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Mar, 30 2022

How to Customize Your Wedding Suit or Tuxedo

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The days of men wearing the same black tuxedo and suit- matched with a plain white shirt and basic black tie—are over. Many guys are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. This means they put extra thought into their ensemble for a special occasion. The easiest way to set your look apart is to customize a suit or tuxedo by choosing items that showcase your taste and personal style. Luckily, there are many ways to customize your look at Generation Tux. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Go beyond basic black.

The type of suits or tuxedos you choose will depend on the event's dress code. If you're attending a formal "Black Tie" affair, then you'll want to wear a classic Black Tuxedo. If it's semi-formal or cocktail attire, you can add some color to your look. Like the Mystic Blue, Bright Blue, or Slate Blue, a blue suit would look sophisticated and stylish. Not into blue? Opt for gray instead! And a light tan suit works perfectly at a tropical destination event or a fun Boho wedding.

Man Wearing Generation Tux Mystic Blue Dinner Jacket With Black Trousers

Mix and match your jacket and pants

Yes, you can absolutely mix and match your jacket and pants to make sure your ensemble stands out from the pack. Contact one of our customer agents to help you put together your perfect look.

Man Wearing Generation Tux Mystic Blue Suit with a boutonniere that matches his brides flowers, walking out of the chapel with his bride.

Incorporate the event's color theme

Take inspiration from the event's color palette. This will add eye-catching details to your ensemble. You don't have to go overboard. Some simple touches via your tie, pocket square, or even boutonniere are more than enough to make a statement.

Man Wearing Generation Tux Gray Sharkskin Suit with a Freesia Bowtie and pocket square.

Wear a bold tie

The tie you choose is an essential part of your look, so don't make it an afterthought. It's an easy way to personalize your look and show off your unique sense of style. Whether you wear a bowtie or a necktie, don't be afraid to pick a bold color or a fun pattern to spice things up.

Select the right shirt

At some point during the event, you might want to take off your jacket—and that means your shirt needs to be up to par. In terms of selection, there are plain fronts, pleated fronts, or pique bib fronts. You'll also want to pay special attention to the shirt's fabric, collar style, and cuff style. Don't think you need to stick with white. Choosing a shirt in a complementary color to your suit and tux is a way to stand out.

Man putting on black and silver cufflinks

Choose cufflinks

You can personalize your look through your cufflinks in a variety of ways. Some guys will wear heirloom cufflinks to pay homage to a beloved family member for a special event. Other men engrave their cufflinks with your initials, monogram, or an important date. Another idea is to choose cufflinks that show off your favorite color, hobby, or occupation. If you don't want to invest in a pair, we have some options for you.

Close up of boutonniere pined on a Generation Tux indigo suit.

Pin on a beautiful boutonniere

Women aren't the only ones who need flowers on a special occasion. Modern men also appreciate how the right blooms can add that finishing touch to their tuxedo or suit. And gone are the days when guys pinned on a red rose. Instead, they are getting creative with their choices, which elevates their style and adds a personal touch to their look for this special event.

Not into fresh flowers? Try a small lapel pin for a classic look.

Man wearing Generation Tux Cement Grey Pants with Suspenders

Add some accessories

Put the finishing touch on your suit or tuxedo through your accessories. From a stylish pocket square and a vest to a pair of suspenders and shirt studs, there are so many options when it comes to accessorizing. Another fun idea: Wear a pair of whimsical socks.

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Slip-on some shoes

Dress shoes are the obvious choice. But many guys are getting creative with their footwear. A pair of clean sneakers, loafers, or even cowboy boots can show off your unique sense of style. Just pay close attention to the event's dress code to make sure you don't stand out in the wrong way.

Ready to start putting together your personalized look? Start browsing through our collection of suits, tuxedos, accessories, and more.