The groom’s suit or tuxedo should vary slightly from his attendants’ so that he stands apart from them, but the rest of the group should be identically dressed. The formality of the wedding, the time of day or evening, the number of bridesmaids and the bride’s gown all play a role in determining the apparel of the groom and his groomsmen.
For an informal wedding, where the bride wears a short dress or suit, the groom and groomsmen may wear black, dark blue or dark gray business suits with white shirts and gray or gray and white stripy ties.
For a day summertime wedding, dark blazers worn with white or gray trousers are always appropriate. For a formal white-tie or black-tie evening wedding, the grooms suits should be full dress or tails, including black tailcoat with white pique’ waistcoats and bow tie, white shirt with a wing collar, studs and cuff links.
Top hats and white gloves may also be worn as part of the grooms wedding attire. Shoes should be plain, undecorated and black, and worn with black dress socks. They should be un-scuffed and polished.
Black patent leather place ar worn for a black-tie or white-tie evening wedding.