Your wedding is probably one of the most awaited moments of your life. It is THE one moment where you have got to look at your very best no matter what. Because after all, it is the last day of bachelorhood and the first day of spending the rest of your life with your other half. Which makes the pressure overwhelming almost always. And here is an unfortunate fact. The fashion industry will mostly target the bride’s apparel. With the bridal collections launching every season, men tend to get ignored.
While the traditional suit or tuxedo is still a good choice for the groom, it has become so clichéd that there is absolutely nothing novel about it. Luckily enough, those times are past when these suits were the ONLY choice for grooms. Because now, we have endless choices for men to style themselves up. Below we have written some of them that would turn each and every gaze on the groom (not that it already isn’t).
Suits with a different style:
Obviously our first option is suits. But not your clichéd ones. And definitely not the same old boring styles we have been saying since ages. While the suit radiates formality, you can soften it down by rolling up your sleeves, loosening your tie or removing the jacket altogether. These style accessories will add a great deal of personality and will be quite useful if you use them in different parts of the day.
The tweed suit provides a little less formal but still classy, timeless look. A good tweed suit with contrasting buttons, excellent stitching and lining will definitely work wonders. Add a boutonniere to add a finishing touch.
If you are planning to go vintage, there is no better accessory than a pocket watch. And to be very honest, pocket watches work… no matter where you are. And to top it off, they make a wonderful present for the groom. I don’t understand why pocket watches aren’t already declared a must for weddings, nothing can beat their elegance.
A velvet suit is a bold choice. It is understandable if it doesn’t go well with everyone but at least no one can deny the charm and classiness of velvet. Possibly it might get a little warm during summer but it is perfect for autumn and winters. The rich fabric recalls to mind the rules of being a gentlemen, rarely applied nowadays sadly. Velvet can also be combined with jeans to smarten up a casual look.
Somehow hats never seem to go away. They always come back one way or another. One may have their own preferences for the various brands of hats (Fedorah, Bowley etc.), we can all at least agree to one point. Hats make you look real good.
Again, if you want to go back to vintage style, nothing comes to mind first other than the waistcoat. Waistcoats can be worn in any event, season or place. They have the warmth and the casual look of a jacket with a massive amount of class. You can either wear them under a jacket, (it is up to you if you want a contrasting material or a matching one) or you can simply sharpen up your look in a shirt.
Bow ties are THE vintage apparel for any gentleman out there. Bow ties come in various types, from floral, velvet, plain, check to tweed, sequined, paisley, tartan and many others. Not much can be said about these particular fashion accessory except that they are a MUST in weddings.
Mismatched dresses were rapidly gaining popularity among bridesmaids and now they have influenced men too. This is for the groom and groomsmen. The reason that mismatched dresses work like a charm is its convenience and ease. Planning weddings on a long distance, or buying expensive suits for one time use can take quite a toll on your pockets. Mismatched dresses are comfortable, picked by individuals themselves to suit their comforts and can be worn again. What more can one ask for?