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The traditional tuxedo jacket, commonly referred to as a smoking jacket in many parts of Europe and a dinner jacket in some parts of the United States, is a single or double-breasted jacket in black or midnight blue. Single breasted tuxedo jackets are traditionally one- or two-buttons and have peak, shawl, or notch lapels (though notch lapels are common on suits and thus are considered less formal than shawl or peak lapels for a tuxedo). The double-breasted tuxedo jacket is less common but no less acceptable. A double breasted jacket is typically never opened, and thus dictates that the wearer fasten all buttons. Even less common and less formal is the white or ivory dinner jacket, which is similar to a tuxedo jacket in many ways but is typically worn only during the summer or year-round in tropical climates.
Tuxedo trousers have no belt loops and no turn-ups (or cuffs) at the bottom of the pant leg. Unlike suit pants, "Black Tie" trousers typically have a silk outer seam that runs from the waist to the bottom of the pant leg. Tuxedo pants can either be pleated or have a flat front. Typically, a cummerbund (waist covering) or vest is worn with a single-breasted coat, though recent trends in men's formalwear have made these rules less rigid. As a double-breasted jacket is never opened, there is no need for a vest or cummerbund when wearing one. It has become popular in America for grooms and groomsmen to have vests, cummerbunds, or bowties that match the colors selected for the bridal party or the wedding.
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