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Over the last few years, more and more, we are seeing grooms walking down the wedding aisle wearing a suit instead of a tuxedo. We also see a good portion of the men going with blue tux instead of traditional black. Here's another option: texture.

photo: Chris Lippolt for Brett Matthews Gallery

The photo above is one of the unused images from our 2019 cover (and cover feature) photo shoot at Capitale with (newlywed) David Lim, star of the hit primetime series "S.W.A.T." on CBS.

In the photo David is wearing a tuxedo jacket by custom men's clothier Alton Lane. The jacket has a subtle pattern made up from two shades of blue over black. It gives the jacket a textured look and something different from the norm. Just a bit flashy and bold without going too far to the flamboyant side.

Here's an excerpt from the feature with David and his wife, Markéta Kazdová, again, wearing the textured tuxedo jacket:

photo: Chris Lippolt for Brett Matthews Gallery

Below is another example of some texture - this time, even more subtle. For our feature "Head Over Heels," photographed at The Pierre with "Dancing With The Stars" newlyweds Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson, we brought in men's custom clothier Raftis Bespoke for the tuxedos. In the image below, the fabric of the dark blue tuxedo is thick and lush, with a pin-dot texture. Again, the subtly creates a feel of opulence rather than flamboyance.

photo: Susan Stripling Photography

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