Difference Between A Tux And A Suit

Tuxedo Rental PetalumaTuxedos 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 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 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 weddings, which it should be, but the groom’s tux also deserves some recognition. The Tuxedo Gallery near Petaluma is here to help you look your best at any formal occasion!

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

Getting your tuxedo rental from The Tuxedo Gallery near Petaluma 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 about 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 has been chosen for their dresses. This allows time for the color scheme to be well-established and helps when choosing bow tie, and/or necktie 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

Formal Tuxedo

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 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. Our goal is to make sure you look and feel your best on a special day. And getting you in a perfectly fitted tuxedo is a great way to do that. Our team of professional stylists will work with you to find the tuxedo that best suits you.

Petaluma California

Petaluma is just an hour north of San Francisco and is perfectly settled on the beautiful river next to the rolling hills and the gorgeous coast. Petaluma has so much to offer; from wine, beer and cheese tasting. To quirky antique shops and boutiques. If you are an explorer there are tons of bike trails that follow the river and of course, there’s the beach where you can go boating.

But this city isn’t just for trendy and modern fans. There is a lot of rich history nestled in this little town. There are several homes that line the streets of downtown Petaluma showcasing architecture ranging from the 1860s to 1925. As the town became more and more popular to tourists the city started to host events. Frequent, entertaining and engaging, you will never be bored while visiting Petaluma. There are art festivals, jam making, concerts, air shows and so much more. And for all the foodies out there. You can’t forget to try all the cuisine that this city has to offer. Being famous for dairy and eggs you will not find better ice cream and freshly baked bread and pastries. With several breweries in town, you know that we have excellent distilled whiskey.

But it doesn’t stop there. You can even make Petaluma a very special place to remember. With beautiful venues of all sorts, you can have the gorgeous wedding of your dreams right here in Petaluma. And your local tuxedo shop is just a short drive North. The Tuxedo Gallery is here and ready to help you look your best for your next special event. Whoever you are and whatever you are interested in, Petaluma will have something for you. There is so much to do and see and eat here that you’ll never want to leave. Come visit today and explore everything Petaluma has to offer!


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