While wearing a tuxedo brings out the handsomeness in you, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in it and that too on your big day. You should be able to easily move around, and dance as much as you want, which means your tuxedo should be just the right size for you. The groom should try on his tuxedo at least three days before the wedding so the alterations can be done in time, if any. This simple step can save a lot of embarrassment on the big day!
You should not feel uncomfortable in your tuxedo jacket, especially around the neck and shoulders. Make sure to button it up when you are standing and moving around and unbutton when you are sitting.
Your vest buttons should be lined up with the front of the jacket. It should also button easily and the bottom button should be left open. the bottom of the vest should overlap the waistband of the trouser. You should consider the vest with a full back because when you’ll take off the jacket, it would seem neat to the audience as well.
The cuff of your shirt should show a quarter-inch below your jacket and it should be comfortable around the waist, neck and shoulders.
Your trousers should not be too tight, but button easily around the waist. The hem should just touch your shoe tops and you should be able to move around easily.
Whether its a bow tie or a self-tie, learn how to tie it first. Make sure to try it on before you buy it otherwise it won’t look good if its bigger than the ususal size it should be.
Your shoes should be polished and be the perfect fit. Try out your shoes when they are tired at the end of the day, because they will be tired by the end of your wedding so you will have a good idea about the size. Also, when you buy them, walk around the house in them for some time since new shoes hurt for a few days.
Now that you have all the guidance and know what to do when buying your tuxedo, head on to the shop and test your expertise!