Difference Between Suit and Tuxedo

Main Difference

In suit, the coat (jacket) and trouser (pant) are made of same cloth. Suit is a formal dress for office time and formal events. A tuxedo is a dress that is different form formal suit and is preferable for dinners and evening events. Suit don’t have a satin stripe on outside of trouser but tuxedo has a satin stripe going down the outer leg matching the lapels. Tuxedo is comparatively more expensive than suit.

What is Suit?

Suit is a formal dress for office times and formal events. Suit has the plastic buttons or the buttons of fiber as the suit. The Jacket lapels of suit are matched with suit’s fabric. Formal shoes are worn with suit.

What is Tuxedo?

A tuxedo is a dress that is different form formal suit and is preferable for dinners and evening events. Buttons of tuxedo are faced with satin. Jacket lapels are may be of satin or may be some other fabric. Shiny patent leather shoes are worn with tuxedo.

Key Differences

  1. Suit is a formal dress for office times and formal events while a tuxedo is a dress that is different form formal suit and is preferable for dinners and evening events.
  2. The buttons of tuxedo are of satin while suit don’t incorporate with satin.
  3. Jacket Lapels of suit matches the suit’s fiber while in tuxedo the jacket lapels is made of satin.
  4. Suit does not have stripe on outside of the trouser while tuxedo has a satin stripe going down the outer leg matching the lapels.
  5. Shoes with suit are formal while shiny patent leather shoes for tuxedo.
  6. Tuxedo is comparatively more expensive than suit.
  7. Plain shirts with long sleeves are worn with suits while shirts with pleated front and studs are worn with tuxedo.
  8. Bow tie in not fit for suit and long tie is not fit for tuxedo.

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