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ONGala Fashion suits: not only wedding suits for groom

The brand Ottavio Nuccio Gala is not only famous for the production and marketing of wedding suits for groom, but it is also for its fashion suits now popular all over the world as the perfect outfit for gala events, cocktail parties or luxury ceremonies.



We are talking about those suits by the more youthful style that enhance the taste of the younger generation and that can be worn without feeling the weight of an outrageously classic suit that never makes them feel at ease.

A clothing brand, regardless of what is intended to produce and sell, must always be attentive to the implicit demands of the customers in order to move forward and become an icon in that field.


Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, each year offers suits that anticipate the trends of the biggest “Made in Italy” clothing brands just keeping informed of what modern man needs.



In 2014 you can travel easily around the world just having a smartphone in your hand, and that’s how our designer is able to satisfy with every collection the pleasure of all those men who do not give up to good taste, elegance and personality.

A daily careful study of what the web proposes from all over the world, the past experience of 40 years of work in this field, the inspiration that comes from a land so rich in culture and charm as Southern Italy are the components that Mario Moreno Moyano put in his creations.

We discussed about wedding suits for groom in a detailed manner in previous posts, analyzing each model, collection, fabric and type of ceremony. Today we will talk about fashion suits: fashion jackets, velvet suits, tartan, patchwork and so on.

The difference between the category of wedding suits and the one of fashion suits is not in the quality and elegance, but only in being suited to a particular type of event or not. Often, unfortunately, the term “fashion suitsis associated to a suit from the very slim cut, by low quality fabrics and poorly finished but that satisfies the taste of the new so slim fit model that the public demands.

The Ottavio Nuccio Gala fashion suits are made with high quality fabrics exactly as wedding suits, they always respect the canons of elegance that etiquette requires but they have that extra trendy and cool touch that allows them to be worn by a young clientele of refined taste.

The dinner jacket, either in velvet or wool, have a slimmer fit at the waist that stylized the figure and fits to the size of every man; trousers have a more tight-fitting leg and a different crotch who comes to meet the new slim fitting that is worldwide depopulating.









These suits are unique in their style, and are sometimes unique items in all and for all, that meet the needs of men with strong personality and taste. In this period we approach to cold winter, to Christmas season, and what better choice if not a velvet suit by satin lapels or a black Tartan Royal Stewart or Black Watch suit?


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Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, has created some velvet suits of various colors that can be worn in any luxury event that requires a formal dress code, and that will make you stand out over the rest of the guests. The details are cared for almost to perfection: just notice the silk printed lining of jackets or the option to choose between shawl satin lapels or peak satin lapels.


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If the velvet should not be to your liking, you can choose among precious tartans: Black Watch or Royal Stewart. In one of the previous posts we explored the history of these two fabrics, listing the advantages and quality: this is the time to praise their suitability for luxury holidays or gala events. A man who wears in tartan has a unique behavior, he is extremely elegant but with the new slim models does not give up to a fashion touch that makes him stand out above all.









Other fashion suits of Ottavio Nuccio Gala collections are those in patchwork: jackets in silk, unique items all over the world with the possibility to be customized with the name of the customer who buys them. They are precious jackets which can also be combined with a pair of jeans to complete this look seemingly basic but of very high quality.


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Visiting the website you will see all proposals for luxurious social events that Mario Moreno Moyano, creative soul of the brand, proposes:

The Black Tie collection is the one that best fits to this kind of event: suits, tuxedos and dinner jackets in velvet, tartan, double-breasted jackets and trousers of different colors and so on.

In Fashion collection you can find fashion colorful suits suitable for social events but only if they are held during the day and patchwork jackets that we talked about earlier;

In Emotion collection there are pinstriped double-breasted suits, for example, for corporate events, velvet crumpled jackets for Christmas season, suits with metallic trimmings, embroidery and so on.

Ottavio Nuccio Gala should not be only seen as a brand that produces wedding suits for groom, but it is also a brand that clothe man in almost every important occasion, and who comes to meet the taste of everyone, from the most classic to most modern, from monochrome to patchwork.


Right proportions and lengths for the perfect groom suits

Elegance is an unwritten code that many gentlemen around the world and throughout the ages have always respected and sought to spread. Groom suits are the predominant examples in this area, where there is no room for error: that day has to be perfect. The perfect groom is the one who wears a suit appropriate for his body, respecting his personal tastes, the rules of etiquette, and who has paid attention to every detail, even in the care of the body.

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This post is dedicated to right proportions and lenghts that a formal suit for man must always have, wheter or not dedicated to his own wedding. To the most careful people surely it has already paid attention, while for the others it will be a new topic on which meditate on and agree towards the choice that predilige the aesthetic sense, and not what is only trendy. This is a topic on which we have already talk about even recently because of Man Fashion Weeks all over the world, places where are showed new trends.

From about a year fashion imposes to men suits of about two sizes less than the right one; having a close look around different fashion fairs, even those dedicated to ceremony, you can find jackets so short that they almost arrive to the waist. By now fashion jackets has the same lenght of its sleeve: a slaughter for the canons of elegance. Obviously, the more short is the jacket, the more short is will be the shirt, thus creating an imbalance not only for suit but also for the body, because the chest will appeare too short and legs too long.

If the jacket is too tight another defect will come up at the moment of the buttoning, because lapels will turn up to pectorals and it won’t be smooth as it has to be, giving a rather unpleasant effect to the eye.

Another item of clothing now completely revisited in a trendy way is the pant: edges or double cuffs that reach to bare the ankle, often accompanied by shoes not suitable for so short trousers. This type of pant is inspired by the classic Capri pants of the 50’s, without taking into account that that model was specifically built to have a length it gets to mid-calf, with the right proportions, and it is certain that it was not designed for groom suits.

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Regarding the hem of the trousers there is no a standard measure that must be respected: gentlemen of more advanced age agree on the fact that the hem of the trousers must touch the heel of the shoe, creating a pair of folds to allow fluency to movements. Modern gentlemen prefer that the hem of the pants touch the instep to the front, with a half-inch more in the rear in order to give harmony to the overall look.

The cuff in formal wear (morning suit, tuxedo, tailcoats, frock coat, etc.) is prohibited: the hem should necessarily be smooth. As regards casual clothing, one cuff is allowed, but not more than 4 or 5 cm, and above all it has to be just one cuff (not a normal pant that with 3 or 4 cuffs come to be a Capri pant) and that does not come to bare the ankle.

Proportions were distorted also as regards the width of the leg: in fact, more and more frequently the Skinny female fashion model of the trousers is spreading in menswear, proposing too tight garments that do not allow pants to drop well on the shoe, that do not allow mobility in movements and that do not have a beautiful visual effect.

Features of menswear hitherto listed, as well as being murders to etiquette rules and the canons of well dressing, have been designed only for extremely thin men. A normal-weight man has calves and pecs that shortly adapt to a tight jacket and skinny trousers, let alone a man in a slight overweight or overweight; a short man can not wear pants with cuffs because it would shorten even more the figure; a tall man with a short jacket seems to be a circus clown.


You should always remember that elegance is balance, and balance is given by a proportionate look and appropriate to every body type. The attention to detail is important, and you should never let yourself be guided by what trendy brands propose, because those garments are designed to be appealing to the eye and sold in industrial quantities, and not to dress up at best every single man with his particularities.

Mario Moreno Moyano, creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, offers 5 different collections, one for every style and personality, but all the 5 respect the canons of balance, proportion and elegance that every man should at least know. By visiting our website you can find extremely classic and more modern suits, but in no event you will risk of soundingagè”.
Each suit has been studied up to minimun details to meet all requests of modernity of younger grooms, without transgress rules of etiquette. In addition, when you will come to visit us in one of our stores or through an authorized reseller, sales staff will be competent and will advise you at best.



Every Ottavio Nuccio Gala groom is guided in the choice of his groom suit and is recommended in accordance with the rules of elegance that might not know. We are a team of industry experts who will guide you not only in choosing the right color or fabric, but in the meantime will give you important tips to appear perfect in the most important day of your life, and that will useful in the future as a good general culture of formal menswear.

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Last detail, but not least: Ottavio Nuccio Gala is 100% Made in Italy. Italian fashion is famous throughout the world because it makes you look self-confident in the way of dressing, as he did no effort and appeared always elegant. A tradition of which we must be proud of.

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Skulls: from the pirates of 700 to the modern groom suits

Modern groom suit can take inspiration from different fields and different eras; Today we will discuss the origin of the skull, widely present in the Emotion collection of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, designed by our creative soul Mario Moreno Moyano.


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When you think of the skull the first image that comes to mind is that of the classic pirate flag with black background, two crossed bones and a skull in the middle: the jolly roger. The origin of this expression is uncertain, but the most popular theory tells that it derives from the French “jolie rouge“, red French flags, most feared than those black American because red meant certain death. Later, after the War of Spanish Succession, many Hispanics pirates began to use red flag instead of the black one. Other theories state that “Jolly Rogermay derive from the Asian pirate chief Ali Raja, “King of the Sea”, or from the English word which means “wanderer.”

There are also different versions of the flag: Calico Jack Rackham used two swords instead of the bones; Black Bart used a man and a skeleton holding up a sword and a cup while toasting to death or an armed man who crushes two skulls (warning of death for people living in Barbados and Martinique); Blackbeard used a skeleton holding an hourglass and a sword.

In practice, a waving Jolly Roger meant intimidate the enemy and force him to surrender without even fighting, in order to capture the ship intact with all its load. If the opponent decided to resist the boarding, the Jolly Roger was lowered and it was hoisted the red flag, a symbol with which pirates declared that they have had no mercy.

Later, in the early nineteenth century, red flag was hoisted in case of mutiny of the crew or to declare we will never surrender,” while the Jolly Roger with no symbol was used as a signal of defiance against the Navy ships that that time had focused their intervention to combat piracy.

In nineteenth century the use of the Jolly Roger was particularly widespread with submarines that used it in order to demonstrate the number of victories; famous is the case of Admiral Max Kennedy Horton who rose up a Jolly Roger for any enemy ship sunk: they were so many that the whole pile was filled of black flags and at the end he made to weave a single, very large, flag on which was stitched on the number of victories. Other symbols accompanied the skull on the flags, one for each ship type sank or for every mission completed.

Nowadays, the Jolly Roger is the official symbol of the submarine service of the British navy, although during World War II submarines of other nations were honored this symbol, such as those from Poland.

In America the Jolly Roger has been used by the Air Force during the Second World War, and the squadrons that had this name continue in using it until 1995, when the last squadron, the VF-84 was disbanded.

Nowadays, the presence of the Jolly Roger is massive in television and film: just think of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, the manga One Piece, to Captain Harlock, Captain Hook in the famous cartoon Peter Pan and many others, who have mythologized the figure of the pirate, making it more and more fascinating and interesting.

As for the look, classic pirate is depicted and imagined as a tanned man, dark contours around the eyes and a bit tousled left natural hair; clothes are outworn, full of patches and certainly they will never be clean and fragrant. Pirate in the collective imagination always wears a three-cornered hat or a bandana, a white large shirt tucked back into pants, very large puffball sleeves, unbuttoned and with ruffled. The pants are almost always in leather, narrow and full of patches or tears; knee-high boots, pointy and above all outworn.

Skulls and pirate charm in groom suits



The work and commitment of Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, had as its objective to create a groom suit transforming the fascinating and controversial figure of the pirate and adapting it to the present, in the field of ceremony.


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Taking a look at the collections, you may notice the presence of the shirts in satin a bit wider than the ones we usually see in the stores of large distribution, with ruffled cuffs and placket and embroidery on the collar that reminds to those used by pirates in 700. But, above all, the suits of the Emotion collection fully reflect the rebel soul of a pirate.



The accessories which accompany these suits are metal chains, studs, necklaces with swords and skulls. Instead of the classic flagship we can find pins sword shaped, lightning or pendants with skulls; classic crystal chains found in other collections here are transformed into chains of various sizes; jackets have lapels with metallic garnishes and modern fabrics; leather belts with buckles special and unique; embroidery on cummerbunds and shirts that suggest an age of heroes.


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The groom suit of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, Emotion collection, is suitable for a groom who wants to transgress from the classic rules of etiquette, just as did the pirates of yore;


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Emotion groom wants to overdo without losing the impeccable elegance that distinguishes the brand, wants to be noticed and not to give and take.


Who wears a suit of Emotion collection never gives up to his own rebel personality, he will never changes even in the most important day of his life; Emotion groom is an original groom, elegant and unique who knows what he wants and, just like real pirates, he takes it.


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Christmas Dress code: Black tie wedding suits

Proposals by Mario Moreno Moyano for Christmas time

There are two months at the beginning of Christmas season and wedding suits are a big hit even in this period of the year, moving away from the strict framework of marriage. A man doesn’t have to forcely wait his marriage to be flawlessly elegant, but can be distinguished by style and personality even on occasions like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, a gala event and so on.

During winter time, in addition to winter celebrations we mentioned a short time ago, there are a large number of more or less formal events which accompany holidays. These events can be organized in a business setting, with friends and family or they may be charity events and cocktail parties. Increasingly popular is the demand for a formal dress code … but, what is equivalent to dress code in this kind of events?

Literally “Dress code” means “code of the dress“, that is something we communicate choosing a particular item of clothing than another. The concept of the Dress Code dates back to ancient times, and since then dress up in a certain way meant to belong to a specific group, flaunt richness, or demand respect. We must now accept the fact that when we get into certain environments, there are rules about clothing that are imposed on us and which are universally recognized.

Types of Black Tie wedding suits

Returning to the events covered by this post, I would say that it would be appropriate to divide them into four categories, all of which are part of the big Black Tie group, or Formal Attire required to man in this kind of nights:

– Ultra-formal Black Tie

– Invited Black Tie

– Optional Black Tie

– Creative Black Tie

The Ultra-formal Black Tie tuxedo corresponds to one of the most classic: black jacket, black satin shawl lapels, black pants with satin side-gallon, diplomatic shirt with pleated bib, shoe in black patent leather with laces and rigorously black satin bow tie . For women, this category includes a cocktail dress never shorter than the knee or a long evening gown. The morning version of this kind of men’s formal wear is called “Stroller” and includes a black tie instead of a bow tie.
The Invited Black Tie does not differ that much from the first Ultra Formal. The main difference lies in the fact that this dress code is not enforced, but it is only recommended to strictly comply with these rules of etiquette, and usually no one dares to break them.
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The Black Tie Optional is a notch less formal than the other two, because man is allowed to escape a little bit from the typical classic tuxedo and the woman is allowed to wear a mismatched cocktail dress. To differentiate himself from the rest of the guests, in this case the man can wear a more modern tuxedo that does not include satin side bands on pants, a peak lapel rather than the shawl one and a diplomatic shirt, but without pleats.



For these three types of nights Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, proposes his Black Tie collection, which obviously fits very well to the situations contemplated hitherto. They are classic, pure, perfect in their kind, made with luxurious fabrics tuxedos; you can find accessories that deviate somewhat from the strict etiquette, but who donate a flawless and extremely elegant look to the wearer at any rate .

Refined and unique are also the dinner jackets, double-breasted jackets in silk shantung, that only an elegant man even in the soul would know how to wear with perfection.


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Other more modern versions but still traditional are the tuxedo and dinner jackets in velvet or tartan, for a man who wants to stand out and be noticed by all for poise, class and style.


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Last category, Creative Black Tie, it is still less formal than the previous 3 groups and allows man to act with more freedom and fun. The tuxedo can be reinterpreted in a trendy way and accessories may be different from the classic cummerbund and bow tie presented so far. Women has more freddom of choice, and in fact she has granted a shorter dress or even the use of lace.



Mario Moreno Moyano, creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, has a solution even for this genre of events and he proposes some alternative tuxedos in his Emotion collection. These are tuxedos in modern and shiny fabrics, metallic accessories of rock inspiration which give a touch of unique originality and these colors make the look different from all the other guests


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They are suits with colored crystals, pendants shaped skull, studs and embroidery, but also beautiful double-breasted pinstriped suits that have been reinterpreted in a more youthful key, but that do not lose their charming vintage touch.



These suits can also be weared in another type of event, ie dinner or business cocktail party, in which all staff shall meet prior to giving the way to Christmas holidays. In this kind of events what matters is the representation”, then is almost a must a dark or pinstripe suit, preferably tailored, single-breasted or double-breasted, classic shirt with double cuff for cufflinks, also colored handkerchief in the breast pocket. Woman, however, can wear the classic business suit with white shirt, flesh-colored stockings and shoes with heel not too high.

Christmas time is the most suitable for showing off tuxedos and dinner jackets of finely crafted or to give maximum expression and freedom to your creativity always respecting the basis canons that the Black Tie imposes. Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, has created the perfect men’s wedding suits for any occasion, even those of Christmas.