Weekend Wear: This Tuxedo Will Help You Win Wedding Season

Wedding season is upon us, gents. And while you already have plenty of suits, shirts, and ties to mix and match for most weddings, there will be times you’ll need to get a little more dressed up for the occasion — and those times call for a tuxedo. A black tux is always a classic, but why not have a little more fun? Choose a silver jacket that is unique without calling too much attention to yourself — it isn’t your day after all. Add a French cuff shirt, patent loafers, and a fine timepiece, and you’re all set to celebrate.


1. Tom Ford Shelton Shawl Cocktail Jacket, $3,660

You can’t do much better than a tuxedo jacket cut by Tom Ford. The soft and shiny silver moire is pure understated luxury, and it’s finished with contrasting black satin details like the relaxed shawl collar and turn back cuffs.

2. BOSS Marlyn Sharp Fit Stripe French Cuff Tuxedo Shirt, $195 at Nordstrom

Every man needs at least one French cuff shirt in their wardrobe, and this version from BOSS is the one to get. The pointed collar will look just as good with a bow tie, tie, or unbuttoned at the end of the night, while the covered placket keeps things clean and classy.

3. Saint Laurent Iconic Le Smoking Trouser, $1,010

Yves Saint Laurent made a name for himself with his Le Smoking jackets and trousers, and the brand has continued to offer the best. These textured trousers are slim cut with a flat front, and have the traditional satin stripe down each leg.

4. Paul Smith Pen Tip Cufflinks, $175 at Harry Rosen

While we’d caution against anything too kitschy, cufflinks are an opportunity to show a little personality with a formal look. Paul Smith’s cufflinks are fun but still understated, with the faux fountain pen tips made from brass and black enamel.

5. Louis Vuitton Emblem Loafer, $1,660

These classic patent loafers by Louis Vuitton will add some shine to your outfit without competing with your statement jacket.

6. Bulova Curv Chronograph Watch, $925

Being fashionably late doesn’t work when it comes to weddings. Make sure you stay on time with Bulova’s Curv Chronograph. The world’s first curved chronograph movement fits snuggly against your wrist and uses quart technology with 262 kHz vibrational frequency to ensure accuracy.