Tuxes and Suits
Grooms should hit up Agnès B. for subtle, simple formal wear. Popular styles for weddings include the Rob jacket, a two-button evening number ($685), and the Peter pants ($395).apc.fr
A.P.C.’s hip clothes, with their classic trim and narrow European-style fit, are perfect for a casual wedding. Their black suit of light alpaca wool is a classic option for more formal affairs (jacket $530, pants $227).ascotchang.com
This Hong Kong import caters to the older, conservative man. Though the boutique offers prêt-à-porter (from $2,950), most who ascribe to its detail-oriented aesthetic have their tuxes made to order (from $3,000).nyctuxedos.com
Rent ($100 to $230) or buy ($450 to $1,450) all manner of formal attire in this welcoming store, where they have everything from morning suits to tuxedo standards from designers like Givenchy and Charles Jourdan.
It’s trousers only at this site-and reasonably priced ones at that. Their focus is on fitting all body types, with styles from flamboyant to preppy and everything in between. It’s the perfect go-to for grooms and their party.brioni.com
This brand’s narrow Italian cuts have made for famously clean silhouettes with pinstripes galore. The suit, with a groom’s choice of lapel and cut, is ready in six to eight weeks (from $6,200).brooksbrothers.com
This perennial American favorite simplifies tuxedo shopping by offering four styles: notch, shawl, double-breasted, and peak-lapel ($900 to $1,800). There are a host of blazers and slacks for less formal weddings. Alterations can take up to a week.burberry.com
Burberry Prorsum is a casual but trendy collection. Grooms looking for more formal attire can pick up a formal black suit for around $1,395.c21stores.com
Grooms crowd this discount department store to find great styles from lines like Hugo Boss and Kenneth Cole. Everything is 35 to 75 percent off retail prices.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide