Don’t forget the Groom…Stylish Suit Choices

With many weddings the bride’s dress is the main focus, but thats not to say that the guys cant get in on the outfit shopping action. No matter what your budget there are an amazing array of well cut, classic and colourful suits available. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you find the perfect suit. Firstly decide on how much you want to spend, that way you can focus on shops that will work for you. Are you going for a formal morning suit, or is a lounge suit a better fit for the day? If there is a theme or style for the wedding don’t be afraid to work with colour and patterns.

 

The High Street

There are so many great choices on the high street, what’s not to love! You can pick up a suit in some stores for as little as £100 and at time of year with awesome January sales you can get some real bargains.

 

 

1. Ted Baker are a popular destination for suits at the moment. Great cuts and some of funkiest lining!

2. Reiss (ps they also have a made to measure service, you can read more about it here on their grooms wedding series story)

3. Marks and Spencer have a varied selection of lounge suits and morning suits to check out.

 

Don’t forget to also check out Zara, Next, River Island and H&M for a great selection of very reasonably priced suit

 

Colourful and Crazy

It’s your wedding day so why not go all out with a colourful or patterned suit. Pink animal print is definitely a statement!

 

 

1 and 2. Ozwald Boateng has some fabulous colours in his new spring/summer collection.

3. Nakal Clothing have a hug range of made to measure colour and print suits. They also do accessories.

4. Marc Wallace ‘Seersucker’ suit is one of my favs.

5. Oliver Brown has some great linen suits to choose from.

 

The picture above is just a taster of the colours, patterns and fabrics available. Feel free to let your personality be reflected in your outfit and go for those bright colours or even a tweed blazer and bow tie.

 

Designer

As many ladies spend a small fortune on their wedding dress there is no reason the men can’t. Designer suits or even bespoke options can make a groom feel like a prince. These stunning suit below can be picked up on Bond Street, Selfridges are some have stores on Savile Row. You might even purchasing them online from Mr Porter.

 

 

1. Calvin Klein’s white cotton suit with the waffle texture would be stunning for a summer wedding

2. Hugo Boss in an elegant dark blue double breasted suit now made popular by Kate Moss’ husband Jamie Hince.

3. Dolce and Gabbana often know for their more daring prints can be relied upon for perfectly elegant black tux.

4. Paul Smith is in demand for his quirky yet classic suits.

 

Often favourites of celebrities, many can be seen snapped wearing these suits at the Oscars or film premiers. If you want that uber trendy look keep an eye out for suits from Armani, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gucci, YSL, Ferragamo and those listed above and featured in the picture.

 

 

Bespoke

You can either a Savilte Row tailor, online tailors or if you happen to be in asia don’t miss out the opportunity to get a suit made. For that quint essential Savile Row experience you can pop in to see, Henry Poole, H Hunstman and Sons or Gieves and Hawkes and the new kids on the block Ozwald Boateng and Richard James.

 

 

Bespoke also doesnt have to cost a fortune. A Suit That Fits allows you to add your measurements and order your suit online with the option to get measured at one of their studios as well. For another online only options check out D2K.

 

King and Allen even sets itself up for measuring and consultations in pubs, so you can mix a bit of shopping with relaxing.

 

There is the high tech Tailor Made London who take you measurements using a 3D body scanner which ensures a perfect fit.

 

So thats a quick run down of some suit options…now for shirts, ties, waistcoats, shoes and…