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With Today’s Trends In Men’s Formalwear, Everyone Will Be Talking About What The Groom Is Wearing At The Wedding
“Compared to previous generations, today’s groom is much more fashion-con- scious and mindful of the latest trends in men’s fashion,” Caporale says. “He wants a youthful, modern look that reflects his own sense of style.”
An increasing number of grooms are making the decision on the selection of the tuxedo or suit on their own, and asking the bride to help with color coordination of the accessories. However, Caporale recom- mends brides accompany their groom to the tuxedo shop to assist in the decision- making process.
“The bride handles the colors of the bridesmaid dresses and wedding theme, so she should be part of the decision- making process,” Caporale says. “While the groom chooses the style and fit he wants, the bride ensures everything works well with the wedding colors.”
According to Nancy MacDonald, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Tuxedo Junction, the bride and groom should keep in mind what tuxedo style best fits the groomsmen as well.
“Many brides love to see their groom in a slim-fit tuxedo, but he might have someone in his wedding party who would not feel comfortable in this particular style,” MacDonald says. “Just like choosing a dress for the bridesmaids, a groom should consider every groomsmen in his wedding party.”
For a groom who wants a slim fit for himself and a modern fit for the groomsmen, for example, MacDonald recommends a black tuxedo to ensure everyone has the same look. “Specific tuxedo colors such as white, ivory and shades of grey can be challenging to mix and match different silhouettes because colors may vary,” she adds.
Today’s Tuxedo Styles
The timeless tuxedo is still the most popular ensemble for grooms to wear on their wedding day. No matter how casual a groom might be in everyday life, once he puts on a tuxedo, he transforms into a classic Hollywood movie star.
According to MacDonald, tuxedo and suit styles consist of three main fits: modern fit, slim fit and traditional fit. Modern fit is a fashion-forward style with a slightly tapered silhouette.
“Modern fit is tailored closer to the body with smaller armholes in the jacket and a soft shoulder,” MacDonald says. “The pants
are non-pleated, without a satin stripe, and are slimmer through the thighs. This flattering style works for a majority of men, regardless of body type.”
Popular among today’s celebrities and pop stars, a slim fit tuxedo is very suppressed to the body and features a slimming appear- ance and a shorter length. It has a modern edge and sleek aesthetic. As the description suggests, a slim fit tuxedo is ideal for men who have a fit body.
A traditional fit tuxedo features a classic, fuller cut. Ideal for men with a larger frame, this style has more room in the shoulders, chest and sleeves.
“The majority of grooms want a modern fit tuxedo – this is the most popular style in men’s formalwear,” Caporale says. “The slim fit tuxedo is designed for the fashionable customer who knows what he wants, wears slim-fit styles normally and has a specific look in mind.”
Today’s tuxedos typically feature a two- button closure on the jacket, although one- button is growing in popularity. The jacket’s lapel is commonly trimmed in satin for an understated look. While long ties are still in style, bow ties are experiencing a comeback among millennial grooms. In fact, Caporale finds that 65 percent of men are choosing bow ties over traditional ties.
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