If there are only two times in his life that a man will have to dress in a formal suit or tuxedo, it would be his high school graduation and his wedding day. Although most guys are completely against it, in the immortal words of Barney Stinson, it's time for them to "suit up!".
Tuxedos are always a classic option, and is formal wear at it's best. It gives a man a simple, elegant, and debonair look, a throwback if you will to the days of Sinatra, Carey Grant, or maybe even today's 007. If you stick to black, when you look back on your wedding pictures 25 years from now you'll never regret it. Along with a suit, you can have an option of wearing a vest with it for a three-piece look (but stray away from colors, and stick too the same material and color as your suit). If you don't feel like wearing a traditional bow tie, or you find it too formal or it doesn't match your personality, wear a long tie instead. With this, you can incorporate your wedding colors into your attire. The tie option is more modern and sleek nowadays, and a skinner tie is on trend. For underneath the suit jacket, stick with a collared shirt, with French cuffs. This will never go out of style.
If a tuxedo is still too formal for your wedding or graduation day, stick with a refined suit instead. A tailored suit is young, dressy, and can still be practically used after your wedding day. The more modern day men, such as George Clooney or Jude Law, tend to stray away from the tuxedos and stick with the suit options. Stick with a white dress shirt and colored tie if you choose to go with this option, because it'll still be formal enough to stand up next to your bride.
When it comes to classic suiting, there are a few trends making a comeback for the summer. Within the style, there is a throwback to the classic 60s and 70s retro tailoring - larger lapels, slimmer cut, one button, and longer cuffs. Don't be afraid to play with prints on your suits, as long as they stay neutral enough for every-day-wear. To accessorize your suits, go with skinny ties, classic white button up shirts, or even a mock neck heading into the fall.
When you decide which option to go with for the big day, you have to decide whether it's worth the investment to buy a suit or tuxedo, or if it would work better to rent one. For either option, make sure to check out Derks Menswear to see their selection. Unlike typical rental shops, where you would usually get a lower quality, Derks Formals stands behind the high quality of all of their suiting and tuxedo options! As well, they offer a wide selection of tailored and classic suits for every-day wear, perfect to stay on point for the trends.