Among the most elegant & classic piece in a gentleman's wardrobe, a tailored dinner suit or tuxedo is generally purchased with a special event or specific occasion in mind.
Available in numerous variations, the modern dinner suit features a one button jacket with black satin lapels. Modern interpretations are shaped with either peak or shawl lapels, which contrast the jacket body. Both navy and black have proven to be popular colours, that stand the test of time.
Needless to say, dinner suits are a common choice for many on their wedding day.
The black or navy dinner suit?
Despite their being no clear right or wrong answer, it's common for the bride and groom to get stuck between choosing the black or navy version.
Ultimately choosing between the two will come down to the overall styling of your wedding, and just which generally 'suits' the groom better. The black is a timeless option, and represents the pinnacle of tradition. Meanwhile the navy dinner suit maintains a high degree of elegance and formality, while introducing an element of modernity.
Take it one step further with a subtle texture throughout the fabric.
Maroon And Paisley Dinner Jackets
You may also begin to notice that maroon & heavily floral and paisley styled dinner suits. Whilst these styles make a bold impression; neither will match the elegance of a classic black or navy tuxedo, and are far likely to date sooner. Whilst they may not be appropriate for your wedding, a maroon or paisley dinner jacket makes a stylish option if your attending a wedding as a guest.
If you must wear a paisley jacket, opt for one with a self-pattern. Avoid multi-colour patterns and prints.
The most important advice we can leave with you is; whatever you decide on wearing on your wedding day, you want to be able to look back in photos in 10, 20 or 50 years and think 'Ha, I still look good'.
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