5 Ways to Personalize
Black-Tie Groom Style

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Our friends at DETAILS rebooted the standard black-tie uniform to offer men five fashionable ways to personalize their formal look. Grooms take note—with tips like these, you can easily punch-up your tuxedo or suit and preserve the sense of style that makes you, you. Because no one should have to get married feeling like just another penguin.

Tip: Don't Be Afraid of Velvet
The material is especially appealing in a jacket because its weight creates structure, and the light sheen will also add a festive touch to your outfit.

Tip: Go Navy
When you want to stand out without totally sticking out, this classic hue is a smart way to bend—not break—the rules.

Tip: Strike a Contrast
Pair a tux blazer with suit pants for a fashionably offbeat look. Make sure to choose dramatically different colors.

Pick up the DETAILS December 2011 issue or head to Details.com to see the rest of the tips, and visit our Grooms & Guys Style page for even more ideas. —Phillip B. Crook

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