Which way to wear a Cummerbund?

Hi, I went to the suit rental shop yesterday to rent a Tuxedo for prom, and when the assistant was putting the cummerbund on me, he said that you wear it pleats down. Now I have heard before you wear it pleats up, to catch the crumbs when you eat. So this has made me confused as to which way I should wear it, so I thought I’d come here and ask.

So, do you wear a cummerbund pleats up or down?

Thanks in advance.

4 Replies to “Which way to wear a Cummerbund?”

  1. Up. The crumb-catching thing is an old wives’ tale; you shouldn’t be dropping crumbs on your tux, anyway! The pleats were originally deeper, and were a place you could stick your tickets for a concert.

  2. I should amend that to say that the crumb-catching thing is still a good way to remember which direction, but that’s not what it’s really for. I used that to remember all the way through grade school, though.

  3. Yeah, I know that is not what it is for, its just that is the way I have heard it be described and that was the easiest way I could describe it. Anyway, thanks for your answer.

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