form for any gentleman to wear a wristwatch with a tuxedo

Were you aware that at a black tie events it’s most definitely against current social conventions for anyone to accompany a wristwatch with their tuxedo?

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You may never have heard this before, but like it or not, this is not the time to be showcasing your finestantiquewrist watches. This is still a topic that’s been debated heavily in the men’s fashion world for a long time however.

Just to give you a little insight, shedding some light on the matter if you will, there is a very simple explanation as to why it’s a fashion faux pas.

It dates back to the old days. It was/still is a mark of disrespect to your host to be checking the time when one should be focusing one’s attention on having a good time, socialising, and relaxing, not what you have to do next.

So now that’s been cleared up, we can confirm that you should leave those fine movements at home.

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