The British military personnel who were posted in India around 1850 used to wear sashes imitating the Indian royals around their waist called “kamarbands” now cummerbunds, kamar meaning ‘waist.’ British officers were impressed by the luxurious waist sashes worn by Indian gentlemen and decided to incorporate the style into their dress. Cummerbunds were a cooler option than wearing a vest for the Britishers who were stationed in India.
This piece of waist-wear gradually became an integral part while wearing a tuxedo. Custom cummerbunds are indispensable with the formal wears. They are widest around the front and were adopted as a warm-weather alternative to the black tie waistcoat. You can see them either in the high-profile events or the Oscars red carpet. Personalized cummerbunds give a unique look that is completely different from the usual outfit we wear while attending a formal event. Although they are not seen everywhere, for maintaining an exclusivity of your attire, cummerbunds are simply irreplaceable.
How cummerbunds can redefine your look-
Selecting an appropriate-color cummerbund is really important. Simple, solid colors are the most elegant and safest bet. People love to wear red cummerbunds during Christmas. If you are attending a marriage ceremony, you need to select the color according to your tie and handkerchief. If you are unsure, go for a custom-made black cummerbund would be your best choice. The primary function of customized cummerbund is to eliminate that unsightly white ‘V’ of dress shirt that pokes out below the button of a single-breasted dinner or tuxedo jacket that makes you look stronger and more masculine.
The best thing about this formal wear is irrespective of the physical shape of an individual, anybody can wear cummerbunds with a stylish custom tie or with a bow tie. Cummerbunds can have quite a slimming look for your tuxedo outfit. Men tend to look taller with a slim waist when wearing a cummerbund.