What will you wear on your big day? Whether you’re the laid back husband-to-be or a full blown Groomzilla, your one job on your wedding day is to look really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Step One: Suit or Tuxedo?
Dependent on the dress code, location and theme, there’s a variety of wedding suit options to choose from. Without getting too hung up on technical dress codes, here’s a breakdown on the best suits for a wedding;
- The 3-Piece Suit
A classic suiting option for a groom and his groomsmen, this look can be worn to a formal or smart casual wedding.
- The Smart Casual Suit
Designed to be worn as a Summer Suit in lighter fabrics and colours, this style is the more fashionable cousin to the 3-piece suit.
- Classic Tuxedo
Perfect for a formal wedding, the classic Tuxedo will take you from chapel to reception in style.
- The White Dinner Suit
A great way to make a stylish statement on your big day.
Step Two: The Wedding Shirt
Your chosen suit style and tie (or bowtie) will determine the shirt you’ll wear. To make it a little easier, we’ve got some tips on how to best choose your Wedding Shirt;
- If you’re wearing a tux choose a Wing Tip Collared Shirt, and for smart casual or 3-Piece suits, opt for a Spread Collar or Button Down collar option.
- For all suit styles, choose a tailored fit shirt that’s made from a high quality cotton for comfort and breathability.
- Keep it simple for formal occasions with a crisp, white shirt with no pockets or detailing.
- Style your Groomsmen in printed or coloured shirts to help you stand out from the pack.
Step Three: Ties & Bowties
With the ability to define your whole wedding day outfit, never underestimate the power of a really good tie.
- The Bow Tie
Worn predominantly with a tuxedo and dinner suit, opt for a simple black bowtie for the ultimate in style and sophistication.
- Regular Silk Tie
A versatile tie that’s best worn with 3-Piece and Smart Casual Suit styles.
- The Skinny Tie
Perfect for a more creative look, choose a shirt that has a slim collar over a wide, spread collar for this style tie.
- Knitted Tie
A relaxed style that adds texture and individuality to your look.
Step Four: Dress Shoes
Whether you’re off to the beach, a countryside chapel or staying in the city, your choice of wedding footwear is as important as your suit. Here’s our picks for the most stylish and comfortable dress shoes;
- Italian Brogues in Black
A versatile men’s dress shoe that can be worn for formal and smart casual dress codes.
- Patent Leather Oxfords
The must-have shoe for the wedding tuxedo.
- Leather Oxfords in Tan
A great style for lighter coloured wedding suits.
Step Five: The Finer Details
A poorly chosen pair of cufflinks or lapel pin can bring down your whole look. Here are our go-to details to complete your wedding outfit;
If you’re wearing a classic style shirt, you’ll need cufflinks. For a formal wedding, opt for a simple and sophisticated design.
- Pocket Square
The perfect piece to help you coordinate with your groomsmen and bridal party.
- Tie Bar
A tie bar will keep your look in-check on windy days.
- Lapel Pin
If you’re choosing not to wear flowers on your suit lapel, add a decorative pin for something different.
Step Six: Grooming for Grooms
There’ll be photos, and lots of them - so adding a skincare and grooming routine to your daily schedule is a must. Keep it simple at first and start your new skin regime about 3-4 months out from the big day.
Rookie Tip: Don’t panic and head out for a facial the day before a wedding, this can cause a puberty-level breakout that no one needs to see.
Yours in style,