5. Print or Floral Jacquard Suit Jacket for Wedding
6. Tuxedo for Wedding
Traditionally, tuxedos had to be either in black or midnight blue colour. The black tuxedo is a favorite among Nigerian grooms. Usually, tuxedo shirts are white but sometimes other colours are worn under the tux jacket. The white tuxedo shirt is the favourite of Nigerian grooms and groomsmen. For more tuxedo styling tips and the difference between a tuxedo and suit, read to the end of this post, and click to the next page.
7. Checked Men’s Suit Style for Wedding
8. Mix and Match Men’s Suit Style for Wedding
Another wedding suit style we spot with Nigerian grooms is the wearing of suit separates. That involves wearing the jacket of a different suit with the trousers of another suit. We’ve spotted this suit style on some Nigerian grooms, but not many. Nigerian grooms like to look ‘extra’ and well put-together, which mix and match suits style fail to deliver.
In this style, the groom opts to pair non-matching trousers and suit jackets that have different colours and sometimes are of different fabrics. We’ve seen this suit styling done right and we’ve also seen it done wrongly, which makes the entire dressing look scattered and disturbing to the eyes. Pulling off this suit style successfully requires confidence and an eye for harmonizing different colours to look appealing. Unless you absolutely know what you’re doing and have in the past successfully experimenting with mixing and matching separate colours of suits and jackets, we advise that you don’t go for this style. Besides, mix and match suits look casual at weddings – do you really want to look casual beside your bride in a sophisticated wedding gown? This is a very daring suit style.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TUXEDO vs SUITS
Tuxedo vs Suit: Tuxedo is a type of suit worn to only formal events and special occasions, that includes weddings. Many people do not know the difference between a tuxedo and suit but it’s really easy to tell them apart. Tuxedo vs suit – what’s the difference? The quickest and easiest way to tell if it’s a suit or tuxedo is to look at the jacket lapels. The front lapels of a tuxedo are made of silk or satin (shiny) materials and that of a regular suit does not. Simply look at the jacket’s lapels to find out – if it’s not shiny silk there, it’s not a tuxedo.
Definition: Lapels are the folded cloth-flaps on the front of a jacket, starting from the front of the chest to right before the buttons. Usually, lapels form a V-shape in front when the suit or tuxedo jacket is buttoned. By the way, there are different types of suits and tuxedos are just one of them; there are also the morning suits and tailcoats already mentioned with pictures above.
Rules of Tuxedo Styling: If you’re thinking of wearing a tuxedo in your Nigerian wedding or any formal occasion, it’s important to know that there are rules, or formality, about how to wear them. These rules are also important to know if you’re a man preparing to attend a wedding with the invitation card stating ‘black tie’ as a dress code or if you are thinking of having a black-tie wedding.
- Tuxedo Rule #1: It must be worn with a bow tie. and one of them is that you must wear it with a bow tie. Regular neckties are a no-no with the tux.
- Tuxedo Rule #2: Must not be worn with belts. They don’t even come with belt-loops (belt holes), by design.
- Tuxedo Styling Rule #3: Tuxedo is the only suit option to wear to any wedding or event that states ‘black tie’ as a dress code. The black-tie means a black bow tie (i.e. it must be a bow tie and not necktie, and the bow tie must be black colour), with a black tux, of course. However, if the dress code says ‘black tie optional’, you have an option not to wear the tuxedo or to wear one. In a ‘black tie optional’ wedding or event, your suit colour must be black or midnight blue, which is a dark bluish-black coloured suit.
There are a few other rules for wearing a tuxedo, but the first two above are the non-negotiables that you must observe as a fine dresser. You can get away with the other rules (and not the first two).
Click NEXT PAGE below to learn how to get the best-fit suit and the perfect size for your body.