In every area we will exceed your expectations to deliver the finest quality formalwear for your special day. This is not a time to cut any corners, nor should you.
What is the difference between daytime and evening formal wear?
For a gentleman escorting a lady in a floor length gown a cutaway is correct for daytime and a full dress suit (white tie and tails) is appropriate for evening. To escort a lady wearing a cocktail length dress a stroller is appropriate before 6:00 PM and a tuxedo after 6:00 PM.
What if the ceremony is before 6:00 PM and the reception is after 6:00 PM?
You will be technically wrong once whichever you wear. Choose the outfit your most comfortable in. If you make an appointment and come to Coleman's Tuxedos we'll dress you up so you can decide in person which outfit you prefer. These rules of etiquette are guidelines only and it's up to you to decide how traditional or fashion forward you want to be.
When is a white dinner jacket outfit appropriate?
A white dinner jacket outfit is appropriate in place of a stroller or tuxedo between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the temperate zones of the earth. It is always deriguer in the tropics.
When should I start to choose the men's formal wear for my wedding?
As soon a you determine where the wedding will be held and the time of day you can begin choosing your formal wear. At Coleman's Tuxedos we recommend an appointment 6 to 8 months before the wedding to take advantage of the fullest selection and early booking specials.
What if I want something that is not a stock item?
Our special order department will help you create whatever unique look you may desire. Early selections insure sufficient time to accomplish this.
What if members of my party reside far away?
The industry wide courtesy measurement system combined with a Coleman's final fitting will insure a perfect fit for everyone.
What is the origin of the tuxedo?
The tuxedo evolved from military uniforms of the 19th century. The uniforms of the day had long tails and were worn with the sashes of the various regiments. This evolved into the civilian full dress suit (tails) and the more familiar suit length tuxedo jacket which is still worn with a cummerbund reminiscent of the regimental sashes.
Who wore the first tuxedo and why is it called a tuxedo?
P. Lorilard had the first formal suit made to his specifications and wore it at his estate in Tuxedo Park, New York, hence the name tuxedo. This innovative fashion was introduced in the late 19th century.
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