Choosing The Right Tux For the Occasion

Here are the most popular types of tuxedos:

* Full Dress Tailcoat is also referred to as White Tie. Perfect for an ultra-formal evening wedding.
* The stroller is often worn by attendants, while the groom wears a Cutaway. These are good for an ultra-formal morning wedding.
* The Notch Lapel Tuxedo is a contemporary option appropriate for a formal wedding.
* The Peak Lapel Tuxedo is a more traditional choice than the Notch-lapel, appropriate at any time of the day or evening.

Guideline for an
Formal Daytime Wedding: Guideline for an
Ultra-Formal Daytime Wedding:
The Coat:
Classic = Stroller
Contemporary = Tuxedo or Tailcoat black, gray or sliver year round. White or ivory, weather permitting. The Coat:
Classic = Grey Cutaway
Contemporary = Black Tuxedo or Tailcoat
Trousers:
Classic = Grey striped
Contemporary = to match coat.
Classic = Grey striped
Contemporary = Black
Shirt:
Classic = White spread collar
Contemporary = White wing or spread collar
Classic = White Wing Collar
Contemporary = White Wing Collar
Neckwear:
Classic = Ascot or Four-in-hand
Contemporary = Bow tie to match coat or colored to match cummerbund
Classic = Ascot
Contemporary = Black Bow Tie
Cummerbund/Vest: Classic = Grey Vest only
Contemporary = Vest to match coat or colored cummerbund and bow tie to match.
Classic = Grey Vest Only
Contemporary = Black Cummerbund or vest
Pocket square (The tiny bit of handkerchief that stays in the pocket):
Classic = None
Contemporary = match accessories.
Classic = none
Contemporary = Optional.
Shoes:
Classic = Black
Contemporary = To match coat
Classic = Black,
Contemporary = Black
Hosiery:
Classic = Black
Contemporary = To match coat
Classic = Black
Contemporary = Black
Boutonniere:
Classic = White
Contemporary = White
Classic = White
Contemporary = White

The Formal Evening Wedding: Ultra Formal Evening Wedding:
The Coat:
Classic = Black Classic Tuxedo
Contemporary = Tuxedo or Tailcoat black, grey or silver, year round; White or ivory, weather permitting. The coat:
Classic = Black full dress tails
Contemporary = Black tuxedo or tailcoat
Trousers:
Classic = Black
Contemporary = To match coat
Classic = Black
Contemporary = Black
Shirt:
Classic = White wing or spread collar
Contemporary = White wing or spread collar
Classic = White pique wing collar
Contemporary = White wing collar
Neckwear:
Classic = Black bow tie
Contemporary = Bow tie to match coat or colored to match cummerbund
Classic = White pique bow tie
Contemporary = Black bow tie
Cummerbund/vest:
Classic = Black vest or cummerbund
Contemporary = Vest to match coat or colored cummerbund and bow tie to match
Classic = White pique vest only
Contemporary = Black Cummerbund or vest
Pocket square:
Classic = Optional
Contemporary = To match accessories
Classic = None
Contemporary = Optional
Shoes:
Classic = Black
Contemporary = to match coat
Classic = Black
Contemporary = Black
Hosiery:
Classic = Black
Contemporary = To match coat
Classic = Black
Contemporary = Black
Boutonniere:
Classic = White
Contemporary = White
Classic = White
Contemporary = White