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Wedding Wear 101

This is your starting point. A section specifically designed to give you a better understanding of the ins and outs of typical wedding attire. Because every man has different tastes and styles, we can´t claim that this list is the end all be all. However, we can promise that it will make your tux hunt a whole lot easier and will most likely earn you brownie points with the lady.

 

 

Daytime Weddings

Top o´ the mornin´; it´s time to get up and get dressed for your big day. But before you start, a simple word to the wise: Morning/daytime weddings are less formal than evening weddings. So relax, you don´t have to go all out unless you want to. Here are a few suggestions to keep you on course.

Formal

Step it up a notch with a stroller coat. Stroller coats are typically charcoal gray jackets cut like a tuxedo. Match them with a white wing- or spread-collared shirt, a matching vest, an ascot or a necktie, and a pair of striped or same-colored trousers.

Ultraformal

This calls for the cutaway coat—a black or gray jacket that´s short in the front, long in the back, and tapers from the front waist button to a wide back tail. Match it with gray striped trousers, a gray vest, a white wing-collared shirt, and an ascot or black bow tie.

Evening Weddings

As a general rule of thumb, evening weddings are more formal than daytime weddings, which gives you an opportunity to dress to the nines. These are some ideas to help you shine at night.

Formal

Fire it up with a hint of flair. Classic black tuxedo with a white wing- or spread-collared shirt, black bow tie, and matching vest or cummerbund. If you think the classic bow tie is a little too mundane, explore different formal four-in-hand ties (fancy neckties) for a more modern look.

Ultraformal

Sophisticated and to the point. Black tailcoat, black trousers, white wing-collared shirt, black vest or cummerbund, and a white bow tie.

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