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Grooms tuxedo styles accessories trends tips

The Grooms tuxedo style is formal or informal for him and his groomsmen.

If you need a grooms tuxedo and you do not own one. You can borrow or rent one.

Grooms tuxedo styles accessories trends tips.

George Clooney & Brad Pitt tuxedos
at the Venice Film Festival.

The grooms tuxedo style depends on the time of your wedding. And if it is modern, traditional or a theme.

If your wedding has a holiday theme like Halloween, you may want a costume outfit. In that case, you can borrow, rent or have an outfit made.

If you are buying a theme suit, make sure that the wedding details and theme are clear. So that the sales personnel can give you their maximum help.

For formal and semi-formal weddings a grooms tuxedo is traditionally worn. The temperature will dictate the fabrics. Unless you are having a theme wedding, formal attire is usually not worn in the daytime.

For informal weddings, single-color suits or jackets with contrasting trousers are worn. And depending on the season and climate, the colors go from gray to navy blue.

Shirts are soft white and ties are done with a four-in-hand knot. Shoes are white or black dress with matching socks. If you are in the military service, you can decide if you want to be in your dress uniform or civies.

The Best Man and his Attendants dress in the same style as the Groom.

Because the Groom’s father is not in the wedding party, he does not have fashion requirements. However, he may dress in the same fashion as the father of the Bride. Or he may dress as the guests do.

For the Grooms tuxedo. Your Bride will decide if she wants you to wear a flower from her bouquet. Which is a romantic custom. And white rosebuds are the most popular choice.

For the Best Man. His boutonnière is different than yours. And it can be from the Maid of  Honor’s bouquet.

Groomsmen’ boutonnières are different. They are often a single carnation or a flower selected from the Bridesmaid’ bouquets.

Fathers and grandfathers of the couple. If they choose to wear boutonnières they should also be different from yours and the Best Man.

Traditionally, a single flower or flowers taken from the Bridesmaids’ bouquets are appropriate.

Other male relatives who are not in the wedding party, but who want to join in, may also wear boutonnières.

Grooms tuxedo Formal Wear Tips.

A waistcoat is a vest. The ascot is a scarf-like tie loop under the chin. And it is worn with a cutaway coat. The white tie and white vest are worn with a wing-collar shirt, a black tailcoat and matching trousers.

The cutaway is also known as a morning coat. It is the daytime formal tailcoat. And comes in black or gray, and worn with striped trousers.

The walking coat or stroller is a slightly longer black or gray jacket. And also worn with striped trousers.

The slip-on shoe is a plain dress shoe in black patent. Or a smooth leather such as kid. The opera pump is a patent leather slip-on shoe with grosgrain bows on the toes.

The pocket square handkerchief is small and dressy. And it is worn in the upper jacket pocket. It is not worn with a boutonnière.

The formal dress shirt collar has a stiff stand-up collar with fold-down tips.

Grooms tuxedo Formal Styles to wear before and after 6pm.

Daytime – before 6 p.m.
The groom wears a morning suit that is a black or charcoal gray cutaway jacket with striped trousers. A pearl gray waistcoat, stiff white shirt with a fold-down collar and a tie. Or a traditional ascot. It is worn with black silk socks and black kid shoes.

Evening – after 6 p.m.
The groom wears white tie and tails, or a black tailcoat with black trousers. And a white piqué bow tie, a white wing-collar shirt and vest.

Tuxedos have a black or ivory dinner jacket and trousers. The trousers have a satin or grosgrain stripe down the outside of the pant leg. Cummerbunds are worn with single-button jackets which hide the waist-band when the jacket is open.

Suspenders instead of belts hold up the pants. Black patent leather or kid shoes are the order of the day.

Semi-formal Grooms tuxedo.
Daytime – before 6 p.m.
A suit-style dark gray or black stroller jacket is worn with stripe pants. And worn with a soft white shirt, tie and black shoes. An Edwardian suit may be worn. However it gives a costume effect with wide velvet lapels and a ruffled, white or colored shirt.

Evening – after 6 p.m.
A black, midnight-blue or white dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket with matching trousers. Piqué or a white shirt with front pleats, an attach collar, black bow tie and black waistcoat. Or a cummerbund worn with black patent leather or kid shoes.

Grooms tuxedo for an Informal day and Evening.
Depending on the climate and what the bride is wearing, you can choose a light or dark suit. A navy blue jacket with white trousers. A white jacket with dark gray trousers. Or a tuxedo.

Suits and jackets are worn with a white soft shirt. And a tie with strips or a small pattern. The socks are black dress socks and the shoes, oxfords.

Grooms Tuxedo General Tips for modern or traditional weddings.

• Ties and pocket squares are not meant to match.

• Suspenders or braces are used to hold up the trousers when a cummerbund is worn.

• Cummerbund is a waist cover that has pleats and worn instead of a vest. The cummerbund usually matches a bow tie. Depending on what fashion is in, cummerbunds come in plain colors, tartans or prints. Pleats of the cummerbund always point up.

• A double-breasted tuxedo jacket is kept button and worn without a cummerbund.

• Traditionally, an evening attire is not worn during the daytime. But today, grooms have choices just like brides. And they wear what they want.

• Usually only the Ushers wear white gloves.

• You can rent shoes with a tuxedo. In fact, some rental packages include everything but your underwear.

• For out-of-town groomsmen, most formal rental stores issue written instructions and a self-address measurement form. And if the store is part of a chain, usually fittings can be arranged at no charge.


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