Alas, your perfectly tailored business wear won’t cut it today. It’s time to bring out the tux. Let’s be honest, it’s difficult to look bad in a tux. However, looking your best reaches its pinnacle on your wedding day. Pick out the garb, get it tailored (if it isn’t bespoke), and channel every corny Bond one-liner you can think of. Your spouse will share the attention today, but that is perfectly normal, and expected. As any gentlemen would though, don’t miss your chance to look… Shocking. Positively Shocking.
Here, my friends, is where it gets intricate. Collecting your gear. If you attend enough events that owning a tuxedo (rather than renting) is a viable option, good on you. Surely that thing is perfectly tailored for your body and you let out sophistication and maturity with each confident stride. That isn’t the case for most people, though, so renting is the way to go. Getting measured to rent a tux is practically a watered down version of getting your bespoke measurements, so it may be familiar.
Don’t. Stress. Out. Weddings can be a hassle, but that is no reason to react negatively. Especially when it comes to looking your best. Getting measured for a tux isn’t anything new to the modern gent, and even if it’s your first time, it isn’t too lengthy of a process and it requires almost no effort. Just go in, let someone measure you, pay (or make a deposit), and be on your way. The important part is when the tux arrives. Before you leave, make sure everything is how you like and be sure to show your appreciation, the employees work hard to make sure you look dashing.
Hardest part is finished, now get in the right mindset. You are about to embark on a lifelong journey. The start to that journey will be that much better knowing that you have a personalized, flawless look. Owning a tux (mentality, not materiality) is no different from rocking your business wear. It boasts confidence, vibes maturity, and projects the masculinity that you need on this most important of days. Don’t be afraid of messing up or looking bad, you won’t. Such a thing is unprecedented while wearing a tux.
At last, the day has arrived. Your groomsmen look elegant, the scenery is perfect, you have your vows memorized, and are prepared to do everything you can to make each other happy. To top it off, you look amazing. Those in attendance can’t help but notice how perfectly the pants break at the shoe, and how your tie knot (or bow tie) is pristine. The only thing that takes the attention from you is your spouse, so cracking under the pressure isn’t a worry. Be the classy, intelligent, elegant man you know you were born to be and dive into the best time of your life headfirst, with no regrets. Dance the night away. The only thing better than the fact that you are, on this day, getting married, is that you did it all while projecting confidence and an unmatched masculinity that the audience will talk about for years, and every time someone brings out the wedding photos. Your best man will envy your appearance and confidence with the utmost respect, this is YOUR day. Accept that you deserve it.
On a final note, don’t let the confidence get to you, either. It is difficult to expel any nerves and prevent creeping thoughts of doubt, but being overconfident is worse than being shy. Don’t brag, boast, or otherwise guffaw. Be a man. A gentleman. Respect and thank everyone for coming, and live up the greatest event in your life with the one that you love. This night, everyone is focused on you. Every night after that, you should be focused on your spouse. Looking good is one thing, but the word ‘gentleman’ doesn’t imply a well dressed jerk. Tuxedos are good, but good men are better.
This all takes place, of course, after getting the tux. A good man may eventually fade away, but looking good never goes out of style.