Cummerbunds

Cummerbunds

A cummerbund – a piece of fabric wrapped around the waist of a dress shirt - can be worn in place of a formal vest at a black tie event, or special occasion. Cummerbunds come in a variety of shades and fabrics. Alternatively, you can choose from one of our cummerbund and bow tie sets.

Cummerbunds

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  • Black Poly Cummerbund
  • Burgundy Poly Cummerbund
  • White Poly Cummerbund
  • Red Poly Cummerbund
  • Royal Blue Poly Cummerbund
  • White Silk Cummerbund
  • Black Poly Cummerbund & Pre-Tied Bow Tie Set
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  • Black Silk Cummerbund
  • Navy Blue Poly Cummerbund
  • Red Silk Cummerbund
  • Silver Poly Cummerbund
  • Gold Silk Cummerbund
  • Ivory Poly Cummerbund
  • Orange Poly Cummerbund
  • Bright Pink Poly Cummerbund
  • Pink Poly Cummerbund
  • Yellow Poly Cummerbund
  • Lilac Poly Cummerbund
  • Peach Poly Cummerbund
  • White with Black Polka Dots Silk Jacquard Cummerbund
  • Black/Grey Swirl Silk Cummerbund
  • Blue Paisley Silk Cummerbund
  • Black Paisley Silk Cummerbund
  • Alexander Dobell Black Skinny Cummerbund
  • Burgundy Silk Cummerbund
  • Union Jack Poly Cummerbund
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Like many formal garments, the cummerbund started life as military-wear. It was worn by British officers in colonial India as a cooler alternative to the waistcoat, and was later picked up for general wear by civilians. The word cummerbund stems from ‘karmaband’, which was a Persian garment literally meaning ‘waist-band’. The cummerbund is a wide piece of fabric that wraps around the waist – now worn as an optional alternative to a waistcoat at black tie events.

Although simple, the cummerbund is a wardrobe essential for anyone who regularly attends formal dinners and events. It pulls in the waist and creates a flattering figure, whilst giving the body room to breathe (limiting the risk of sweat patches). It also provides an attractive splash of color at special occasions such as weddings, enabling the wearer to get creative and show a little personality. As well as our formal range in demure colors, we also stock a number of different patterns and shades to spice up a classic tuxedo or suit.

Cummerbunds serve a number of purposes – from keeping the wearer cool and slimming the silhouette, to catching crumbs at table and providing a safe place to keep tickets. The cummerbund helps create the powerful v-shape of white at the front of a tuxedo when the jacket is on. Without it, there would be too much billowing shirt material messing up the aesthetic.

Stray from the norm by opting for a cummerbund instead of a vest at your next formal event or wedding. They can be chosen as groomsmen wedding attire, or for the groom himself. Match the color of your cummerbund with the bridesmaid’s dresses for a coordinated look.