Your wedding is the most important event of your life and let’s face it, when it comes to weddings it’s all about herand being the good husband-to-be that you are, you want to look your handsome best.
So, here’s a few tips on how to achieve the look!
You should aim for natural fibres – pure wool and cotton will hang, feel and breathe much better than any synthetic fibre, allowing you to stay more comfortable throughout the day.
You want stylish, but not faddy. You should aim for a classic look that won’t date after just a year. Work with your body shape and height – there’s no point wearing a suit that just doesn’t fit.
If you’re wearing a single-breasted suit, you can have either one, two or three buttons, although one button is more formal. Two buttons is a bit more of an informal, all-rounder suit and three buttons is not really suitable. If you have a double-breasted suit, get advice on buttons and lapel widths before you buy anything.
You have notch, peak or shawl – lounge and business suits have notch lapels and the peak lapel is usual on tuxedos and double-breasted suits. The shawl collar lapel is the most formal and are best suited to a tux. Just make sure (and this is important) that the lapel width is proportional to your look and your body shape.
You can relax a bit here and bring in a bit of individuality. There are lots of shades of grey and blue that offer a different look to the rest of the party without making you look like a clown. You can’t go wrong with French navy.
You need to find a fit that frames your shoulders and is snug around your chest and waist (but not too smug). A good tailor will be able to size you up in seconds, though. Watch your footwear – no clumpy shoes – think of them as an extension of the trousers.
Most of all, try to relax and ‘wear a smile’.