Though it can often feel like the bride takes most of the limelight on the big day, the groom deserves just as much attention. You know you always wanted to be James Bond at least once in your life but even while enjoying yourself, when picking the groom’s suit or tux, it’s a good idea to bear a few formalwear rules in mind, so you look you best on the day, even without the martini. So here are the five things to remember when making a smart decision on the ultimate sharp wedding suit.
Colours To Suit
Having suits in different styles is a must for different seasonal weddings and events. Opting for the same suit in different colours could work well for variation. For a summer wedding, mix things up with a patterned, herringbone, plaid or houndstooth number to vary to add a sense of personality.
The key to a pulling off a killer suit is fit, this means that it’s important to wear a suit that complements your body shape.
There are three main types of fit:
Regular – for those who prefer a classic style in a comfortable fit with room for extra movement. It’s also ideal for people with a larger build than average.
Slim – ideal for those with a slimmer physique and typically for people with an 8” drop.
Tailored – a more streamlined look and a midway option which allows more movement than a regular fit.
Think About Fabric
We often associate heavier materials with quality and expense. Wool, worsted or wool-blended suits are great quality, and maintain their shape over long periods of time. For weddings in the summer months, a linen suit keeps you cool and is highly breathable. If you’re on a budget however, cotton and polyester suits are both breathable to wear and adhere to a smart look.
Consider the season that the event will take place in when choosing your suit. If you’re a guest at a winter wedding, try to find out what the theme will be to ensure you don’t clash with the rest of the guests and groomsmen. Alternatively, a tweed suit offers a rustic look and feel. In spring, a waistcoat is the perfect back up for unpredictable temperatures.
Accessorise Your Look
Accessories can be just as important as the suit when it comes to injecting some personality into an outfit, so take time to find the perfect additions and ensure they match your suit. Cuff-links add a touch of sophistication whilst a patterned tie can look great against a dark suit. A bright silk tie is ideal for adding a splash of colour to summer events.