6 Fashion Rules for Stylish Grooms
Don't worry ladies. You can absolutely trust your man to make the right choice when choosing his wedding attire (at least we're here to help you!). All he needs to do is read the following 6 rules on how to ensure he turns up on the day as his best-dressed self in a timeless way (but still incorporating his personality). Just bookmark this post and send to him!
As the groom, all eyes will be on you (and your partner) on your wedding day, so of course you want to look your best. Need help figuring out what to wear? Don't worry—we've got you covered because we're hooking up with Master Debonair who are experts in all things groom attire. Follow our rules below to look stylish when you say "I do."
Rule 1: Your suit or tux should fit the formality
At the most basic level, your attire should be appropriate for your venue and match with the overall vibe of the wedding. If your wedding is in the daytime or outdoors, you can wear something a bit more casual (think: lighter-colored suits made of fabrics like seersucker or khaki). If it's an evening affair in a ballroom or swanky hotel, go with either a dark, well-tailored suit or a tuxedo. Want to get even more formal? White tie (a black tailcoat, white shirt and white bow tie) is the ultimate in formalwear and ideal for an extra-luxe venue. We love this dark blue checked 3 piece suit below from Master Debonair...
Rule 2: Your style should coordinate with your partner’s
I mean, hopefully you know what your partner's style is by now but while you may not know exactly what your partner is wearing, you'll want to be sure your styles work together. So if her dress is a bedazzled ball gown, you won't want to wear a lightweight linen suit —a classic black tux is more like it. Other combos that work: a rustic lace gown paired with a tailored tan suit, or a streamlined city-chic gown with a slim-cut gray suit like this one.
Rule 3: Your body type should dictate the suit
The key to looking sharp is dressing for your body type. If you’re tall and slim, most tuxedos and suits will look good on your frame. To add bulk, try a double-breasted suit or vest, which will make you look broader. To slim down, try a fitted suit with a little bit of a nip in the waist to give the impression of a leaner silhouette. Skip lighter-colored suits since darker hues are slimming. And to elongate the body (and add some height), go for a two or three-button jacket with a low button stance.
Rule 4: The fit should be perfect
It's no issue at Master Debonair but even the most expensive tux on the rack will look and feel awful if it doesn't fit right. You should be able to move around easily—do lots of twists, turns and arm raises to make sure there's plenty of mobility to show off your dancing skills. Regardless of whether you’re renting or buying, most shops will custom tailor the purchase in-house like Master Debonair do.
Rule 5: Your look should coordinate with your attendants
Traditionally, the groomsmen wear attire that's the same as or similar to that of the groom, but it's up to you. Even if you aren't planning for all the men in your wedding party to wear the exact same suit or tux, it's important that their outfits match in style and feel with yours. (It will look a little bit off if you’re up there in a tux while your buddies are wearing casual khaki suits.) Matching doesn't just end with the guys either—your whole wedding party should have a cohesive style. To achieve this, aim to pair your groomsmen style to that of the bridesmaids—for instance, if the bridesmaids are rocking a vintage vibe, the guys can don retro three-piece suits.
Rule 6: Your accessories should set you apart
Now that everyone is matching and coordinated, it's time to pick your extras. To achieve a totally unique look, it's all in the details. Spice things up and wear a special boutonniere or a bow tie, vest, necktie, cummerbund or cuff links in a different color or style. If your wedding palette has two colors, you can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other. For a luxe affair, have the groomsmen each wear a tux with a black bow tie and black vest, while you don a white tie and white vest. Don’t be afraid to inject your personality into your outfit. Musical? Add a treble clef to your boutonniere. More of a sci-fi nerd? Find a cool pair of Star Wars–inspired cuff links.
ABOUT MASTER DEBONAIR
Master Debonair is effortlessly stylish menswear, founded in November 2015. With Simon struggling to find the correct suit accessories for his late father Bob’s funeral, this is where the idea blossomed from. The first shop opening was in 2016 as demand for Master Debonair apparel skyrocketed. The ultimate goal is wanting people to feel good about themselves when they leave our store. Based in East Boldon with two stores, one in London and the other in East Boldon - which has recently been refurbished, with plenty of amazing interior features and roots of the business are firmly stamped around the shops. We love what we do, and we feel thankful every day.