Fashion For The Groom

Yes, your bride is going to shine, and sure, most eyes will be turned her way. So, all the more reason for you to look your sharpest and step it out in style.

So, what to wear? A formal hire store is the perfect place to start your search. There you’ll find expert advice and a fantastic choice of styles, fabrics, colours and accessories. 

If your wedding is more casual, lightweight fabrics are ideal. Styles can include less structured cuts with a soft shoulder line and two or three jacket buttons. Colours to consider include taupe, white, light grey or blue, beige, tan or brown. Team your suit with a shirt worn open at the neck or with a tie, and a pair of light coloured shoes.

Achieve a slightly more formal look with a suit in a darker colour with more contouring and a firmer shoulder line. The fabric can be heavier and if you don’t want to wear a tie, pick a shirt in a fashionable print. If your wedding is unreservedly formal, then you should be thinking a traditional double or single-breasted black dinner suit, or a grey morning coat, possibly tails and maybe a vest or a cummerbund. Three-quarter or peacock jackets are also a popular choice. A classic shirt with French cuffs and cufflinks is perfect, and a cravat is a definite possibility.

For a cocktail style wedding, you can ease away from strict formality and be a little more adventurous. Opt for a charcoal or grey suit, either pinstriped or plain, or you might prefer one of the wonderfully rich colours that have become a feature of modern suits.

And it’s important that you stand out from the crowd. A jacket that’s different from your attendants’ is one way to achieve that. Variety in your vests also makes a mark, or if need be, you can try different types of ties to ensure you shine on your big day.

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