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.
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This post is for all men looking for how to stylishly stand out in suits at wedding receptions and other social occasions. If you’re a groom, your wedding will be one of the biggest events in your life, and your goal should be to look your absolute best. It’s going to be your day too, and so the attention will not be on only the bride – you too will share the spotlight.
Once you have your wedding reception suit sorted out, next is to get your men’s wedding suit accessories. Those are like the icing on the cake, or simply put, they are those tiny little details that make a big difference in your groom’s attire. Without these details, the groom would not stand out among his groomsmen or other guests who are wearing suits. Here are the accessories to wear with your suit and complete your look:
a. Long-Sleeved Shirt
You need a shirt on which to wear your tie. A crisp and clean, plain white long-sleeved shirt in a solid colour is the most popular wedding dressing shirt among Nigerian grooms. Our wedding suit trend spotting showed that some grooms opt for off-white, cream or very light blue long-sleeved shirts for their weddings in Nigeria.
b. Regular Tie or Bow Tie?
You need a tie to jazz up your long-sleeved shirt for added style. If you’ll be wearing a tuxedo, your only option is a bow tie. That’s because men’s dress style etiquette demands that tux and bow ties be worn together. However, for non-tuxedo suits, the type of tie you choose depends on your preferences and the look you’re going for. Whether you choose a bow tie or regular tie, you’ll still look amazing.
c. Tie Bar or Tie Clip?
If you’re not wearing bow ties, you need to find a way to hold your tie in place, stylishly though. Nigerian grooms know how to literally bring the dance floor down during their wedding reception and we hate ties flying around, a tell-tale sign of a bad dresser. To help your tie stay-put through any kind of Naija-Afro dancing, both tie-clips and tie-bars do will the job but a tie-bar is the most stylish way to keep your tie in place and straight. Aside from that, a good tie bar shows others that you’re a man who knows how to put himself together
The pocket square is absolutely for swag and nothing else and the rule is that it should be in a contrasting colour to your tie (not a matching colour). This is that folded small handkerchief-like accessory that is placed in your jacket breast pocket. Not every groom accessorizes their suits with a pocket-square, but this little thing adds a touch of elegance and style to a man’s wedding suit by tying in the rest of your attire. Pocket-squares for suits are available in silk, linen or cotton fabrics. Style rule for wearing pocket-square: it should not match your tie colour, rather it should be a contrast – because it’s meant to show-off.
Don’t know how to fold a pocket-square handkerchief for a suit? The video tutorial below will show you easy ways to fold a pocket square.
e. Leather Belt
It’s expected that your wedding suit should be the best-tailored piece you have ever owned, and that means the suit trousers should perfectly fit your waist size without a need for a belt. For special occasions like a wedding, men’s style etiquette considers suspenders the better option – not compulsory, though.
However, if for some reason your suit trousers are a bit loose, wear a belt to hold them in place. If you choose to wear a belt instead of suspenders, be sure to pick a simple black or brown leather belt with silver or brass buckle. The belt should be the right size and width (not too small, not too big) and should match the colour of your shoes. Also ensure that when wearing the belt, your front waistline (where the belt buckles) should look neat, smooth and flat (no bulge).
Continue to see how to use fine accessories to style your suit (images & tips).