We look at the latest looks for grooms and their groomsmen for 2019. It is never really a casual affair when it comes to weddings – and the gentlemen are stealing the show even more so this season in the latest formal, but fun, refinery.
Three piece – triple the style
First up, our blokes will be increasingly suiting up in their best three-piece, with looks that are sharper than ever. This offers versality as the night heats up. Guys can ditch the jacket when it’s dance time and still sport the dashing waistcoat to flaunt a sense of occasion.
Texture, texture everywhere, as in plush velvets and velour, or more streamlined tweeds – all are very welcome to the top table this year. Warm and inviting, the bride won’t be able to resist cuddling up.
A flowery tie can look blooming lovely beside the buttonhole, whereas hounds-tooth indulges a strong depth of character. Along with the emphasis on fine detail and formality, it is a licence to express a playful side. It is not mandatory to be a plain James anymore. Even floral suits would match certain colourful characters, or lively wedding themes.
Colour up the couture
Black or grey is the usual top-of-mind groomsman image – but enter more sultry burgundies, gorgeous greens and bright blue hues. However, a token accent is just as cool in these colours.
Mix it for marriage
Mix and matching the outfits adds a whole lot of individual character, while still keeping to the wedding’s theme. Personalities are set to shine here, as they join the brides in expressing individuality. A colourful velvet suit for the groom, for example, can offset the ties or waistcoats for the rest of the gentlemen.
Black and blue is a fine partnership in the latest looks. A blue suit with black lapels, sports a dapper modern-day twist, while a racing-green suit with burgundy detailing is a rather royal touch.
A handsome silhouette
Taking into account the eclectic license to experiment this wedding season, a suit that is slim fitting, with impeccable presentation and detail, is ideally what is required to woo.
Coat-tails are very English gentleman – and are swishing up the wedding set especially among the taller lads. Slim-fitting, double-breasted suit jackets look great on most builds.
Play to a theme
Consider military style with metal buttons, medals and tight cotton pants – a swoon-worthy solider-style groom will be the real gentleman to carry his bride over the threshold. Or try vintage style. Pick an era and play the part, 1920s perhaps? Think big cuffs, silk linings and all the dapper detailing of yesteryear.