(Closed) Completly clueless about tuxedos and suits..need to find my FI something to wear

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Why don’t you ask him what he wants to wear?  I’ve given my Fiance complete reins in this one. He doesn’t get to do a lot in this (through his own choice really), but he understands the feel of the wedding and he can dress himself.

Post # 5
46260 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tuxedo jackets have a satin lapel; tuxedo pants have a satin stripe down the outside legs. Tuxedo shirts often have a pleated front, as well as being compatible with studs and cuff links. Patent leather shoes are worn with tuxedos. Suits have a self lapel (same fabric as the body of the coat), no satin stripe down the pants, with a plain-front dress shirt and ordinary leather shoes are worn.

Traditionally, a tuxedo has a curved “shawl” lapel or a pointed “peak” lapel. Today, the majority of tuxedos have “notch” lapels like those of a common suit. Tuxedos also traditionally have only one button, compared to two or three on suits; this distinction is also less common today.

These days many fashion “rules” are being broken by men and women at weddings.


Men are wearing tuxedo jackets with a vest, a regular dress shirt and normal tie.



Post # 6
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We went to Burrlington Coat Factory and bought Darling Husband a super nice CK black suit for $130.

Post # 7
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d honestly just go into a few different suit/tux stores and show them photos of your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, the level of formatlity you’re going for, etc, and let them help you out. We found a great regional chain that lets you buy a suit, shirt, tie, and pocket square for $135. We went with them because we wanted something the guys could keep (since girls keep dresses) and a suit looked just as nice to us as a tux did. The store workers will be more than happy to share their knowledge and give advice.

Post # 9
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honestly, if you don’t want the tuxedo look, he could just wear a nice suit that he already owns.  That would be less expensive anyway.

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