Buy them as a set or buy each item separately. Both make wonderful gifts for Graduates, Professionals and Groomsmen. Monogramming them is a classic way of keeping up with these items at the end of the evening.
I feel that if more people were aware of the benefits a cummerbund offers, more people would wear one. So here I’m just going to list them out.
1.) Crumb Catchers – As the British Military first learned, the upward facing pleats served as excellent crumb catchers. In fact, that is still a nickname for the accessory even today.
2.) Ticket Holders – When the aristocracy adopted cummerbunds, they were often used to hold ticket stubs to the symphony or opera, keeping a gentleman from having to rummage through his pockets for them.
3.) Cooler – Back to their origin, they were and remain cooler waist covering options than vests.
4.) Slimming – Generally when worn correctly, cummerbunds tend to make men look taller with a thinner waist.