Grooms fashion has never entirely been seen as a fundamental part of the couple’s wedding plans, with many grooms choosing the traditional ‘penguin-look’, rather than shopping around or even being adventurous with their suit. With so many brand new tasteful designs in the world of grooms fashion; the husband-to-be can be prepared to look tasteful and classy on their wedding day. To help get you started in the right direction, we’ve proved four quick wins in helping you achieve an original and unique look for your special day.
Step 1. Ensure your suit fits.
There is nothing worse than participating in your wedding dance, and on that carefully choreographed dip, your pants split. This embarrassing situation can be avoided quite simply by having everything measured and fitted before the wedding, then tried for a final time a week before the wedding to ensure everything still fits. If you do have a best man (he might find how to properly keep up with his best man duties in this guide), we would also advise you to verify that his outfit matches yours as you will be standing next to each other on many occasions.
Also, another benefit to last-minute checks allows you to make any minor alterations to your suit, for example, you may want to choose a waistcoat rather than a jacket before your big day.
The jacket of your suit should fit snug around your torso but should still allow for plenty of movement even when buttoned up. It’s important to keep in mind that you will undoubtedly be dancing, shaking hands and hugging a lot of family and friends. So it’s important to check that you jacket won’t constrict you or make you feel comfortable.
A sure way to see if your shirt is the correct size and fitting for you is to place one finger between the shirts collar and your neck. You shouldn’t be able to get more than two fingers between the space. Next is to check the cuffs of your shirt. They shouldn’t ‘ride up’ when stretching out your arms.
Step 2. Choose a suit that is right for your body shape.
It’s not only your blushing bride who needs to shop around to find clothing that fits her shape, believe it or not, grooms need to think about their shapes too! If you are a man of a short stature you may want to shop around for single-breasted jackets. Double-breasted jackets can make a shorter man appear drowned in fabric, which would make you look like a young boy wearing his father’s jackets. If you are a man who is a little bigger around the middle, it’s often suggested to choose a lower buttoning jacket. The placements of the lower buttons will provide you with a long and flattering silhouette shape.
Step 3. It’s important to be comfortable.
It’s not fair that you should spend one of the most important days of your life in agony, or spending the majority of your honeymoon nursing blisters or chafed thighs. It’s important to buy shoes that are comfortable. Not all shoes are comfortable when purchased, so on the run up to your wedding it’s recommended to spend a few hours a day walking around your house ‘wearing them in’. This will make any tough leather become softer the more you walk in them. Just remember not to scuff them!
Step 4. Keep it tasteful.
Most grooms avoid frills and over the top suits and would rather choose a tailored, traditional look. Keep in mind you are not aiming for Tom Hanks in the movie Big. Think, Cary Grant in the movie An Affair to Remember. Keep it tasteful! Nevertheless, there are plenty of options to express yourself with the fashion choices that you make for example; if you are having a daytime formal wedding you may wish to ditch the traditional tuxedo and opt for a smart morning suit along with an ascot or cutaway jacket. Or if you’re planning on getting married during the summer, you may want to choose a white dinner suit instead of the traditional black.
When you decide to choose your suit for your wedding day, it’s always an idea to ask the professionals for advice on what’s hot and what’s not for the particular season you are getting married. They are sure to offer you plenty of choices that you may have never originally thought of.
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