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Beauty & Fashion For the Groom The groom's attire

The groom's attire

Even though the groom's attire should not upstage the bridal gown, you'll get your fair share of the attention too, so if you're not a follower of fashion take the trouble for you and your groomsmen to look great standing next to your bride. It is customary to choose a groom attire to match with the bride gown or the members of the bridal party. Sure, all eyes will be on the bride, but as the groom you should still set yourself apart. Choosing the right attire will help the groom stay on top of wedding trends and stand himself out. After all, it's his wedding too!

Tuxedos today come in many variations. It is important to know all styles to choose the best for you for the Big Day. You might be surprised to know that wedding attire has been classified by the time of day and level of formality. Here is a classification of groom attire to help guide the tuxedo choice, from the most informal to ultra- formal one: double-breasted jacket, single-breasted jacket, Shawl jacket, two-piece jacket, long coat, three piece jacket, cutaway jacket and tailcoat.

 

Double-breasted jacket

 

A single-breasted jacket

A double-breasted jacket

The double-breasted jacket has to be fastened. In most cases one column of buttons is simply decorative, and only the buttons at the outer edge of the overlap actually fasten the two layers together. This style might be perfect for you, if you have a fuller stomach

 

A single-breasted jacket (three button)

Single breasted suits have one button row on the front with two to four buttons.It is a much more formal style than the double-breasted.Usually the last button is left undone.

Smoking

 

A two-piece jacket with waistcoat

Shawl jacket/ smoking jacket

This is a smooth, round silk-faced lapel with no notch. The classic smoking jacket is a waist-length jacket made from velvet or silk, or both. It has a shawl collar and turn-up cuffs and toggle or button fastenings. The outer seams of the trousers are usually decorated with a single silk braid matching the lapel facing. It is an evening attire, precisely for cocktail.

 

A two-piece jacket with waistcoat

This is commonly worn for weddings. It also might be practical if you are planning to take off your jacket during the ceremony. Choose a waistcoat that matches with the neck tie and the pocket handkerchief.

Long coat

 

A three-piece suit

Long coat

The long jacket is a variation of the tuxedo jacket that extends down beyond the man's fingertips. since this coast has more length than the other styles, it is best worn by tall, broad-shouldered men. the long jacket is best suited for weddings held in colder weather.

 

A three-piece suit

Made up of matching trousers, a jacket, and a vest or waistcoat. It looks great with the bow tie the same material as the handkerchief pointing from the breast pocket.

Cutaway Jacket

 

Tailcoat

Cutaway Jacket

This is similar to the tailcoat, short in the front, but has just one long tapered tail in the back. It tapers from the front waist button to a wide back tail. Cutaway jackets are either black or gray and are worn with matching striped pants. The proper tie for a cutaway worn with a wing collar shirt is an Ascot or a bow tie of striped, figured black & white or gray & black silk. Customary for a traditional formal daytime wedding.

 

Tailcoat

The tailcoat is a very formal jacket that can either be single or double-breasted, with two or six buttons, respectively. The front of the jacket is short and the back features two long tails. A tailcoat may come in either black or white, and is best suited for elegant evening weddings. This coat is traditionally worn with a vest and bow tie, and may be further dressed up with gloves and a top hat.