Planning Tips


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Planning Tips


Have all of your groomsmen come in to be measured at least 1 month prior to wedding

A $25 deposit is required at time of measurement, this will go toward their final balance and is non refundable if the wedding is cancelled/moved to later date

Out of town groomsmen can be measured at their local tuxedo shop and can call us with measurements/payment or this can be submitted on our website

Your tuxedos can be picked up the Thursday and/or Friday before you’re wedding after 1pm, unless otherwise specified – we will call the groom if they are ready early

  • (Let us know if you need an earlier pick up date, i.e. destination/out of town wedding)

It is highly recommended, though not required, each guest in the wedding party picks up their own tuxedo and tries it on in the store for the final fitting, as we can do in house alterations and adjustments

If this is not possible for some guests, have them try on tuxedo as soon as possible and call us if any changes need to be made and we will gladly help

 

Groom Attire


Groom Attire


Pants:

The perfect pant length breaks slightly above the shoe and angles a bit downward in the back.

Shirts:

Shirt sleeves should extend just beyond the jacket sleeves (About ¼ inch)

Shoes:

Black dress socks and shoes should be worn with a black or dark-colored tuxedo- unless the tuxedo is white. White socks and shoes should be worn with a white tuxedo. Ivory socks and shoes should be worn with an ivory tuxedo. Brown socks and shoes should be worn with a tan suit.

Cummerbunds:

Cummerbunds are worn with pleats facing up. Wear with suspenders, but never with a vest.

Pocket Square:

Choose a pocket square for an extra pop of color. Pocket square should coordinate with tie and vest colors.

Cuff Links:

Cuff links should match studs.

Boutonniere:

A boutonniere should be worn on the left lapel and tilted slightly outward.

Wedding Guest Attire


Wedding Guest Attire


Invitations to formal affairs will usually indicate what type of attire is expected to be worn. Each of the following phrases indicates a dress code that you must become familiar with.

Coat:

Traditional - Classic, fuller cut tuxedo

Modern - Narrow through the body

Slim - Narrower through the body, yet same waist dimension as modern fit with a shorter jacket

Pants:

Pleated - Fuller through the hip
Flat Front - Narrower through the hip
Slim - Slimmest through the hip and leg with narrower leg opening (flat front)
 
Shirts:

Pleated Front - 

Flat Front -

Wing Tip Collar - Pleated shirt with wing tip that shoes bow tie all the way around

Down Collar - Traditional button up shirt collar

 

Shoes:

Shoes should match tuxedo or suit and should lace up.

 

Cummerbunds:

Cummerbunds are worn with pleats facing up. Wear with suspenders and bow tie, but never with a vest.

 

Cufflinks & Studs:

Black studs and cufflinks should be worn with black tuxedos.

White studs and cufflinks should be worn with white tuxedos and full dress only.

Cufflinks and studs should match.

 

Invitations to formal affairs will usually indicate what type of attire is expected to be worn.

Each of the following phrases indicates a dress code that you must become familiar with.

 

Black Tie

Basic black tuxedo jacket & pants

White wing or down collar shirt

Black bowtie and cummerbund

Black studs and cufflinks

Black patent leather shoes

 

White Tie or Full Dress

Traditional black peak tailcoat & pants

White pique wing collar shirt

White pique vest

White tie

White studs and cufflinks

Black patent leather shoes

White gloves (may or may not be necessary)

 

Black Tie Preferred

Basic black tuxedo

White dinner jacket and black pants

Dark grey or black suit

White dress shirt

Dark lace up shoes

 

Black Tie

It is generally presumed that “Black Tie” events require formal attire. This means a tuxedo is the most appropriate selection. However, in today’s society “Black Tie” does not specifically mean “wear a black tie” but simply to dress formally.

 

White Tie or Full Dress

This indicates a chance for you to look your best. Why not wear a traditional tailcoat with a white pique wing collar shirt, a white pique vest, white tie, and black trousers.

 

Black Tie Preferred

This indicates that guests are not required to wear formal evening attire but it is preferred. Acceptable attire would include a Black Tuxedo, White Dinner Jacket, or a dark contemporary tuxedo. Non-formal Dress Suits are acceptable but not preferred by the host.

 

Black Tie Optional

Not quite as strong a statement as “Black Tie Preferred,” but formal attire is still appropriate. Acceptable attire would include a Black Tuxedo, White Dinner Jacket, or a dark contemporary tuxedo. Non-formal Dress Suits are also acceptable.

 

Black Tie Invited

This phrase is seen more frequently than “preferred” or “optional.” It simply states that attendants are welcome to dress formally if they desire, but it is not required. Styles follow the same guidelines as “Black Tie Optional.”

 

Semi-Formal

In many proper social circles, “Semi-Formal” means the same as “Black Tie.” However, this is where your knowledge of the community and the event should come into play. As a general rule, if a lady wears a floor-length gown, it is appropriate for her escort to wear formal attire. If you are unsure about how to dress, call the host for guidance in dressing appropriately for the occasion.

 

Difference Between Suit & Tuxedo


Difference Between Suit & Tuxedo


A tuxedo is a wool suit that features a satin lapel, satin covered buttons and satin besom pockets. The pants will have a satin stripe down the side of the leg. Tuxedos should be worn with black patent leather lace up shoes.

A suit has no satin accents and can be worn with leather lace up shoes.


 

How to Tie a Bow Tie


How to Tie a Bow Tie