Any groom-to-be that has done a little bit of research will know that, when it comes to finding the right wedding suit, there’s a scary amount of choice out there! So how do you make sure you find the right look to suit you? Well, worry not, we’re here to help. Read on and enjoy our top tips for finding the perfect wedding that fits well and gets you looking dapper on the day.
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The right fit
Whatever wedding attire you choose, making sure that it fits right is more important than anything. Listen to these pearls of wisdom for a great fitting suit.
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The collar – An ill-fitting collar is easy to spot. A bad fit can result in it bunching at the back or sitting away from the shirt instead of resting on it.
The shoulder – A well-fitted shoulder should lie flat. Too small and you’ll get those unattractive ripples in the sleeve, too big and there’ll be excess material on both the shoulder and sleeve.
The closure – When you fasten your jacket (never with the bottom button remember), the button should close effortlessly and the two sides should meet in a neat and tidy manner. Too tight and the bottom of the jack will flare out, too loose and the lapels will hang forward.
The length - With your arms naturally at your side, your suit jacket should end in line with the middle of your hand, or about halfway down your derriere!
Finding your style
So now we’ve covered the basics, how do you know which style will be right for you? Well hopefully you can find the answers right here!
If you’re wanting to go down the traditional and seriously suave route, then you can’t go wrong with a formal style. To be truly formal, you need to be wearing a morning suit or tails, although a tuxedo is also a popular option from across the pond.
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Looking for that mid-range between formal and casual? A two or three-piece suit is the way to go. These versatile options give you plenty of choice for your day, coming in a range of colours, cuts and materials.
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Tying the knot at a rural barn or country house? Then why not continue the theme through your wedding suit too? Think tweed or textured material, earthier colours and definitely a waistcoat to carry this look perfectly. A rustic buttonhole is the ideal finishing touch.
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The boho groom will want to do things a little differently, so don’t be afraid to stand out and break the rules. Your colour options are wide open, so consider pastels or rich jewel tones, while textured fabrics such as velvet make a real statement.
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Remember that this is your wedding day, so if being all suited and booted isn’t for you, you shouldn’t feel pressured into wearing something you don’t want to. Casual options include removing the tie, losing the jacket and replacing with a waistcoat, or even swapping the suit trousers for a pair of well-fitting chinos. Just keep the style of the venue and the level of formality of your partner’s attire when making your decision.
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The finer details
Once you’ve made your decision, here are a few final tips to make sure your look is a strong as you want it to be.
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- Your belt should always match your shoes. That’s colour and finish if possible!
- As a general rule, your bow tie should be as wide as the edge of your eyebrows.
- The buttonhole stem should be inside the lapel button-hole and hidden from sight.
- The width of a necktie should match the width of the lapel.
- Ties should finish at the middle of your waistband or belt.
We hope this has helped you find the perfect wedding suit to celebrate your big day in. If you’re taking to the high street to find your wedding attire, then make sure you look at The Best High Street Groomswear For The Perfect Style first for plenty of tips.