When it’s time to break out the formal wear, ladies will spend hours learning the current trends, finding the hottest colors, and trying on the most stylish cuts. On the other end of the spectrum, many men think that all tuxedoes are the same: basic, black and boring. But, like all areas of fashion, trends in men’s formal wear change over time. You wouldn’t show up to an event in a powder blue tux, ruffled shirt and white patent leather shoes, would you? (If so, your secret is safe with us. Promise.) To make sure you look great at your next event, check out these trends in formal wear.
Black tuxedoes and suits are the traditional choice, and will never go out of style. But every event is flooded with a sea of dark formal wear. Dapper gents know that the best way to stand out is to go beyond black. White jackets pair perfectly with black pants, and are a stylish choice for spring and summer events. Even the most stylish celebrities are embracing the trend. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto sported the white-and-black look at this year’s Oscars. Gray suits and tuxedoes are an on-trend choice that is appropriate year-round.