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About Savvi Formalwear - St. Clair Square
The groom’s choice of formalwear is as much a once-in-a-lifetime experience as the bride’s search for the perfect wedding gown. After all, a tuxedo is not your basic everyday outfit. When it’s time to “dress up” for the wedding, most grooms are at a loss. Read more for how to select a tuxedo...
How To Select A Tuxedo
The process does not have to be a difficult one. Grooms have a wider selection than ever and include a more relaxed cut that is more forgiving and complements almost every body shape.
The level of formality, color and styling of the men’s tuxedos should follow the stylistic lead set by the bridal gown. For ultra-formal evening weddings (after 6 p.m.), the classic choice is a white tie tuxedo, also known as a formal full-dress ensemble. The ensemble consists of a black tail coat also known as full dress, a white pique wing collar shirt, white pique tie and white pique vest. For ultra-formal daytime weddings (before 6 p.m.), the groom should wear a cutaway morning coat. Accessories include a wing collar shirt with an ascot and coordinating vest.
For formal weddings, a single-breasted tuxedo with matching formal trousers is appropriate. These tuxedos are available in a variety of fabrics and colors. Accessories may include a formal pleated shirt with cuff links and studs, a bow tie or four-in-hand tie, and a vest or cummerbund. The traditional formal shirt is usually pleated and there are three basic shirt collar styles: band, laydown or wing. A band collar is the most contemporary styling, while the wing collar is the most formal style of all. Many formalwear specialists offer free groom’s try-ons; you can try on several different styles and combinations.