The classic tuxedo… well not quite today but close. To prevent boredom from the same tuxedo over and over, we’re spicing things up with a few different variations because they are all equally fun and fitting for a wedding depending on your groom of course!
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) the tuxedo market is far easier to navigate than the wedding dress market but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many options for the groom. From bow tie to buttons and even a black on black (not quite tuxedo but close enough…see below) there are plenty of options to fit the man of the hour. But there weren’t always options. So where did the classic tuxedo begin… it all comes back to British royalty as usual, but this time the trendsetter was King Edward the VII. Well before there was the tuxedo there was (and still is the tailcoat) and the normal (casual) suit for those outdoorsy type things that royals and others used to do back in the 19th century. So the fashion buffs of the 1860s decided to combine the tailcoat fabric with the casual jacket making the tuxedo jacket. And thanks to the trendsetting King who took to the style, the tuxedo fashion was born. Now of course it eventually made its way out of England and some 150 years later, though it may not be the traditional groom’s attire in all parts of the world, it certainly is in some. So today, here’s to the tux!