A formal affair
You should wear a black dinner jacket, either single- or double-breasted, with ribbed silk lapels and no vents or covered buttons.
Trousers should be tapered, suitable for braces and officially, have one row of braid.
The evening shirt, in cotton or silk, with either a Marcella or a pleated front, has a soft, turn-down collar.
For the accessories, the bow tie is of black silk. Cummerbunds may be worn (with pleats opening upwards) but waistcoats are still much more acceptable.
Black tie can be made as individual as you like with a colourful bow tie, matching waistcoat and pocket handkerchief. (They will look great when you get your photos will be taken by your photographer.)
Shoes should be black and well polished, and socks plain black. (not sports socks, boys!)
Now you know what to wear on your big day if you are the groom, but you might wants to check with your bride to see if she will like that.
As a wedding photographer, I always find the groom looks great in plain colour tie with a white shirt under your jacket.
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