Three Fresh Takes on the Navy Suit and Tuxedo

When it comes to your wedding day look, navy blue is back—and better than ever.
by Kelley Rowland
Man running in a navy suit

You heard it here first: Navy blue is the new black. (In fact, quite a few of our fave celebs rocked it on this year's Oscars red carpet.) While it's surprisingly on trend this season, it also happens to be a classic, elegant hue that works for any groom's style. To show you just how versatile it can be, check out these three very different looks we put together from Generation Tux.

  1. Classic groom accessories for navy tux

    If your wedding will be a formal affair, you can't go wrong in a dashing navy tux. How should you accessorize? Instead of deciding between white or black tie, opt for a blend of the two with a checked black-and-white bow tie. The rest of the accessories can stay neutral as well—from a pair of charcoal, argyle socks to an icy-silver pocket square—to create a timeless and sophisticated style.

    Get the Look: Midnight blue peak lapel tuxedo 1. Silver knot cuff links, 2. Platinum pocket square, 3. Black gloss shoes, 4. Gray half print argyle socks, 5. Platinum vest, 6. White spread collar twill shirt, 7. Charcoal dobby bowtie, all available at Generation Tux

  2. Preppy groom accessories for navy suit

    Do your wedding details skew preppy (think: striped invitations, country club locale, bright florals)? Then you should definitely have a little fun with your accessories. For this semiformal look, we paired a navy blue suit with bright pink and orange. And don't be afraid to play with pattern—a plaid bow tie and argyle socks add personality and really make the suit pop. To finish the look, brown leather shoes have just the right “casual yet polished" feel.

    Get the Look: Navy blue notch lapel suit 1. Orange oversized plaid pre-tied bowtie, 2. Bright pink pocket square, 3. White and silver studs, 4. Grape half print argyle socks, 5. Brown dress shoes, 6. Glacier blue spread collar shirt, all available at Generation Tux

  3. Risk taker groom accessories for navy suit

    Fact: Dare to pair two cool colors and you'll get one seriously cool look. We gave the classic navy blue suit a trendy take with rich, purple accessories. Opt for a variety of shades and textures, from a silky lilac pocket square to a vibrant, violet lapel pin for a layered feel. A pair of ornate cuff links brings the whole ensemble together.

    Get the Look: Navy blue notch lapel suit, 1. Purple rose lapel pin, 2. Iridescent lilac dobby tie, 3. Black dress shoes, 4. Purple micro stripe socks, 5. Slim white spread collar twill shirt, 6. Lilac pocket square, 7. Blue tile cuff links, all available at Generation Tux


    The Knot and Generation Tux present The Modern Groom, a series full of style advice and tech inspiration to keep you up-to-date on the latest wedding trends. Visit Generation Tux to learn about the newest way to rent tuxedos or suits online.

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