Savvi Formalwear of Minnesota

Savvi Formalwear of Minnesota

Top 4 Suit Brands for Men

Regardless of whether you are a groom, a groomsman, or simply attending a formal or semi-formal event in Minneapolis, looking good is important to you we’re sure. After all, what you wear may affect other people’s opinion of you, especially when it comes to large events.

How to make a great impression? What are the best suit brands for men? Read on and find out more about the best suits to buy and why they are so famous.

·         Dolce & Gabbana. Unique and timeless at the same time, this brand’s suits are perfect for someone who wants to show off their good taste and inclination towards luxury and beauty. Dolce & Gabbana men’s suits always help you stand out from the crowd.

  • Allure for Men. Allure’s tuxedos and suits are elegant, unique, and just perfect for a groom who wants to look posh without going too over the top.

  • Michael Kors. This is one of the best brand suits to buy for a variety of occasions, and there are so many reasons to love it! Classy, comfortable, and always ultra-high quality, these suits are designer-made and are to be worn in a comfortable, almost casual way.
  •  Ike Behar. Another huge brand name. Classy and modern at the same time, these suits are perfect for anyone interested in low-key elegance.

Searching for the perfect suit for your Minneapolis wedding day, or any other special event in your life? Contact Savvi Formalwear and schedule a consultation.  We’re here to ensure you look fabulous at your Minneapolis wedding or special event.


Blushing Brides

Trending Now: Blushing Brides

Lots of beautiful brides are thinking pink. And, why not? One of the few colors that is forever flattering on everyone, from blush to fuchsia, neutral to neon, and everything in between. There are many ways you can give your special day a romantic touch of this becoming hue.


For the men

Consider a petal vest and tie combination.

If that seems like too much pink, but you’re still looking for a touch of color, try a plaid or solid pocket square.

Socks are another fun and subtle way to incorporate your color into your menswear. Savvi Formalwear carries several styles you can pick up at our retail stores for a last minute groomsmen gift. Our favorite pick? This pair from Statement Sockwear. They have partnered with 20 Liters, a non-profit organization providing sustainable water filtration resources in Africa. Each pair of Statement Sockwear sold provides 100 days of clean drinking water for 1 person.

For the ladies

Pink can go glam as a wedding gown or a bridesmaid dress. Sparkle, no sparkle, either way everyone looks radiant in this rosy color.

If you don’t want to wear an entirely pink dress, opt for a splash of color in your shoes! A light pink shoe will show a little bit of fun with every step you take and can be worn over and over to remind you of your special event.


Jewelry is another easy way to work pink into your day. Pick out a statement necklace to go with a simple bridesmaid dress, or a great pair of earrings for everyone to have a coordinated look.

Looking for jewelry to wear after the wedding instead of at the wedding? Initial necklaces for the bridesmaids are the perfect thank you gift for all they’ve done for you.

And don’t forget the bride! A Mrs. necklace in rose gold is the perfect piece for the day after the wedding.


A beautiful bouquet, a charming centerpiece, or paper boutonnieres are all great ways to put pink into your wedding day!

At the reception

Wow your guests with beautiful sparkly rose gold table cloths. These statement pieces will make any venue glamorous. Full floor length cloths on high top tables and runners over crisp white linens will add drama to any reception. Etsy carries many styles for purchase, but if renting is more your style Linen Effects carries several options.

A signature cocktail in the color of your wedding will have guests lined up at the bar waiting for sip of the pretty concoction.

Want to give a wedding favor the guests will really enjoy? Cookies, in your color, with your names stamped in the frosting will always be a crowd pleaser.

On your registry

Don’t think you have to give up your color inspiration after your wedding is over. Register for beautiful home items to always remind you of the love you felt on your special day. Flatware, serving dishes, and picture frames are great pieces to have for your future together.

'Minnesota Bride 2014 Best Of' winners in Formalwear!

We are thrilled to announce that, last night, Savvi Minnesota won Minnesota Bride magazine’s ‘Best of 2014’ award in the Formalwear category! The other two contenders for this amazing award were Heimie’s Haberdashery, located in downtown St. Paul, and Men’s Wearhouse.


Savvi Formalwear, Minnesota, owner, Mark Morrow, and Director of Store Operations, Zach Mendelson, accept the ‘Best of 2014’ award in formalwear.


The Savvi Formalwear Minnesota team with our award!

Back Row | Mark Morrow, Owner

Second Row L-R | Kyle, Southdale Center Manager | Karen, Rosedale Manager | Lindsey, Ridgedale Center Manager | Lauren, Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Manager | Kathy, Owner | Amy, Director of Staff Development | Stacie, Maplewood Mall Manager |

Front Row L-R | Zach, Director of Store Operations | Amanda, Northtown Mall Manager | Heather, Director of Wholesale Operations | Heidi, Burnsville Center Store Manager

Missing: Woodbury Village Store Manager & Savvi at Angelique's Bridal

It was a fantastic night hosted by Minnesota Bride magazine at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis.


We had great hors d’oeuvres and desserts created by Best Caterer nominee, Bon Appetit, and a popcorn buffet provided by Lasting Impressions by Amy. Our staffs favorite - the s'mores tart.


‘Best of’ Selection Process

The annual Best of Bride poll invites readers to vote for their favorite local vendors. Voters write in their candidate choices in the following categories:

  • Top of the Tiara

  • Best Rehearsal Dinner

  • Best Bridal Gowns on a Budget (Less than $2000)

  • Best Luxury Bridal Gowns (More than $2000)

  • Best Outdoor Reception Site

  • Best Indoor Reception Site

  • Best Attendant Dresses

  • Best Custom Dress Maker

  • Best Accessories

  • Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

  • Best Rental and Décor

  • *Best Formalwear*

  • Best Photography

  • Best Photo booth

  • Best Caterer for a Large Wedding

  • Best Caterer for a Small Wedding

  • Best Videographer

  • Best Transportation

  • Best Jeweler

  • Best Band

  • Best Spa for the Bridal Party

  • Best DJ

  • Best Hair and Makeup

  • Best Ceremony Music

  • Best Alterations

  • Best Ceremony Venue

  • Best Officiate

  • Best Registry

  • Best Florist

  • Best Planner

  • Best Cake

  • Best Dance Instruction

  • Best Calligraphy

  • Best Invitations

  • Vest Wedding-Night Hotel

  • Best Favors

  • Best Hotel for Guests

  • Best Honeymoon in Minnesota

  • Best Travel Agency


Once all of the votes are in, Minnesota Bride Magazine releases the top three contenders in each category. Winners are announced at the ‘Best Of’ ceremony. For a list of finalists in all categories please visit


In honor of our amazing win, we have a special offer we’d like to offer all new wedding registrations. A free suit to own or a free rental for your groom, $30.00 off all groomsmen in your wedding party and weddings of 12 or more will receive both the free suit and free rental. Please visit or one of our 10 Twin City locations for further details.


A huge congratulations to all nominees and winners!


Holiday Weddings: The 4th of July

The 4th of July is almost upon us and a wedding is a fun and festive way to gather all of your friends and family together to celebrate. There are so many cute ways to incorporate the theme and, let’s face it, firework wedding pictures are priceless. Go ahead; take the theme too far, after all it’s your big day and celebrating it on the 4th of July is not low-key or understated.   


The Tuxedos, Suits and Accessories

Want to stay just ahead of trends? Choose a navy or midnight tuxedo. Savvi Minnesota carries two versions of classic looks in blue.

Navy Kingston, by Savvi Evening Collection

This tuxedo is a two button, single breasted coat with besom pockets, a side-vented back, and satin framed notch lapel. The fabrication is luxurious super 110s wool with a subtle tone-on-tone stripe. It is worn with matching flat front pants without a satin leg stripe.


Midnight, by Michael Kors

This tuxedo will be available for Spring 2015 and is a two button, single breasted coat with besom pockets, a side-vented back, and satin framed notch lapel. The fabrication is a luxurious super 130s wool. It is worn with matching flat front pants.



If a suit is more your style Savvi can help you with that too. We carry a line of suits, including the perfect navy blue for your celebration.


Groom in white accessories and groomsmen in red or blue. A cute pocket square combo will help make the look festive.

For additional reading on this up and coming trend in menswear check out this NY Times article -


The Pictures

You have to have sparklers!



Navy Blue – it’s forever classic, totally Americana, and looks great on everyone. Bonus if you can find a red barn to take pictures in front of.


Red - a great alternative for bridesmaid dresses. Since it July is hot, we love the idea of keeping the bridesmaids cool in short dresses {Allure Style 1300}. 



Red and white damask print table cloths with blue accents keep this looking clean and festive. The hanging paper lanterns give a great textural element to the tent. See for more details from this fantastic 4th of July wedding.



There are so many different and adorable options to keep in theme. Blueberry pies, white chocolate dipped cherries, strawberry tarts, red velvet cupcakes, the possibilities are endless. That said, cake is classic and is there really a more creative cake out there than this one?

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Savvi MN Tuxedos and More: A Brief History

Savvi Formalwear has been Minnesota’s premier provider of men’s formalwear for weddings, prom, college formals and black tie events for over 40 years. The Southdale Center, in Edina, is home to our very first location, built by our current owner’s father in 1972. Originally named Gingiss Formalwear, in 2004 our name changed to Savvi Formalwear. By 2005 we grew to nine locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. In 2012, it was time for a major expansion. We acquired Nedrebo’s Formalwear (, based out of Madison, Wisconsin and added six more retail stores. Then in late 2013, the tuxedo rental landscape underwent a change when Anderson’s Formalwear went out of business. We acquired our 17th location, inside of Angelique’s Bridal Salon, in Blaine, Minnesota.


While our locations have been expanding so has our selection of merchandise. We offer hundreds of the latest designer styles in tuxedos and formalwear accessories. Michael Kors, Allure Men, Ike Behar, Joseph Abboud, Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein and our own proprietary line, Savvi Black Label, are all included in our expansive merchandise selection. We will always strive to offer the latest in designer labels and current styles. However, we are more than just tuxedos and formal accessories:


  • Suits and Menswear – We’ve made dressing for your rehearsal dinner, honeymoon, graduation or other special event even easier. We carry a full line of suits, dress shirts, ties, tie bars, and belts. All at affordable prices.

  • Photography – Traditional, photojournalistic, or a blend of the two. We have photographers who are able to capture your day perfectly. Captue each moment and cherish the memories.

  • Videography – Complete HD coverage, a fully edited Wedding Story highlight film and you won’t miss out on any of the great memories of your day. We provide a wide assortment of packages to suit your needs and budget.

  • Wedding Flowers – We’ll help you decorate your dream day with bridesmaid bouquets, bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, and blooms by the box for all your DIY needs.

  • Invitations – Invites set the tone for your whole wedding. We have a huge assortment of save-the-dates, invites, response cards, reception cards, map cards, thank you cards, and any other stationery you may need.

  • Entertainment – Our DJ packages are customized based on your unique style and preferences. Your DJ will know exactly how to get the reception going and how to keep everyone on the dance floor.

See for more details on how we can help with all of your wedding needs.