The Complete Guide to Men’s Wedding Attire

The complete guide to mens wedding attire

At Jaxson Maximus, we do weddings every day and are a great resource to consult you with this very question. Your choice will depend upon the destination, venue and look and feel of your wedding.

Two pieces of advice we give to every groom. First, think of your pictures in 20 years. We’ve all seen pictures of a crazy uncle in a light blue tuxedo that may have been the hottest thing at that time… but today, not so much.

Second, seek really good advice from industry professionals. Jaxson Maximus specializes in weddings, any of our custom stylists would be a great resource for you. A true industry professional will ask you lots of questions and guide you through the process to help you make the best decisions for you.

Should I Wear A Tuxedo, Dinner Jacket, or A Suit To My Wedding?

At Jaxson Maximus, we do weddings every day and are a great resource to consult you with this very question. Your choice will depend upon the destination, venue and look and feel of your wedding.

Two pieces of advice we give to every groom. First, think of your pictures in 20 years. We’ve all seen pictures of a crazy uncle in a light blue tuxedo that may have been the hottest thing at that time… but today, not so much.

Second, seek really good advice from industry professionals. Jaxson Maximus specializes in weddings, any of our custom stylists would be a great resource for you. A true industry professional will ask you lots of questions and guide you through the process to help you make the best decisions for you.

Tuxedo

A tuxedo is simply a matching based fabric for the jacket and the pants typically with highlighted accents in satin or grosgrain. If your goal is to be formal in the look and feel of your wedding and pictures – this would be a great choice for you.

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Dinner Jacket

This is typically chosen for weddings where the groom and bride want to be tastefully expressive when they present themselves. Dinner jackets have grown in popularity over the last two decades. In fact, recently they rival tuxedos as a groomsmen’s solid choice for their special day.

A dinner jacket and formal pant consist of a jacket made with a fancy base material, typically done in a color that is non-black and quite often has a texture or pattern to it. It is then typically accented contrasting satin or grosgrain. The formal pants are done in a contrasting but complementary color to the dinner jacket fabric you choose, most likely black, navy, or a shade of grey. The formal pant will be accented on the waistband, out-seam stripe, and on the front and back pocket piping usually in black satin or grosgrain.

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Formal Suit

This would be a great choice if your goal is to increase your daily suit rotation for life after the wedding. This is a good choice if you do not have many needs for traditional formal wear and feel the need to add another great suit to your rotation that would help you capitalize on your wardrobe investment. This also is a great choice if your venue is a destination wedding such as a tropical beach location where the bride and groom are being married on the beach.

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Best Colors To Wear For A Wedding

Black:

Black is considered to be very formal. It is a good color choice for those on the cool side of the color spectrum meaning a winter or summer color skin tone. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

A black suit has limited use for life after the wedding. It should only be worn for weddings, funerals, and evening formal events. It’s to Darth Vader’sh to wear for day-to-day business.

Best tie colors are black, silver, gold red, dark purple, dark green, and burgundy.

The best shoe color is black.


Light Grey:

Light grey is considered to be the most stylish of the grey tones. It is a good color choice for those on the warm side of the color spectrum meaning a spring or autumn color skin tone. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Light Grey can be worn frequently for life after the wedding. It is best worn in the months of April through September as it’s considered to be a seasonal spring through summer color.

Best tie colors are black, silver, light blue, light pink, lavender or light purple, light green, aqua blue, or navy.

The best shoe colors are light brown, medium brown, or black.


Medium Grey:

Medium grey is considered to be the most neutral of the grey tones. It is a good color choice for those in all of the skin color tones. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Medium Grey can also be worn frequently for life after the wedding. It is considered a seasonless color so you can wear it in spring, summer, winter, or fall. It is a staple of a businessman’s wardrobe.

Best tie colors are black, matching gray, medium blue, medium pink, medium purple, teal, burgundy, red, or navy.

Best shoe colors are medium brown, dark brown or black.


Charcoal Grey:

Charcoal grey is considered to be the most traditional of the grey tones. It is a good color choice for those on the cool side of the color spectrum meaning a winter or summer color skin tone. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Charcoal Grey can also be worn frequently for life after the wedding. It is best worn during the fall and winter months. It is a staple of a businessman’s wardrobe.

Best tie colors are black, matching charcoal gray, dark pink, dark purple, teal, burgundy, red, silver, or gold.

The best shoe colors are dark brown, burgundy, or black.


Midnight Navy:

Midnight navy is considered to be the most formal and powerful of the blue tones. It is a good color choice for any skin tone. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Midnight navy can also be worn frequently for life after the wedding. It is considered a seasonless color so you can wear it in spring, summer, winter, or fall. It is also a staple of a businessman’s wardrobe and should be the very first suit you should purchase when building your professional wardrobe.

Best tie colors are orange, matching midnight navy blue, burgundy, dark pink, dark purple, dark green, raspberry, red, or dark yellow.

The best shoe colors are dark brown, burgundy, or black.


Royal Blue:

Royal blue is considered to be the most stylish of the blue tones. It is a good color choice for those in all of the skin tones. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Royal Blue can also be worn frequently for life after the wedding. It is considered a seasonless color so you can wear it in spring, summer, winter or fall. It is also a staple of a businessman’s wardrobe.

Best tie colors are orange, matching royal blue, burgundy, soft pink, dark pink, light purple, seafoam green, raspberry, red or light yellow.

The best shoe colors are light, medium, and dark brown.


Tan:

Tan is a good option for tropical weddings or weddings during the spring and summer months. Tan is a good color choice for those on the warm side of the color spectrum meaning a spring or autumn skin tone. Here are some other things to consider if you are choosing this option.

Tan can be worn frequently for life after from April through September even in tropical climates. It is considered to be a good change of pace suit. It’s a great choice for a casual Friday or more social activities in the workplace.

Best tie colors are light blue, brown, navy, light green, aqua green, lilac, and pink.

Best shoe colors are light brown, medium brown, dark brown, or burgundy.

*Style tip: 

For an added touch of style, consider adding a vest to your suit and making it a 3-piece suit. The vest can be made from a matching cloth, same as the coat and pant, or a contrasting pattern that works with your wedding colors.

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