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The Perfect Suit or Tux: Finding the Best Fit for You

When it comes to wedding day attire, it seems that men are left in the dark when it comes to their outfit. The blushing bride gets all the tips and tricks for a beautiful fitting gown, but what about her husband-to-be? The groom needs to look just as put-together as the bride, which is why a properly fitted suit or tuxedo is important. Below are a few basic suggestions on how suit pants and jackets should fit your body.

The Pants

A properly fitted pair of pants will make you look sharp, slim, and tailored. If your pant legs bunch up around the ankle and over your shoes, a much needed fitting is in order. Make sure the cuff of the pants sits on top of your shoes in the front. The back of the cuff can hang just a little bit longer than the front, but make sure it is not dragging on the ground or covering the entire back side of the shoe. It is important to wear pants that are made for your height. Items directly off the rack may not be the right length for your needs. It is also recommended to take note of your backside when you have the pants on. Make sure they lightly graze and hug your behind, but aren’t too tight or too baggy.

The Jacket

It’s all about creating the perfect balance when it comes to the jacket. If you are under 5’9”, your jacket should end mid-crotch. If you are taller than this, it can vary from the mid to lower crotch area. During your fitting, an alterations specialist will be able to determine the perfect length for your body type. The shoulder seams should come to an end where your shoulders end for a smooth finish. When it comes to your sleeve length, a modern rule of thumb is to make sure it is about a quarter of the way above your hand when you bend your wrist upwards. When you have the top button closed, it should fit comfortably around your mid-section without being too tight or too loose. If the jacket seems to form an ‘X’ shape when closed, that means it is pulling more on the bottom and it is too tight of a fit.

Conclusion

Hopefully these few simple tips will help you find the best fitting tuxedo or suit for any special occasion. If you are still looking for a great outfit, the experts at All About The Gown By Judy, Inc. has wide selection of tuxedos to help you look sharp on your wedding day!

Get Groom Ready for your Wedding

At your wedding ceremony, it is important that you forego your everyday suit in exchange for something that exudes elegance: a tuxedo. There is nothing that can make your beautiful bride beam with pride quite like a fitted, high quality tuxedo. You might wonder what makes the tuxedo such a special occasion piece in the first place, and how to get one yourself. For tips to help you find the perfect one for you, feel free to browse through this blog post.

Suit Versus Tux: What’s the Difference?

The almighty tuxedo might make you think of the march of the penguins, but that is just one of many assumptions people have about these garments. The truth is, it can be so much more than donning a black and white get up topped off with a bowtie. What makes a tuxedo so special is all in the lovely details that pull the entire look together: the lapel is made of fine silk, a silk stripe runs along the outside of each leg, and a silk button completes the look. For extra flair, optional add-ons include a vest or a cumberbund. The result is a polished look that flows from piece to piece.

Stylish Variations

While a traditional black tuxedo is always a clean and reliable look, don’t be afraid to consider a daring deep blue, white, or even a pattern when shopping for the perfect one for you. Consider the theme or color combinations that are going to be featured at your wedding ceremony and plan accordingly. Who knows, you could even try a pinstripe!

There are different styles of lapels for you to choose from, including classic notch lapels, rounded shawl collars, and wider peak lapels. It is a good idea to try on several to determine which one suits your unique preferences. You can even go outside of the box with a slimming double breasted jacket.

The majority of tuxedos feature a single button, which is typically considered to be the most formal type of closure. Some modern tuxes have two buttons, but this is far less common. Of course, the exception is the double breasted jacket because they have four buttons.

There is an exciting variety of tuxedo shirts with differing collars, including the most formal wingtip collar and the more versatile spread covers. Don’t forget about cufflinks and shirt cuffs! You won’t know what is right for you without trying some on for yourself.

The Classic Bow Tie: Yes or No?

People tend to sport bow ties at more formal events, but as long as you arrive at the altar looking confident and collected in a nicely fitting tuxedo, you are good to go with either. There is a bonanza of fabrics and patterns for you to choose from whether you decide on a bow tie or a more modern necktie.

Conclusion

You want to look as good as possible on your wedding day, so it is important to be aware of all of your tuxedo options. For the best quality tuxedo rentals, visit us at All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. We look forward to helping find a great fit for you.