Men’s wedding Tuxedos are one of our specialties. But beware: getting married in a Tuxedo isn’t for everyone, and there are a few pitfalls to avoid if you want to combine self-assumed elegance and cool without forcing the issue.
The main concern for a man getting married in a Tuxedo, a traditionally very formal outfit, is that you can quickly overwhelm all your guests with this demanding dress-code.
It can take you out of the mood quickly, like when you receive an invitation card that says “black tie” the day before the event.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHERE TUXEDO COMES FROM?
The man in the Tuxedo, for all of us since his first appearance in James Bond 007 vs Dr No, is Sean Connery. And his successors
He’s often seen wearing a Tuxedo for dinner parties or card games, but he also goes well with a classic suit. To Diana Rigg, in Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969.
(Yes, knowing all about men’s Tuxedos forces us to revisit all our classics!)
General culture test. Imagine Jean-Pierre Foucault giving you a choice of these four answers.
Do you know where Tuxedo comes from?
A: From the south London town of Tuxedo, home to Savile Row’s finest tailors.
B: The term “Tuxedo” comes from the “smoking jacket “, a type of clothing used in the 19th century by men going to smokehouses. (As seen in Titanic, after dinner, when they go for a brandy). Originally, this jacket was used to prevent gentlemen’s clothing from becoming impregnated with the smell of tobacco.
C: The term “Tuxedo” comes from the process used by early tailors, who used smoked leather to make suit lapels. Tuxedo is unfortunately a poor translation of this chic wedding suit.
D: Answer D.
The correct answer is B.
It was around 1865 that Prince of Wales Edward VII is said to have asked his tailor Henry Poole for a short blue tux, to be worn on informal evenings at his country home of Sandringham (which you may have seen in the Netflix series The Crown).
THE REAL WORRY ABOUT THE TUXEDO – WEDDING COMBO
Historically, the Tuxedo is a formal evening garment. It was worn to change outfits: after wearing a suit during the day, men donned a Tuxedo to remain elegant but get rid of the day’s dust.
Purists believe that you shouldn ‘t wear a Tuxedo before 6 p.m. (which means that for weddings on Friday at 2 p.m. or Saturday morning at 11 a.m., you’re out of luck…).
However, there are occasions when a man can don his best Tuxedo, sometimes before 6 p.m.: previews, daytime staircases at Cannes, ballet or opera premieres, theater dress rehearsals…
Let’s talk Tuxedo weddings: it’s very American. This is Hollywood. But on your wedding day: you’re the star, so treat yourself!
We’re here to listen and help you make the right choice. And we’ve got the experience to make sure you don’t make any mistakes if you decide to get married in a Tuxedo.
OUR 3 TIPS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN A TUXEDO
Of course, we are experts in Tailor-made products and will be happy to discuss them with you and show you our latest creations at 23 rue Pasquier, 75008 Paris (here, the page of all our customers and friends who have been married in a Tuxedo).
DON’T BE AFRAID OF HYBRIDIZATION!
mix what you like. We present black, blue, ivory and green fabrics. You can choose the cut (Deauville or Capri), collars, buttons, cuffs: everything is possible to personalize your wedding Tuxedo.
We can also advise you on tailor-made shoes (it’s likely that Sylvain will try to push you towards white sneakers).
And you can take hybridization a step further with this Tuxedo-peignoir!
WHITE SHIRT OR BLUE SHIRT?
you can tone down the formal look of a Tuxedo by playing with shirt materials, colors and accessories.
DON’T FORGET THE BRIDE!
Since a successful wedding involves two people, we strongly urge you to involve your wife in the discussions, and to include her in the final decision on the tuxedo you’ll wear on your wedding day!