(Closed) whats the difference between a Tux and a Suit??

posted 10 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Here’s a definition I found:

Pretty much, a tux is the more formal version of a suit (although when it first came out, it was considered very informal). It is generally in black, and has a bowtie instead of a long tie. Tuxes can be worn with vests, cumberbuns, ruffled shirts, tails, tophats and so on, with tails and a tophat generally being considered the most formal version. Usually you wear either a cumberbund or a vest, not both. 

Suits, in contrast, tend to be a little less tailored, and can come in multiple colors. As a result, they are considered less formal than a tux, and are worn for various business and social occassions. It is also possible to mix and match with a suit, particularly by changing the color of the shirt and tie worn underneath.


Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Tuxes usually have satin covered buttons, suits are usually plastic. The tux pant usually has a satin line down the side suits do not. This is what my “suit” guy said! Very little difference


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