Many grooms worry about their wedding tuxedo – almost as much as the brides worry about their wedding gown. Should the tuxedo be rented or purchased? How will it look? What style or label should be chosen? Should it be classic black or something a little more original?

Whatever your color or theme, here’s a quick breakdown of basic tuxedo styles and options:


TUXEDO SUIT CUTS

morningMorning Coat
dinnerDinner Jacket
doubleDouble Breasted
tailsFull Dress Tails
traditionalTraditional
updatedUpdated Black Tie

LAPELS

notchNotch
peakPeaked
shawlShawl
flyFly-Front
nehruNehru

SHIRT COLLARS

laydownLaydown
wingWing
mandarinMandarin

INNER LAYER

cummerbundCummerbund
vestWaistcoat

NECKWEAR

ascotAscot
bowBowtie
windsorWindsor

TUXEDO ACCESSORIES

glovesGloves
spatsSpats
caneWalking Stick
tophatTop Hat
bracesBraces
cuffsStuds & Links
If your groom will find more than one future occasion to wear his tuxedo, it makes sense to buy a high-quality, classically tailored tux that will last through the years and never become outdated. In this case, be sure to find a reputable tuxedo shop with a professional on-site specialist who can help you find the perfect suit. Whether you choose to rent or buy, be sure to tell your specialist the date of your wedding and what your overall theme and color scheme is. This will ensure that your groom will feel dashing and handsome on your special day.

While black tuxedos are both timeless and traditional, you will also find white, silver, gray, and even pale shades of color for spring and summer weddings. Pinstriping is a suave detail, and mandarin collars are a great alternative to the traditional collar. Top hats and tails sound interesting?