We have been getting questions asking what the difference between a tuxedo and a suit are.

So we thought what better then to explain than to do a  blog post about it!


The main difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the presence of satin.

Traditionally tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers.

Suits don’t incorporate any satin and usually have either plastic buttons or buttons faced with the same fabric as the coat, usually wool.

Tuxedos are only to be worn with bow ties and cummerbunds, and suits are worn with a neck tie and vest.


Suits are worn for business meetings, and when attending an event. Guests will more then likely be wearing a suit to your wedding.

The point of a tuxedo isn’t just to dress up and look nice.  That’s part of it, but only a part.

The point is to commemorate a special occasion by wearing something special that you wouldn’t wear anywhere else.