What are the most important characteristics?
Events: The biggest deciding factor is where you’ll be wearing the outfit. Suits are pretty universal. It’s more the accessories that make it work versus wedding attire. The term “black-tie affair” is meant for fancier suits or tuxedos.
Shirt Style: While is a traditional color, but it’s not a necessity when it comes to suits. Often it’s fun to mix and match shirt colors and patterns with neck or bowties. Tuxedos are always paired with a white shirt that has either a turndown collar or a wing collar.
Shoes: To match the color, tuxedos are paired with black patent shoes. Similar to the shirt and tie color, suits can be worn with a variety of shoes. It depends on the occasion, the color of the suit, and the personality of who is wearing it.
- Accessories: Traditional tuxedos include several accessories such as waistcoats, cummerbunds, suspenders, and a bowtie. Some people may not want to include all of these, however. More modern spins on them could include high-stance vests and long ties. Suits are a little easier to work. Again, it comes down to what is paired with it including if a vest is involved.