It’s so important for a groom to have a new suit for his wedding. You’ve got to put it into context of what the bride is doing – the groom should be doing the same thing and having his own special moment, but obviously not outshining the bride! Bespoke suits are all about the details. It could be a different cut, it could have a doublebreasted collar on a one-button jacket, it could have your name embroidered on the inside, it could have a coloured lining, and you can choose whatever cloth you want.
The options are endless! But there are some rules. To keep it formal, you should go for a one-button suit and it should be as sharply cut as possible. I love a two-piece but if you’re going to go down the three-piece route, it should be a low-cut waistcoat. Shirts should have a traditional high, one-button collar if you want a good knot on the tie underneath.
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Nothing small and stingy when it comes to collars! Ties are an absolute must. If you want to change in the evening and put on a bow tie, that’s totally cool. But it’s got to be a tie for the ceremony. Plus a pocket square. Midnight blue is having a moment.
We’ve actually started selling dinner jackets and dinner suits in the shade – it’s our new black. In terms of other key trends, formality has become the most important thing in weddings. William and Harry have helped a lot with that, and the top-hat-andtails end of the market is booming. favourbrook.com