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how to dress for a modern wedding vs a traditional wedding

Should I wear a classic or contemporary suit for my wedding?

A classic suit or tuxedo is traditionally navy, charcoal, or black. A contemporary suit may be a light blue or light grey color. SuitShop is always here to help you choose the attire that will look and feel the best for your big day!

navy wedding tuxedo

How Long Should My Suit Sleeves Be?

You should see a half inch of dress shirt beyond the length of your wedding suit jacket sleeve.

Gray Groom's Suit

Should the Groom Wear a Second Look?

Is it mandatory that I also have a second look for the wedding day? It is not mandatory that you also wear a second look. As a general rule, I like to suggest that the number of looks that the groom has for the wedding day should be less than or equal to the number of the bride's looks.

mother son dance wedding

What Should the Mother of the Groom Wear?

Your mom should select a gown that is appropriate for the occasion and that she feels comfortable wearing. You and your bride-to-be can provide her with some guidance regarding color or style, but ultimately let her make the decision.

Groom Essentials

How to Select a Signature Scent for the Wedding Day

Your wedding day is the perfect time to select a special cologne! Consider using details of your wedding to help you select the best fragrance.

wedding sunglasses

Can I Wear Sunglasses with My Wedding Day Look?

I am getting married next month at a golf club / resort in Phoenix, AZ and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to wear my favorite sunglasses for the big day? Even if you will be getting married outdoors on the actual golf course or surroundings, do not wear your sunglasses during the ceremony.

ring bearers and flower girls

How to Select Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Looks?

How should we style the ring bearers and flower girls? For styling their looks, the ring bearers could have a similar suiting look as the groomsmen, and the flower girls can have similar gowns as the bridesmaids. Alternatively, the ring bearers and flower girls can have similar looks as the bride and groom.

boutonniere on shawl lapel

How Do You Place a Boutonniere on a Shawl Lapel Tuxedo Jacket?

Where should I put the boutonniere on a shawl lapel tuxedo? For the shawl lapel you will need to place the boutonniere on the lapel about half the distance between the base of shirt collar and the top of your left jacket pocket.

men's slim dress pants

How Can I Achieve a Slim Tapered Pant Look?

I really like the look of slim pants and loafers with no socks. How do I achieve this look? Purchase an extra slim fit pant and have them tailored a with no pant break. If you can't locate an extra slim fit pant, you can purchase slim fit pants and have them altered at your local tailor to be slimmer in the leg.

when should I order my wedding suit

When Should I Order My Wedding Day Look?

I am getting married in March of 2020 and want to begin getting the looks for me and my groomsmen organized. Is it too early to purchase our looks now? Typically the groom and his attendants will pick their looks after the bride's side has to make sure they are selecting looks that are complementary.

navy tuxedo and tuxedo shirt

Hidden Placket Vs Stud Set Tuxedo Shirt?

How do I choose which shirt to wear? Does it matter which shirt I wear with the suit or tuxedo? The short answer is YES, it does matter which shirt you wear with your wedding suit or tuxedo.

self-tie versus pre-tie bow ties

Pre-Tied Vs. Self-Tie Bow Tie?

I want to wear a bow tie and I plan to have the groomsmen wear neckties. I don't know how to tie a bow tie. Should I wear a pre-tied bow tie or a self-tie? As a style expert and a promoter of men becoming 'style-guys', I have to recommend that you purchase and learn how to tie a self-tie bow tie.