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A glossary of Tuxedo Terms and Wedding Tuxedo Styles

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Broad neck scarf looped under chin; fastened with tie tack or stick pin. Should be worn with wing collar shirt.

Bolo tie

Weddings; Grooms

A cowboy-style necktie consisting of a piece of cord or leather with decorative metal tips secured with an ornamental clasp or slide.

Ascot tie

Weddings; Grooms

This wide, formal tie is usually patterned, folded over, and fastened with a stickpin or tie tack. Usually reserved for ultra-formal daytime weddings and worn with a cutaway coat and striped grey ...


Weddings; Grooms

You can also wear a classic tie with your tux, to create a more casual -- yet still elegant -- wedding look. Pick a silk tie in silver or blue, which will be dressy enough to stand up to a tux.

Bow tie

Weddings; Grooms

A type of men's necktie, consisting of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops. Bow ties should be worn with a classic tux. They ...


Weddings; Grooms

As for sleeve cuffs, you have a few options: standard dress-shirt cuffs held together with cuff links; French cuffs, which are folded over and closed with cuff links; and cuffs that close with a ...

Morning coat

Weddings; Grooms

For formal daytime weddings, the groom wears the cutaway coat -- short in the front, long in the back, and tapering from the front waist button to a wide back tail. Cutaway jackets are either black ...

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