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TRENDING: Velvet Tuxedo Looks For Your Groom


Whilst many grooms are now choosing to wear more laid-back and casual suiting options, a velvet tuxedo is still trending for grooms going into 2024.

A classic throughout the decades, the tuxedo is seen as the gold standard of formal attire. It may be the perfect choice for a black tie wedding!

If you’re getting married in luxurious surroundings, a grand ballroom or even a historic castle estate, a velvet tuxedo will effortlessly match the vibe and look of your day. The tux for men also gives the perfect combination of vintage vibes and modern elegance.  It is also a smart choice for getting plenty of wear after the wedding, which is certainly money well spent!

Whether you go for a classic black tux or a clean-cut midnight blue jacket, a tuxedo will forever scream suave. Go for a tailored white shirt, smooth fitted jacket and accessorise with a bow-tie, braces, waistcoat or cummerbund for a sharp look that gives a dash of debonair.  Ultimately, it is also important that you opt for a tux that makes you feel comfortable. Make sure it fits your budget and matches the formality of your wedding.

Simple Black Tie

Not just for cocktail parties and evening soirees, the black tie is having a moment in the wedding world. The perfect dress code if you want a wedding that’s that little bit more sleek, sexy and refined.

This smart Tux is available at Red Menswear.

Midnight Blue

Want to make a bold statement on your big day? Go classic and opt for a midnight blue jacket, the ultimate outfit for formal weddings. 

This tuxedo can really set you apart from your groomsmen. It can also go with a multitude of colours, so the colour themes are endless.

This tuxedo is available at Jack Martin Menswear.

Emerald Green 

A striking emerald green is the perfect option for the refined gentleman who wants to be seen as effortlessly cool. The emerald green tux is a popular choice for modern grooms who want to echo the rich classy vibes. This shade of emerald velvet is more of a classic than a newcomer to the world of black tie. For example, Matthew McConaughey wore a green velvet blazer to the golden globes!

This Jasper Green blazer and waistcoat is designer Benetti. Available at JJ Donnelly

Bold Burgundy

Burgundy velvet is the stylish alternative to classic black and has become a go to colour for those looking for something different, original and unique for grooms. The rich tones of a burgundy Tux makes it the perfect addition to a winter wedding, where you can compliment your floral blooms with red and berry tones. certainly not for everyone, the burgundy tux is the hottest trend for grooms in 2018 and would be more suited to those who love their fashion and keep up with the latest trends so you can wear this colour with confidence.

This velvet tuxedo is available at Nineteen83 Gentleman’s Fashion.

For more inspiration on how to choose your velvet tuxedo, whether you prefer Black, Blue, Green, Burgundy or other head on over to our directory for our recommended suppliers of groomswear and grooms suits in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Set Featured Image Credit: Red Menswear

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