Two-thirds of people agree men should be able to wear white to a wedding


NEW YORK – The average man owns three different tuxedos or suits, but two of them don’t fit him anymore! That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 adults that finds nearly half (49%) of men own two or three suits, and 33% own four or more.

While 16% say all their suits and tuxedos fit, the average respondent has two that don’t quite fit. This led to 53% of all respondents feeling stressed because the outfit they wanted to wear to an event no longer suited them.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Generation Tux, the survey also asked respondents about their ideal formal event and wedding attire. The average respondent attends five formal events a year, and it turns out that the best occasions for a man to wear a suit or tuxedo are at his own wedding (52%) and as a wedding guest (50% ).

Black suits are the color of choice

Twenty-seven percent lean towards the more chic side and prefer to be overdressed, compared to 19% who prefer to be underdressed. If you’ve ever wondered whether to choose a tie or a bow tie, consider how formal your event is. According to the survey, 25% of respondents think bow ties are dressier than regular ties.

One in five people think no color is too bright to wear to a wedding. However, others disagreed, as orange (35%) and yellow (34%) came out on top as colors to avoid. When it comes to matching colors, black is the new black — 15% of respondents prefer black suits for weddings. Still, colors like dark gray (13%) and navy blue (11%) aren’t far behind.

Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents think men should be able to wear white to a wedding. Regardless of what you choose to wear, 63% agree that it’s important for the whole bridal party to have at least one color to match.

Your clothing preferences can also tell a lot about you, as 55% usually gauge someone’s personality or interests based on what they’re wearing.

“Knowing the difference between a tuxedo and a suit can be helpful in choosing the perfect outfit for your event. According to the results, 58% correctly identified that a tuxedo typically includes shirt buttons, cuff links, typically worn with a bow tie, suspenders and a waistcoat,” said Matt Ramirez, senior vice president of marketing. at Generation Tux, in a statement, “And 21% knew that matte shoes can be worn with a suit or tuxedo, but shiny shoes are usually worn with a tuxedo. Another useful distinguishing feature is that tuxedos have satin accents on the lapel of the jacket and stripes on the side of the pants.

Does your personality affect how you dress?

The survey also aimed to discover the correlation between certain personality traits and respondents’ dress and wedding habits. The researchers asked the adults if they preferred dogs or cats and if they were introverted or extroverted.

The average respondent needs about 45 minutes to prepare for a formal event like a wedding or a charity ball. Fifteen percent of those who consider themselves cats need less than 15 minutes.

Cat lovers also attend fewer formal events per year than dog lovers, as 31% of people who prefer dogs attend five to six events, compared to just 23% of cat lovers. Almost half (47%) of dog lovers think bow ties are more formal than neckties, and 45% of extroverts agree.

Extroverts were also less likely than introverts to avoid wearing the color pink when attending a wedding (34% vs. 45%).

“While dressing up for someone else’s event or wedding can be a little more challenging, it’s important to remember that your wedding day is all about you,” Ramirez says. “It’s a great opportunity to show off some of your personal style with different suit colors, choosing a bow tie or tie, fun accessories like socks and pocket squares, and everything in between.”


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