Tuxedo vs. Suit


Tuxedo or suit? The good news is, it is all up to you. If you are going for an upscale and classic look, a tux can be a great option. You can still wear a suit and be dapper, either way it is a victory. There are a couple of things you need to consider before making your selection: the theme of your wedding and your personal style.



If you plan on having an elegant black tie event, a tux may be an excellent option. One huge character trait of a tuxedo is the satin. Satin may appear on the buttons, pocket lining and down each pant leg. A tuxedo may also be accompanied by a vest, cummerbund or tail.  While cummerbunds and tails are considered a tad outdated, a vest is a great choice. Go with a vest, while a flower or tie is great when color coordinating. Tuxs can be worn with cuff links or studs and are generally paired exclusively with patent leather shoes. Don’t forget the handkerchief!


















Tailored suits are in. A well-made suit has the potential to last a lifetime, as long as it is maintained properly. A suit can look phenomenal with or without a tie and is ideal for most wedding themes. Most formal suits are black, brown, or dark gray and consist of a matching jacket and pants set. A plain collared shirt will pair well with any suit jacket. The pants may have belt loops; this is designed for a thin belt only. When accessorizing, generally a tie is worn but a bow tie can complement the suit and add character. Formal shoes like Oxfords or Derbies are superb with this combination. Quality is key and comes first, and with that in mind you will make your bride-to-be fall in love with you all over again.


Making the selection between a tuxedo and suit may leave you indecisive. Whichever you decide, it is imperative you are comfortable and look your best. Ralph Lauren is a classic brand that will ensure comfort and confidence. They have all the accessories that will complete your look. Go to Ralphlauren.com for details.

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