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What is a cummerbund?
Cummerbund is a waist wear which more or less is like a belt or sash of any formal or semiformal wear of men. Through many ages, Men's suits have undergone many changes in the outfits and accessories. Cummerbund often accompanies black tie.
Black tie is none other than the semi formal suits or the suits that is a stage lesser in rank to white tie – the most formal suit for men. Cummerbund has a interesting history behind. It was first developed in the Asian countries from where the colonial British military personnel adapted for their formal wear. Then sooner, cummerbund was into the semi formal suits.
The more interesting fact is that cummerbund is the only wear that is universal unlike many men's suits that is predestined to western origin.
Cummerbunds best suit the tuxedo suits and they are preferred to wedding tuxedos. Cummerbunds comes in various colors and when they are with matching pants and contrasting shirts, shows an excellent combination and panache. They also match the three piece suits for men. Usually they are not worn with double breasted coats.