Destination Wedding Attire for the Groom: Options to Rent

Like a traditional wedding, a destination wedding also involves a bit of planning. You’ll find yourself researching locations, logistics, travel expenses and many other things. One important aspect of the destination wedding you will be deciding on is the attire for the groom. We’re happy you came across this article because we can make some great destination wedding tuxedo and suit rental suggestions to help you decide.

One of our most popular destination wedding ensembles is the Lord West Tan Havana. Truly a suit, because there is no satin on the lapel which defines a tuxedo, the Havana is an excellent choice for any beach wedding. It’s light tan coloring means it will reflect the sun and be a cooler, comfortable style to wear. Plus, being a neutral color, you can accessorize it with a variety of colors. We have found light colors and pastels look the best.

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The Lord West Havana Destination Wedding Suit shown with a turquoise Windsor Tie.

Gray tuxedos remain very popular for weddings and certainly should be a color you consider for your destination wedding. One of our newest styles is the Gray Aspen. It’s a lightweight, medium gray, slim fit tuxedo featuring a slimmer notch lapel edged in fine satin. The Aspen tuxedo and matching pants can be rented with a coordinating fullback vest in gray – or – you can complement the tux with any number of colorful vests and ties.

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The Gray Aspen Slim Fit Destination Wedding Tuxedo shown with a coordinating fullback vest and a Rose Petal Windsor tie.

Should you like the Gray Aspen Tuxedo’s styling, but were thinking of a darker color for your destination affair, the Slate Blue Aspen may be the tux to choose. Styled and tailored the same as the Gray Aspen, the Slate Blue Aspen is also a slim fit tuxedo with a narrower lapel and satin edging.

Slate Blue Aspen Slim Fit Tuxedo

The Slate Blue Aspen is identical in styling to the Gray Aspen, but could be the better choice for your destination wedding if you are looking for a darker color.

The Slate Blue Aspen is a beautiful tuxedo, particularly up close. You’ll love the fabric the coat and pants are tailored in. You can accessorize with a coordinating slate blue vest or any number of colorful fullback vests. We’re particularly fond of pastel colors with this style.

If your destination wedding is being held in a cooler climate where a darker tuxedo may be most appropriate, we would suggest renting the Tony Bowls Manhattan Slim Fit Tuxedo for your wedding party. The Manhattan is a great choice because it is tailored in Super 130′s wool for the most comfortable fit and feel available in any of our tuxedo styles. Your gentleman will love the fit and feel of this garment. Plus, being a slim fit style, it is very flattering and can be worn by many body types.

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The Tony Bowls Manhattan Slim Fit Tuxedo. Tailored in Super 130′s wool, the Manhattan is a very comfortable tuxedo to wear for a destiantion affair.

All of the destination wedding tuxedos featured in this article are available for rental from your nearest Jim’s Formal Wear Retailer. If you were planning to purchase the destination wedding attire for your gentlemen instead, you are in luck. We have the Stephen Geoffrey Riviera Destination Wedding Suit to show you. Click here to see it!

Our New Gray Tuxedo Coming Late Summer 2013

ADDENDUM: The availability date of the Aspen and Dillon has been confirmed. The coats will be available for rental from your Jim’s Formal Wear Retailer for all events on August 24, 2013 or later!

Certainly the hottest tuxedo color for weddings and proms right now is gray. We are experiencing an overwhelming response to our existing gray tuxedo styles, the Savoy and the Steel Gray. Such a great response, in fact, that we are preparing to add a new gray tuxedo and suit to our rental line in the very near future!

Models Jay and Christina take a stroll in the rain as Jay shows off our new gray tuxedo, the Aspen. Notice how great the tux looks with a purple Windsor tie.

The tuxedo has been designed and so has a companion suit. The tux will be called the “Aspen” and the suit, the “Dillon.” A matching gray vest will also be available to accompany both. The shade of gray for the new tux and suit will fall comfortably between the lighter, heather gray of our Savoy and the darker shade of our Steel Gray tuxedos.

Are you thinking colorful accessories are going to look good with these gray coats? So are we. As we were preparing for the photo shoot, we saw a number of great color combinations come together. A wide variety of colors from our extensive fullback vest program will complement these gray styles nicely…

As you can see by the images posted here, our photo shoot for the new gray tux and gray suit has been completed. In fact, we accomplished a full day of shooting just this past week at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

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A colorful setting complements our new gray tuxedo, the Aspen.

No pun intended, but we had gray skies the whole day and a few bouts of rain to chase us indoors. Luckily, we had a colorful setting inside one of the garden’s temperate houses and we captured a number of great shots that will ultimately become catalog pages, posters and used for other marketing purposes.

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A model’s job is hard sometimes, isn’t it? Jay and Christina create an eye-catching photo for our new Gray Tuxedo, the Aspen…

The Aspen and the Dillon will be available for rental from our national network of retailers late Summer 2013! Keep visiting our website and our Facebook page for more announcements about these cool gray coats…

Jim’s Formal Wear Adds Five New Tuxedos in 2013!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Five New Tuxedo Styles to our rental lineup for 2013!

The Tony Bowls Manhattan Slim Fit Tuxedo
The first of our new tuxedos for 2013 is one one of two Tony Bowls tuxes added for 2013. It’s called the Manhattan.

Tony Bowls, Manhattan, Super 130's wool, slim fit

The Tony Bowls Manhattan is tailored of Super 130′s wool, the finest and most comfortable fabric available in a rental tuxedo.

The Manhattan is one of our newest Slim Fit Tuxedos. Despite what its description might imply, any of our slim fit tuxedos can be worn by any gentleman – they are designed to fit all shapes and sizes! Whether you are skinny or stout, our slim fit tuxedos give the gentleman a more attractive silhouette.

The Manhattan is tailored of Super 130′s wool, which is a light, breathable wool, soft to the touch and quite comfortable to wear. Super 130′s is simply the finest wool available in a rental tuxedo.

The Tony Bowls Grey Portofino Slim Fit Tuxedo
The Grey Portofino is the second Tony Bowls Slim Fit Tuxedo added for 2013 and it is sure to turn heads.

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Gray is a hot color right now and Slim Fit Tuxedos are in style. Have both when you wear the Tony Bowls Grey Portofino!

Tailored in a beautiful, 55/45 super fine wool blend fabric, the Portofino is stunning. It may be worn with matching or black pants and looks great with a black vest. If you are looking for a gray tuxedo for your wedding, this is the tuxedo for your groom and groomsmen!

The Lord West Havana Slim Fit Destination Suit
Destination weddings remain popular with many couples and wearing a lighter suit in a warmer climate is desired by most gentlemen. With its light color and easy fit, the Havana Destination Suit is a great choice for your destination wedding.

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If you are planning a destination wedding, the Lord West Havana is a great choice for those warmer locations.

The Havana is also a Slim Fit suit tailored in an ultra-fine poly blend. It fits well, wears well, and is ideal for not only destination weddings, but cruises and outdoor affairs, too.

Stephen Geoffrey Troy White Fulldress in White and Ivory
Nothing is more elegant than seeing a gentleman wearing a classic fulldress tuxedo and we are pleased to add the Stephen Geoffrey White Troy and Ivory Troy in 2013.  Also known as a ‘tailcoat’, this tuxedo style is typically worn by just the groom in a wedding party while the rest of the gentlemen wear a tuxedo.

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The Stephen Geoffrey White Fulldress Tuxedo shown with a white cummerbund and bow tie.

White and ivory formalwear is popular in the South and warmer climates of the country and we receive a lot of requests for white and ivory tailcoats from those customers. We decided the year 2013 is the time to update our tailcoat styles in white and ivory.

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And here is a look at the Stephen Geoffrey Ivory tailcoat, also shown with a classic Dot pattern cummerbund and bow tie.

Both the white and ivory fulldress styles have companion coats in the White Troy and Ivory Troy tuxedos, so coordinating the attire for the wedding party is a snap.

Some of our new tuxedo styles are available now from your Jim’s Formal Wear Retailer, others will be available shortly!