Men's Wedding Attire, Part V
November 16, 2009

Some girls would say that there is nothing sexier than a man in a tuxedo. There is something very James Bond about it and for a wedding...a tuxedo is just about as good as it gets. We will be the first to admit that we don't know a lot about choosing the right tuxedo for your look. We tend to stick to all things girly and pretty. But what we do know, is how to make that tuxedo really, really cool. Here are a few of our picks for Tuxedo's, all at different price points...


Now the MOST cost effective approach to tuxes is through rentals. Men's Wearhouse has a good selection, great prices and generally a helpful staff. There are a ton of other well known brands that cater to wedding attire but they all vary regionally in terms of quality. It's best to get a personal recommendation from a friend or family member. If you can get the name of someone to help you within the store, even better. The problem with rental companies is that sometimes the quality is a bit off and more annoyingly, you have to return them pretty quickly which isn't always possible when you're throwing a destination wedding. But in terms of bang for your buck, this is definitely the way to go.

If you are thinking about purchasing a tux for your are a few favs!

First Row: The first, by Men's Wearhouse is a total classic. Designed by Calvin Klein this tux is a total classic, bow tie an all. The price is $519.99 Next up, a gorgeous tux that we found for $495 at Nordstrom. Love the easy going style and the quality construction. And lastly, another Men's Wearhouse find. It's a single button tux, non-vented, 100% wool. It's sexy, classic and yet the long tie makes it a bit more contemporary...all for $319.99

Second Row: Our next row is a little bit pricier but still not totally extravagant. All found at Nordstrom, these strike the perfect balance between cost and quality. Ideal for the groom who wants something that will last him a while while maintaining its timeless look and feel.

Third Row: These are all priced between $1,000-$2,000. And here's what you get for a more expensive suit...quality. A tux that your hubby can wear over and over and over. Fit. Buying a high priced suit usually comes with a lovely tailor on site to make sure that it's total perfection. Timelessness. These styles simply won't go in and out of fashion. Tuxes by Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus and Brooks Brothers.

OK. So that's a bare bones look at tuxedos. And I'm an old fashioned girl, so a classic tux is SO up my ally. But for all of you girls that need a little "something-something" to jazz up the's all in the details. Great cuff links, a fun bow tie, cool shoes, graphic pocket squares.

classic tux accessories

Bow ties from Brooks Brothers, Shoes from Zappos, Cuff links from Vera Bradley

Although some might think that messing with the classic tux is a big fashion don't...I'm not in that camp. I'm of the thought that you should make your look work for YOU. It should reflect your own unique personality, your own unique style. And there is nothing wrong with a great pair of converse sneaks underneath a classic tux. It's the perfect marriage of style and substance.

So there you have it ladies. TONS of great options for dressing your boys. Whatever approach you decide, remember that just like in choosing your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses, your groomsmen attire should fit cohesively within the look and style of your wedding. Always start with your venue and let the space dictate your fashion picks.

And speaking of fashion...we have an incredible spread for you coming up next!