What makes a tux a tux? A satin lapel, satin covered buttons and satin stripes provide the little details that dress up a tux and make it what it is. You won’t find a belt loop here. Bring out the bow tie and the bling with cuff links that this look demands. Show your style with your lapels and never fear color. Keep reading to discover a little about your wedding tuxedo.
Wedding Tuxedo Jacket
The wedding tuxedo jacket is an important part of the ensemble. If you are looking for versatility in a slimming and stylish jacket, choose the single-breasted jacket. It creates an elongating effect that works well for shorter grooms. If you want a stylish jacket that allows you to forego the vest or cummerbund, choose a double-breasted jacket. Whether you go with the single or double-breasted jacket, the lapel will create the style.
Choosing the Lapel
Choosing the lapel for your wedding tuxedo will have everything to do with your style and personality. The peaked lapel is considered to be a classic look. It is the lapel of tradition, and probably one of the most popular choices. The notch lapel is less dramatic and resembles the everyday suit. The opening falls right below the shoulders. A shawl lapel lacks sharp edges and appears softer and rounded. It provides a modern curve to the glamorous look.
Cufflinks secure the cuffs of a wedding tuxedo shirt and provide space to express style and personality. A variety of materials add unique expression to your formal look. Choose from glass, gemstones, inlays, precious metals, wood, and stone. Cufflinks are secured to your wedding tuxedo shirt by toggles and sometimes they include chains.
Cummerbund of a Wedding Tuxedo
Your average suit does not sport a satin cummerbund. A wedding tuxedo is set apart by the satin sash at the waistline that disguises the waistband of the pants. This stylish piece of the formal ensemble is always paired with a bow tie, but never with a straight tie or vest.
Your Shirt Collar
The shirt collar of a wedding tuxedo is another opportunity to make a unique statement with style. A wingtip collar will extend beyond a bow tie to create a sharp border. If you are considering a straight tie, you might choose a point collar with its downward points. A spread collar possesses widely spaced points and provides extra space for creative bow tie knots. Your collar is an important piece of your wedding tuxedo and opportunity to express your style.
Suspenders of a Wedding Tuxedo
Here is yet another detail about a wedding tuxedo that is commonly overlooked. You might be surprised to learn that the trousers do not have belt loops. This fun fact can make suspenders a critical piece of your formal attire, depending on your trousers and the fit. If you wear suspenders, they should be kept out of sight with a cummerbund or a vest.
Pocket Square of a Wedding Tuxedo
This colored triangle of fabric is a fancy handkerchief that is folded uniquely and tucked into the breast pocket of a wedding tuxedo to provide the finishing touch to your formal wear. It can add color, contrast and texture with prints.
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