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BUYING YOUR SUIT

Let’s focus on the men in your wedding and talk about suits. Buying your suit is an indulgence that can give you a special look all your own.

This is the time for a tailor-made suit, especially if you know you can wear it after the wedding. A made-to-measure suit can emphasize the best parts of your physique and the chance to choose a fabric, colour, and fit that is just right for you.

Some Tips:

  • A wedding suit should be different than an everyday work It’s usually all in the details.
  • Decide if it’s just for this occasion or if you’re going to wear it If wearing again, your choice of fabric will be important as you’ll probably want to lighten up if you’re having a summer wedding.
  • Complete with a white shirt and all the bells and whistles: tie, pocket square, suspenders and cufflinks and a pair of elegant dress shoes.

 

FORMALWEAR CHECKLIST

The tuxedo is stylish and always elegant. Worn with matching trousers, a dress shirt, and coordinating accessories, a tuxedo is perfect for any wedding. Here are the elements you should be familiar with when choosing your formalwear:

  1. Collar: Stand up or wing collar complements a long neck; a shorter neck looks best with a laydown
  2. Ties: Bow ties are made of formal fabric like a satin or Euro ties are made of the same fabrics and offer a more forward look ideal with a three

or four button jacket. Ties needn’t always match the colour of the bride’s attendants’ dresses. Black, gold, or silver ties with a subtle shimmer give formalwear a timeless elegance. Distinguish the groom from the groomsmen by choosing a slightly different tie, a solid if they’re wearing a pattern, brocade if they’re in a matte fabric.

  1. Shirt: Traditionally, a pleated shirt is worn with a The proper closures are studs and cuff links in black, pearl, gold, silver or precious stones.
  2. Sleeve: Allow one-half of an inch of your shirtsleeve to show beneath the sleeve of the
  3. Cummerbund: Made of brocade, silk or satin, it covers the waistband and ranges from mild to Consider the mood and season of the wedding before choosing one and be sure that the pattern and design you want to wear around your middle looks good around your neck as cummerbunds and ties usually match. Always place the pleats upward.
  4. Vest: Made of brocade, silk or satin in a fullback or halfback style, a vest is the most comfortable and popular compliment to the They come in a wealth of choices and add personality to even the most conservative tuxedo.

The fullback vest looks terrific on its own and allows the jacket to be removed later in the evening when everyone is more relaxed. It’s not necessary to match vest and tie but make certain you don’t clash with the hue of the boutonniere.

  1. Trousers: Double-pleated or flat-front trousers should break about five-inches above the There’s a satin stripe on the side. The bottoms are never cuffed.
  2. Shoes: Black patent or matte finished oxfords or slip-ons are appropriate A business shoe clashes with the streamlined look of formalwear while formal shoes are sleeker. Match socks to trousers.

Boutonniere: A groom’s boutonniere should complement the flowers and colours of their bride’s bouquet. But they should say something about the groom’s personality, too. Groomsmen boutonnieres should complement the flowers of the bride’s attendants.

CHECKLIST FOR THE GROOM & HIS ATTENDANTS

GROOM:

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Bride’s gift Boutonnière

 

BEST MAN/GROOMSMEN:

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Gift Boutonnière

 

FATHER OF THE BRIDE/GROOM:

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Gift Boutonnière

 

USHERS:

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Gift Boutonnière

 

RINGBEARER:

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Gift Boutonnière

 

M.C.

Tuxedo/Suit Shirt Tie/Bowtie

Cufflinks/Shirt Studs Shoes

Pocketsquare Gift Boutonnière

 

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