The groom’s guide to suits from guys who get it right.
Sampling suit and groomswear collections for 2017, Calvin Klein, Dior and Kilgour unveiled gradient, sharp and slim fitting designs. It’s no surprise that slim and super slim suits are on trend this season; considering many bridal collections for 2017 presented form fitting outfits. However, there are no limitations to what you choose to wear on your big day. Here are a few fashionable tips from guys who get it right:
British actor Tom Hiddleston is often commended for his suave style. The man can pull-off anything from a cranberry double-breasted number, to a classic charcoal three-piece with double-breasted vest. Notably, last month Hiddleston showed up to Jimmy Kimmel Live, looking as slick as ever, in a classic charcoal super slim fitted two-piece (by Gucci). If you’re a fan of the classic look, team with a fresh understated oxford shirt and appear the perfect gentleman for your bride. Although, if you’re urging to make more of a statement, opt for brighter, edgier shades to pop beneath your jacket. Why not browse the luxurious range of quality silks we use to craft our shirts?
Alex Turner is the king of contemporary meets classic. Turner’s exploration of 50s, 60s, 70s style with a modern twist is very documented in the media. Despite being recognised as a music mogul, Turner featured online in Vogue (2012) in his usual slim fit silhouette. A year later he left the Mercury Prize Awards empty handed, though his fitted teddy boy inspired suit in dog-tooth pattern was a definite winner! Recently, while touring with The Last Shadow Puppets at Coachella 2016, Turner graced the stage as a beacon of mustard yellow. An eye-catching double-breasted suit with high-waisted slim trousers in the same shade, by designer Ray Brown. Alex is no stranger to a pair of high-rise kecks, nor a fresh pair of suede shoes (which is a funky way to contemporize and make a suit feel casual). Grab yourself some ‘blue suede shoes’ to team with your beautiful blue bespoke suit as this colour is bang on trend this season.
Luke Bracey oozed decadence and flamboyance in a double-breasted tweed two-piece at the Hacksaw Ridge premier earlier last year. Timeless two and three-piece suits in tweed and wool blends will never go out of style. Are you trying to capture a classic look but equally want to steer away from the expected tuxedo or morning suit? Expertly fitted double or triple breasted suits are seriously suave alternatives to traditional groom attire and constantly pop up on the red carpet. Experiment with trouser pleats and turned cuffs. The length and cut of suit trousers can update and age the whole outfit so consult our style advisers on how to achieve your intended look. In addition, These types of suits particularly compliment a vintage dress. If your blushing bride has hand-selected a figure accentuating satin or lace gown, you’ll look effortlessly and timelessly perfect at the alter.
It’s important to remember that ultimately, as far as fashion is concerned, there are no rules! The suits worn by all 3 gentlemen above are derived from vintage styles but executed with fitted contemporary cuts. Although particular colours stand out this season: blue, emerald, cranberry, the rest is up in the air. Designers have explored, sharp super slim tuxedos, 50s inspired fitted two-pieces in striking shades, looser double-breasted jackets in sandy linen and the list goes on. Most importantly, your wedding suit needs to reflect your style and personality. The beauty of a bespoke tailored suit is that we design your wedding outfit to your exact specifications. Exploring these suit successes will hopefully give you some inspiration and confidence to experiment with your wedding day style.