Pool-side plans on the horizon? You’ll need a pair of these.
Moss - tailored fit black linen shawl lapel tuxedo


Words: C. Saramowicz


It’s no surprise that blacktie weddings are on the rise – tuxedos, bow ties and a polished pair of shoes are the epitome of elegance. If you’re a groom, they’re a great way of ensuring everything feels cohesive, and you don’t have to worry about someone showing up in a colour or outfit you’re not particularly fond of. If you’re a guest, however, half the decision on what to wear has already been made for you. Let’s look at some of the options available.



Moss - slim fit black dress jacket

The classic black-tie look

There’s nothing quite like a traditional tuxedo with all the trimmings. To sharpen your silhouette, go for a slim fit like our black peak lapel tuxedo. The silky lapel and pocket trim offsets the matte fabric, offering an extra touch of luxury. Remember to pair yours with a dress shirt – Marcella shirts are slightly stiffer than other dress shirts, adding structure to your look.  


Moss - tailored fit black linen shawl lapel tuxedo

The shawl lapel

If a notch lapel isn’t for you, try a tuxedo with a shawl lapel instead. You can learn more about all the different types of lapels here, but essentially, shawl lapels don’t feature notches or breaks in the fabric, consisting of one rounded, continuous edge that cascades all the way down to the buttonhole. They come in a variety of widths, with ours on the thinner side for a sleeker look. This one comes in a tailored fit which gives you a little more room than slim but still offers a refined finish. 

Moss - tailored fit off white jacket

The white-tie look

If you really want to stand out from the crowd, white-tie is a great alternative to traditional dresswear. You don’t have to go all out in a full white suit, though – the jacket is more than enough to set the tone and get the heads turning. Our double breasted take is cut to a tailored fit with definition in the shoulders and arms. Keep it classic with black dress trousers and shoes, and choose a dress shirt with ruffles or folds on the placket for an extra bit of interest. 

Remember to look to your wedding invite for this one – some black-tie dress codes may not include the option to wear white. 


Moss - dress shoes

The finishing touches

Accessories are one of the most important parts of dresswear. There’s plenty of options, too – though lovers of more traditional black-tie styles will veer towards high-shine shoes such as these black patent monks, you also can pick something a bit more muted. A pair of velvet dress slippers, for example, make for a great alternative and add a regal touch to your look.

Moss - bow ties

As for bow ties, the world is your oyster. You can go classic with a traditional black version, try a contemporary take with oversized velvet, or make a statement with colour and pattern. It’s really down to your personality and personal preference. If you want to add a bit of character to your outfit without going overboard, our macro bow-ties made with Liberty fabric feature a muted floral motif that’ll add subtle contrast to a black-tie look. They also come with matching cummerbunds if you want to go all out.