Many men lack confidence in their wardrobes. This can be especially true when getting dressed for an event that is outside their normal routine, such as a formal affair. Knowing the difference between men’s suits and mens tuxedos can help you make an informed choice for a dapper outfit that makes you feel dressed for success.
The definition of a suit is a jacket and a pair of trousers made from the same material.
This set can technically be made from a variety of fabrics and still be considered a suit. By this definition, a tuxedo is technically also a suit. However, there are three main differences that set them apart.
A tuxedo is considered more formal and can therefore be worn to attend more elevated events. Because a tuxedo is considered evening attire, it should probably be saved for nighttime events. On the other hand, a suit could be appropriate any time of day, especially if they are made of casual material. To attend a black tie event, only certain types of tuxedoes are appropriate. They should include a black bowtie as well as a black stripe running vertically down the leg of the trousers. Lastly, tuxedoes are generally more expensive than suits.