Don’t know the difference between a suit and a tuxedo? Let us help decipher between these two formal looks…
“Typically tuxedos have satin facing lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers.” Say what??? Here’s the difference so YOU can understand it…
Buttons – The buttons of a tuxedo are usually covered in satin. Suits don’t incorporate satin and usually have either plastic buttons or buttons faced with the same fabric as the coat (otherwise known as self buttons).
Lapel – The lapel or collar on the tuxedo jacket is accented with satin or another fabric detail. Sometimes the entire lapel is made of satin, other times it is accented with a fabric trim or ribbon detail. The lapel on a suit jacket matches the fabric of the suit.
Accessories – Cufflinks and button studs are usually worn with a tuxedo. Tuxedos are traditionally worn with bow ties and a vest or cummerbund, while suits are traditionally worn with a long tie, alone or with a matching vest. That’s not to say you can’t wear a bow tie with a suit or a long tie with a tuxedo, however. You can! There are exceptions to every rule!
Pants – Tuxedo pants feature a thin satin strip down the outer leg of the pant.
(And while we are talking pants, don’t forget…there are rarely belt loops on formal pants so make sure and ask for suspenders if you need them.)
Occasions Bridal and Event’s Boutique carries a large variety of suits and tuxedos in many different colors and styles. Come into our shop, call us at 970-764-4939, OR check them out in our online tuxedo catalog!