Your spouse has picked a beautiful gown, now it's your turn to choose a tuxedo from a formal wear shop. This can be a tricky task. You probably have no idea where to begin. That is alright. Do not stress. This simple easy to follow guide will point you in the right direction when choosing a tuxedo that is sure to leave you looking charming next to your beautiful spouse.
First things first, fit is KEY when purchasing a tuxedo. This may sound basic, but a poorly fitting tux can turn the most amazing tuxedo into a disaster. Your jacket should give you a full range of motion. Move your arms around, if it feels tight when you stretch, it is too small. The sleeves should fall gracefully mid hand. As far as pants go they should fall to the midline of your shoe. If you button your tuxedo pants or jacket and you can hardly breathe, it is obviously way too small. A good formal wear will be able to help you decide whether or not your tux is too small or too big. Get proper measurements from the formal wear shop. If your groomsmen are out of town have them visit a tailor to get their measurements. Have them send them to you. Place your orders in advance so if you gain or lose weight you can be properly tailored. Dress for your body type, if you're not sure what type of suit will look best on you, don't be afraid to ask. An attendant at a formal wear shop will know exactly what will look best on you. This is their profession, so anything you are unclear on, they will be able to assist you with. Do not forget to find shoes that match well, the formal wear shop often carry shoes, but you can look elsewhere. Bring your spouse or maybe even your father along during this process, they will be able to assist you in finding the correct shoes.
Keep it simple. You do not want to outshine your bride. Bring your future spouse with you. He or she can help you find the right suit and tie to match her gown. Be well groomed. This means shave, get rid of that uni-brow, take a shower, get a haircut, and make sure your nails are clean. Being well groomed will insure you look the best you possibly can on your wedding day.
If you have not decided if you're renting or purchasing you need to figure it out before you go to the formal wear shops. Renting a tux usually cost 10 to 30 percent of purchasing a brand new tuxedo. If you do not typically attend formal occasions renting a suit is probably the better idea for your circumstance. On the other hand if you attend three or more formal occasions then you should purchase a tuxedo. You will get more use out of it and in the long run it will save you thousands of dollars.
Relax, if you follow this guide finding a suit for you and your groomsman will be easy as pie. Congratulations on your engagement, follow this guide and you will look spectacular on your wedding day. Lucky for you Chicago has various formal wear shops for you to choose from. Go check them out!