Must-Have Accessories That’ll Make the Groom’s Look

If the suit makes the man, then it’s the special touches that make the groom.
by Jaime Buerger

The Black Tux gets a lot of love for the breadth, style and quality of its rental suits and tuxedos, and rightfully so. Not to mention its simple online ordering process, which conveniently cuts out the hassle of making trips to a store. But beyond those 100 percent merino wool, slim-fitting suits, there's also a wealth of accessories you shouldn't overlook. These surprising extras add tons of personality to the groom's day-of outfit (and are definitely a non-negotiable, in our humble opinion). Below, a sampling of the cool cuff links, handsome ties, stylish pocket squares and more available to rent through The Black Tux.

  1. Neckwear


    Silk, satin, wool or knit. Necktie or bow tie. Whatever look the groom's going for, from black tie formal to city hall casual, there's a tie to match. And lots of them: The 60-plus choices from The Black Tux range from summery seersucker to sleek navy silk and everything in between. We're partial to the bow tie with a fun sunglasses motif. (Pro tip: Carry the theme over to the groomsmen gifts by giving each one a pair of shades.)

    The Black Tux ties, from $10 to rent,

  2. Cuff Links

     three pairs of cuff links

    For such a small accessory, cuff links and button studs can pack a big punch. Is your guy an audiophile? Turn him on to dance-floor-ready vinyl record cuff links. Or go for refined simplicity with dazzling gold or silver squares. And for those guys who haven't yet tired of hearing the phrase “tie the knot," a pair of knotted metal links should do the trick.

    The Black Tux cuff links and button studs, from $5 to rent,

  3. Pocket Squares

    three pocket squares

    Besides his tie, the easiest way for grooms to get a little colorful with their wedding day ensembles is with a crisp, smart pocket square. Go light, dark, or all-out quirky—the only rule for this must-have accessory is that it be expertly folded (here's your how-to). We're especially loving the fun banana leaf and champagne bottle versions from the Ovadia & Sons collaboration.

    The Black Tux pocket squares, from $5 to rent,

  4. Shoes

    three pairs of dress shoes

    Barefoot weddings might be a thing, but unless you're getting married with your toes in the sand, we'll stick with shoes, thank you very much. Pick from classic brown and black lace-ups or even elegant patent-and-calf-leather oxfords. And if the groom is really fashion forward, he can kick back in these velvet slip-ons (smoking jacket not required).

    The Black Tux shoes, from $25 to rent,

  5. Details, Details

    suspenders, belt and a tie clip

    Beyond the essentials, The Black Tux also offers all the odds and ends needed to round out the groom's outfit: leather belts, stylish suspenders, elegant tie clips and more. Add one, or add all. Then just sit back and relax, because the groom's entire look—suit, shoes and accessories—will be shipped to his door faster than either of you can say “I do."

    The Black Tux belts, suspenders and tie clip, from $10 to rent

    The Knot and The Black Tux present Suit Yourself, a sponsored series full of expert advice and stylish ideas for the groom (and groomsmen). Visit The Black Tux to find the perfect high-quality rental suit or tuxedo for your wedding.

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