Difference Between A Tux And A Suit

Tuxedo Rental Near Me FultonTuxedos and suits are not interchangeable terms. They are completely different entities and should be worn to different occasions. The easiest difference between the two is that suit pants and jackets are generally made from the same material. Where tuxedos use silk satin on the lapels, buttons and typically on the pant legs as well.

A tuxedo is worn at very formal events like weddings or other black tie affairs. A suit rental can also be worn at a wedding but are less formal than tuxedos. If the wedding is more casual, a suit is perfect. If the wedding is very formal then a tuxedo would be the better choice. A lot of people might think there isn’t a lot that goes into a tuxedo set up. Generally, the bride’s dress is the star of the show at the weddings, which it should be, but the groom’s tux also deserves some recognition. The Tuxedo Gallery is here to help you look your best at any formal occasion! We are just a short drive from all of our Fulton residents! We are your local, friendly tuxedo shop!

Tuxedo Terminology

There are many more pieces that comprise the entire tuxedo than just a jacket, pants and tie. There are different variations of almost every part that allows you to create hundreds of combinations. And our team of professional stylists at The Tuxedo Gallery will be able to help you with everything since not everyone is an expert on tuxedos.

Tux Lapels

Lapels are found on more formal attire and consist of the folded fabric on the front of the jacket that goes around the neck. There are a few variations of lapels and each offers a different style and level of formality.

Notch Lapels are the most versatile of the lapel options. They are named such because the fabric forms a notch in the lapel up by the collar area.
Shawl Collars is definitely one of the more exclusive designs, specifically for black tie events. This lapel is smooth and rounded all the way up and around the neck.
Peak Lapels offer a much sharper notch. The edges of the notches peak upwards, giving the appropriate name. These are more formal than the notch lapels.

Renting A Tuxedo

Tux Rentals Near MeGetting your tuxedo rental from The Tuxedo Gallery near Fulton has many benefits to it. Since we’ve been in business for more than 45 years our store provides the largest in-stock, up-to-date selection, same day service (when possible) and the best prices guaranteed! Our trained specialists have combined the latest tuxedo fashions and accessories to create a look just for you! We can advise you on traditions and customs for any type of tuxedos or suits for weddings or special occasions. We can also guide you in picking colors that go with your overall theme.

We suggest getting fitted-measured for you tuxedos at least 2 months before the wedding date. The registration for your event can be done 4-6 months ahead of time.  It is not necessary to do a group fitting.  Your party members can come in at their convenience once the registration is completed. Generally the Groom and Bride pick out their tuxedos after the color for bridesmaids have been chosen for their dresses. This allows time for the color scheme to be well-established and helps when choosing bow tie, and/or neck tie colors. Or any other accent pieces that might have color on them (suspenders, pocket squares, vests, etc.). Our goal is to make sure you and your party look and feel great on your special day. Getting you in a perfectly fitted tuxedo is the best way to do that.

Tuxedo Rules

Does the time of day or wedding location determine which colors to wear? Time of day and location (indoors/outdoors, cool/tropical) can play a factor in selecting your formal wear. Daytime tuxedo and suit choices might be brown, tan, ivory with brown trousers or maybe a white jacket with black trousers. It is alright to wear the traditional black tuxedos for a daytime wedding. For Evening weddings, black, navy, gray or charcoal tuxedos or suits tend to be most popular. Be sure to ask about tuxedos or suits and accessories that work better for hot or cool temperatures. Most importantly, when the decision is made, the color should blend or go with the color palette the women are wearing in the wedding party.

Fulton California

The small city of Fulton has so much to offer considering its size. Your first stop should be the Kendall-Jackson Winery. Founded in 1982 and family owned, they strive to represent the best wine and food in the industry. Explore everything this vineyard has to offer; the culinary and wine pairings will amaze you. Three different options to choose from: wine and chocolate, wine and cheese and even a five course meal skillfully paired with specific wines. The team at Kendall-Jackson Winery are exceptionally happy to share their knowledge and art with every visitor. And if you need a nice suit or tuxedo for a special event there, you know where you can go. The Tuxedo Gallery will always help you look your best for any occasion.

For all of the art buffs out there, Fulton has a wonderful art gallery. Fulton Crossing showcases local artists, crafters and even furniture. With 23 studios and two warehouses Fulton Crossing has the ability to do much more than hang art on walls. Getting the community involved and representing all the talent and creativity that comes from the minds of these local artists is what Fulton Crossing is all about. Words are hard to describe such a unique and wonderful place. You will have to see it for yourself to experience everything Fulton Crossing has to offer.

And right down the street from the studio is Janakos and Company. A wonderful furniture store that houses vintage decor. There is so much more the explore and experience throughout Fulton. From wonderful wineries to tours and galleries. Don’t miss out on this one! This small town treats everyone like family and you will always feel welcome when you visit Fulton.



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