The radiant bride-to-be twirls on a podium in a prestigious bridal boutique; serine in satin. The mother of the bride and bridesmaids well up at the sheer sight of this angel. I may be mistaken but I doubt you see many grooms twirling around as his best man and father cry, exclaiming how beautiful he is.
However, in 2017 there are so many suit trends and styles for the groom and his party to explore. It’s important that everyone in the wedding party looks and feels comfortable on the big day – not just the bride and not just the groom. Everyone. The Gentleman’s Tailor supplies groomsmen empowerment to any wedding occasion. Each of our bespoke suits is crafted with luxury British fabrics and expertly fitted to your specific design and shape. Here’s some of our seasonal suit trend tips to ensure you a fashionable wedding party all year round:
Country feel- Whether you chose a traditional or contemporary ceremony tweed, check and wool mixes are massively on trend for the more creative-type grooms. The Gentleman’s tailor has a wide range of premium fabrics from tweeds, silks, cashmeres etc. to achieve your desired style. Tweed is particularly popular this season and works well with double breasted suits and three-pieces. However, if a full tweed ensemble seems a bit over the top to you, go for just a tweed waistcoat or wool blend tie to add texture. Equally, have the groom in full tweed ensemble to individualise and tweed waistcoats for the groomsmen. Tweed is rustic, timeless and more unique for a wedding ceremony. It’s also perfect for outdoor classic country settings.
Arabian Nights- Trends of men’s fashion 2017 highlight that men should show individuality when choosing a wedding suit. You’re not confined to selecting the same colours and patterns for every garment. Be experimental. We’re expecting a change this summer, linen will be the hot topic for men’s suits in the warmer months. Not surprising as it’s lightweight and much more casual and practical than your average wool blend three-piece. Expect sandy beige tones and eye-catching whites/creams. Not only this but beige offers a blank canvas for matching shirts, ties, waistcoats. If you’re jet setting somewhere tropical or planning an outdoor wedding closer to home linen is a great alternative and keeps you looking and feeling cool.
Think movie star magic- Awards season annually commences in November. Fashion documented in the media at this time is very influenced by distinguished film and style icons, pictured on the red carpet of award ceremonies. We’ll be anticipating sharp, super-slim silhouettes. Gradient shapes, slimly tailored with little detailing of buttons. Sharp lines is the focus, especially paired with super-slim pleated front trousers. When going bespoke for your suit it is suggested that you choose a higher rise trouser as they will give you a better line to the floor, appearing more flattering. Many original tuxedos were shown on catwalks for suits/groomswear this year in charcoals, blacks and blues. Blue was a particularly popular choice for grooms last year and compliments pastels perfectly. Why not make a daring impact in electric blue? Adorn your bespoke blue suits with pastel neckerchiefs to compliment bridesmaid dresses of the same shade. Additionally, brown leather footwear is also a good addition that complements blue tones.
Inject colour into the winter- Emerald green is the most topical colour for 2017. Recently we have noticed that men’s suits have become increasingly multi-layered and voluminous. The vibe for 2017 is that every piece of the suit should talk to each other. If you’re planning on teaming a waistcoat with your suit for the three-piece look, then ensure that it compliments every other item down to your cravat and shoes. Actor Robert Pattinson isn’t scared to be seen in emerald and dazzled in a Gucci suit while premiering one of his films. Additionally, cranberry really stands out as a popular cemented shade for this year and is festively suited to winter time. Similarly, burgundy and wine shades are also current popular choices for grooms. These red tones are great to opt for if you’re wanting to mix and match between groomsmen (groom in a different suit to groomsmen). Be cautious however that your collaborative groomsmen style does not clash with the bridesmaid’s dresses!