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Get Your Wedding Suit & Ring in a One-Stop-Shop


April 24, 2023
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of The Black Tux

In a significant development for the wedding world, Marke, a leading online retailer of high-quality wedding rings, has joined forces with The Black Tux, a well-known tuxedo and suit company. This partnership brings together two trusted names in the wedding space and promises to offer customers a seamless and stress-free shopping experience for both wedding attire and rings. In an exclusive interview with Destination I Do, Andrew Blackmon, Co-founder & CEO of The Black Tux, sheds light on this new development and gives insight into the ring shopping experience.


Q: What was the motivation behind The Black Tux’s acquisition of Marke?

A: We know how overwhelming it can be to navigate such a huge milestone like an engagement or a wedding. Through this acquisition, we’re further simplifying the wedding and special events planning process by offering modern accessories along with luxury formal wear at an affordable price, with a convenient online shopping experience, delivered directly to you. 

Q: What are some things grooms should keep in mind when shopping for their rings?

A: There are a few important factors to consider before making a final decision. Your wedding ring is a symbol of your commitment to your partner, so it’s important to choose one that you will cherish for years to come.

Material/Type of Metal: Each metal has its own unique characteristics, so it’s important to consider factors like durability, color, and price when choosing a metal. 

Ring size: Make sure you know your ring size before you start shopping. If you’ve already decided on the style, the best way to get your ring size is with a free ring sizer kit from Marke. 

Style: There are many different styles of men’s wedding rings to choose from, including classic bands, textured bands, and rings with diamonds or other gemstones. Consider your personal style and what you will feel comfortable wearing every day. Marke offers a free home try-on kit where you can try on a variety of ring sizes and preview a selection of wedding bands to find the perfect ring from the comfort of home.

Lifestyle: Think about your lifestyle when choosing a wedding ring. If you work with your hands or you’re active in sports or other activities, you may want a ring that is durable and less likely to get damaged.

Q: How much does the type of metal matter for men’s wedding bands?

A:  There is no one-size fits all answer because the best type of metal depends on the person’s lifestyle and preferences. The most traditional metal for wedding bands is yellow gold, but someone who works with their hands might prefer a tungsten band because tungsten is extremely durable and scratch resistant.

White gold, rose gold and platinum are also very popular. Platinum is the most durable and hypoallergenic precious metal used to make wedding bands, and therefore more valuable (and expensive).

For a timeless look, we recommend the classic 14K gold band. This band symbolizes wealth and prosperity and is extremely flexible if you need to get it resized or even engraved. While all of these metals require little to no maintenance, 14k and 18k yellow gold may need the occasional professional polish to keep it looking like new. 

Q: What are some wedding band trends you’re starting to see in 2023?

A: They range from a traditional gold band to intricate details and textures, to 18k diamond-encrusted gold details. Some of the most popular trends we’ve seen are listed below: 

Unique detailing: Men are increasingly choosing wedding bands with unique designs. Marke offers a milgrain option that has a vintage-inspired look, with small dot detailing on the edges of the band. It’s unique but classic, and won’t look outdated a few years down the road.

Diamonds: Men really want to stand out, and incorporating diamonds into the design is a simple, elegant way to do that. Diamonds add a subtle touch of luxury and sophistication to and otherwise masculine, timeless design. One of Marke’s popular wedding band styles is the Diamond Collection which features yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum bands with a single round diamond. 

Stacking: Traditionally, men have worn only one wedding band, but stacking gives people the option to experiment with different styles and metals and create a personalized look. Stacking just means you’re wearing two or more rings on the same finger to create a layered and unique look. Stacking can be a great way to show off a man’s personal style and preferences.

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