Difference Between A Tux And A Suit

Tuxedos and suits are not interchangeable terms. They are completely different entities and should be worn for 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. (Description of Invitation Attire) A suit can also be worn at a wedding but are less formal than tuxedos. If the wedding is more casual, a suit rental 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. At Tuxedo Gallery, our professional stylists will be here to assist you with whatever you need. Our goal is to make each of our clients look and feel their best for their special event. When you need to rent a tux, we are here to help.


Tuxedo Terminology

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

Tuxedo Lapels

Lapels are found on more formal attire and consist of the folded fabric on the front of the jacket. 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 that 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 from The Tuxedo Gallery has many benefits to it. Since we’ve been in business for more than 45 years, The Tuxedo Gallery 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 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.

Renting Tuxedo

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