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Dif­fer­ent types of wed­dings call for dif­fer­ent ver­sions of for­mal wear. Th­ese gen­eral guide­lines match looks to mood.

For semi-for­mal day­time wed­dings, the male party should skip tail coats and opt for suits (navy or char­coal are great year-round, khaki or whites for warm sea­sons) and white shirts.

For semi-for­mal events in the evening, black tie is in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar. Go with a dark tuxedo and bow tie worn with a cum­mer­bund or waist­coat. Again, white shirts, with wing or turned-down col­lar.

For­mal day­time wed­dings of­fer choice of tuxe­dos, kilts, or morn­ing suits. Match with a white shirt, waist­coat to match jacket, cra­vat or reg­u­lar tie, and top pocket hanky if de­sired.

For­mal evening events are nearly al­ways black tie or kilt equiv­a­lent. Chose a clas­sic black tuxedo with a white wing or spread-col­lar shirt, black bow tie, and match­ing waist­coat or cum­mer­bund. For­mal ties are a more con­tem­po­rary op­tion.

For sum­mer wed­dings or trop­i­cal lo­cales, white din­ner jack­ets can look very classy.

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