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What is the difference between a tux and a suit?

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It is hard sometimes to distinguish a tuxedo and a suit. The most noticeable difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the fabric on the lapel part and the lining. The lapel on a tuxedo uses satin (the shiny looking fabric) while the lapel on a suit uses the same fabric as the rest.

Here are some photos to help distinguish between a Tux and a Suit:

WG Tux Black
Black Tux. Image via Style Me Pretty
WG Tux Grey
Grey Tux. Image via My Tuxedo Catalog
WG Tux Calvin Klein
Navy Tux: Calvin Klein. Image via Men’s Wearhouse
WG Tux Maroon
Maroon Tux with black lapel. Image via GQ
WG Tux White Black
White Tux with black lapel. Image via Bows n Ties
WG Suit Stripes Beckham
Grey Pin Stripes Suit. Image via BuzzFeed
WG Suit Creme
Creme Suit. Image via June Bug Weddings
WG Suit Maroon
Maroon Suit: Burberry. Image via Burberry
WG Suit Navy
Navy Blue Suit: Calvin Klein. Image via Macy’s

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