Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March of the Penguins

 When it comes to wedding planning, so much thought goes into what the bride and the bridesmaids will wear. Hours are spent agonizing over the perfect shade of white, trumpet skirt vs. ball gown, sweetheart or capped sleeve...(you get the idea). 

But when it came to tuxedos for the groomsmen, we walked into a Men's Wearhouse location and told the associate we wanted a three button tuxedo. He then asked us the color of the bridesmaids dresses. That was it. There was no thought about tuxedo styles before we walked in, and not much thought after.

In fact, I did a few random Google searches and it turns out not much has changed in the realm of tuxedos over the past few decades.

          1950s                                                                  1980s             

present day      

The beauty of the tuxedo is that you can't really go wrong with it. It's classic and elegant (maybe minus the pink ruffled shirt), and looks good on everyone. If only bridesmaids dresses were this simple....


  1. A tuxedo is timeless... just ask James Bond...

  2. Actually, a tuxedo is subject to the ever-changing whims of fashion. Just ask any prom-goer from the past forty years . . .

    Bond looks like Bond because he follows the classic rules of black tie. Sadly, the Men's Wearhouse salespeople were doing the bride a huge disservice by not explaining the difference. (Bond wouldn't be caught dead in a 3-button tuxedo jacket or a coloured vest.)