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Articles and information pertaining to formalwear and formal events.

Dogs in Weddings: Ideas for Including Man's Best Friend
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Weddings with dogs are becoming increasingly common in modern weddings, and with good reason. Your dogs are part of your family; why wouldn't you include them in your special day? Make sure including your dog in your wedding goes off without a hitch with these ideas, hints, and troubleshooting tips. Fido's Role in the Wedding Party Your dog deserves more than a guest invitation; incorporate him into the wedding party! Here are some creative ideas to get you started: Flower Dog Your dog can sashay down the aisle with a flower headdress or a flowered wreath around the neck. Ring Bearer (Dogger?) Secure a velvet or...
Renting Tuxedos for the Wedding Party Made Simple!
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You've picked your venue, hired the band, and reserved the caterer. Your dress is exactly as you've always pictured it, and your bridesmaids' dresses are ordered. Now it's time to choose your men's wedding attire. If you've never gone through the process, you may be feeling overwhelmed with choices in styles, colors, and options to coordinate with your wedding theme. JFW offers interactive Build-a-Tux and Event Manager tools on our site to help you along in the planning process. We make it easy, so you can quickly check one more thing off your list. Getting Started The easiest way to get started...
Wedding Planning for Men - 5 Tasks the Groom Will Love
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If you could spend every single minute of the day dreaming, planning, and prepping for your wedding, you would. But, if your fiancé doesn't feel the same way, don't stress! Some guys just don't get as excited about some of the little details that women swoon over. If you'd like to see your fiancé participate more in the planning, why not give your husband-to-be some tasks you know he will enjoy? (And leave the rest to tackle with the girls!) Beverage Tasting for the Reception Do you plan to offer a signature cocktail or array of craft brews at your reception? Organize a...
Jillian + Greg, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Jillian + Greg opted for a rustic winery setting for their late winter wedding. The sleek design of the Grey Portofino tuxedo fit perfectly with the couple's fashion-forward thinking. And while the temperatures on the outside were chilly, Jillian's and Greg's love for each other warmed the hearts of those around them. The Tony Bowls Slim Fit Grey Portofino tuxedo was the perfect accent to Jillian's and Greg's winter wedding. With a sleek design and matching modern slim fit pants, it's one of our slimmest fitting tuxedos in our line. The Portofino tuxedo is tailored in an ultra-fine poly/wool blend...
Tara + Spencer, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Tara + Spencer were married in downtown St. Louis in an ultra sleek and modern location. They paid close attention to details from the wedding cake to the decorations to the wedding party's ensembles. Everything truly sparkled...including their love for each other! Congratulations to Tara + Spencer. The Heather Grey Savoy Slim Fit Tuxedo by Jean Yves is the perfect complement to a Spring or Summer wedding. Its light color makes it a great choice for an outdoor or destination affair. Choose coordinating colors for a subtle look, or add a splash of color with your choice of fullback vest, tie...
Chelsea + Clark, Real Wedding Inspiration
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Chelsea + Clark chose a beautiful, lakeside resort for their summer wedding. They were definitely concerned with the heat associated with a Midwest summer, so they opted for a lightweight option for all of the men. They also wanted to include all of their family members in the festivities, so availability in sizes from very small ringbearers to very tall groomsmen were particularly important. Luckily, the Manhattan Slim Fit tuxedo by Tony Bowls covered all the bases for this happy couple. The Manhattan Slim Fit Tuxedo by Tony Bowls is a great choice for any formal event. Tailored...
5 Tips for Your Rustic Barn Wedding
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A barn can be the perfect setting for your country chic wedding. Today, outdoor weddings at a farm or in a barn setting are taking place all over the country, and they offer the bride and groom a very unique and intimate location for their nuptials and reception. Here are 5 ways to keep your rustic wedding charming and classy: 1. Choose the Perfect Venue Country settings are fairly prevalent these days, but don't discount the importance of a professional vendor when choosing the venue. Hiring an established wedding venue can limit the amount of extra work (and stress) you add to your...
A Guide to Including Children in Your Wedding
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Children can undeniably add a whole level of cuteness to your wedding ceremony. If you have children from a previous relationship or have young family members, there are many meaningful ways to include them in your wedding. While kids in weddings can be adorable, they can also be unpredictable. Here are some ideas for successfully including children in your wedding:Choose age appropriate roles for the childrenWhile a ringbearer and a flower girl are the obvious choices for younger family members, there are several other duties for children if you're looking to include older children or multiple kids. At the ceremony...
The Prom Checklist for Guys
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Make your prom a night to remember with a tuxedo from Jim's formal wear Prom night will likely be one of the highlights of your high school career. Make it a great night, and be prepared with our prom checklist. Have a Plan It's a big night, and you'll have more fun if everything goes smoothly. So first things first…ask a date as soon as you know the date of the event. Or, make plans to go with a group of friends to celebrate this memorable night. Hire a limo, make dinner reservations, and decide where you and your friends should take pictures before...
Wedding Guest Attire Guidelines
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We've all been there. You receive an invitation to be a guest at a wedding, and while the invite clearly lays out the who, when and where, you're left guessing what to wear. Use these helpful guidelines to know what to wear when attending everything from a formal white tie affair to a more casual wedding. White Tie The most formal type of attire for a wedding is White Tie, so you should adhere to the rules on this one. Men should wear a black tailcoat, a white formal shirt, and a white pique vest and bow tie. Black formal shoes and even...