My fiance decided to purchase a tuxedo for our wedding. Three weeks before our wedding, he is a groomsman and will “break it in”. I’m very excited because I think he is going to look smashing!
If your fiance is thinking about renting or buying a tux, here are some options to consider:
- Jacket Buttons— One button is the standard for a classic tux but you can get two or three buttons or even double breasted.
- Jacket Lapel— One notch is classic but there is also peak lapel or shawl.
- Pant Leg— Pleated is classic; flat front is also available.
- Shirt Collar— Full collar is very Rat Pack. Wing-tip is retro classic.
- Shirt Style— Pleating is the standard. Plain shirt is another option.
- Vest— Optional.
- Cumberbund— Optional.
- Tie— Bow-tie is the standard. Ties are becoming more common.
- Shoes— They don’t have to be patent leather. Promise.
After much searching, D. decided to buy a tuxedo from Jos A. Bank. He went with a one button jacket with a notch collar and a pleated pant leg. Since he loves Thomas Pink shirts, I decided to get him a full collar plain evening shirt for his anniversary present. He wanted a real bow-tie not a clip-on! Brooks Brothers was having a great sale so he bought one for himself as well as the rest of the bridal party.