Monday Mood Board: Autumnal Style Guide For The Groom… Thinking Tweed
Its not often we write posts honoured to our lovely groom readers, but with a new season comes different suit styles… so whether you are reading to get tips for your future hubbie, or just to get all the ‘in trend’ suit ideas to please your misses, you have come to the right place!
Finding the perfect suit for your wedding day is a massive deal. There are lots of different ways to go about it, hitting the high street, booking a personal shopping experience, hiring your suit from a tailors or even having a bespoke outfit made for you. First things first, take a look at The Wedding Affair approved suppliers!
Chances are before you get married, you’ll have worn a suit at some point, so hopefully you’ll know whether you’d like a slim cut or something more traditional, at the end of the day you know your style best! You’ll hopefully know what colours suit you and what colours will work with your wedding decor. You may even want to avoid anything that feels too ‘worky’ if you wear a suit on a say to day basis… this is where today’s suit style may be just right for you!
And just in case any of the bride-to-be’s are reading this feeling a tiny bit jealous, we published a similar feature on finding your perfect wedding dress not too long ago!
Considering a tweed wedding suit…
Known for its rough texture and beige or grey colour, tweed was once considered an informal fabric. Today, people see tweed in a different light. In contrast to the rural and informal associations of yesteryear, tweed is often seen as chic, whimsical and authentically British, not to mention stylish!
If you’re having a rustic wedding this autumn or winter, in a barn or a country church, a tweed suit will look fantastic. Tweed was designed for the green but often rainy, Great British outdoors. Nothing looks better against a misty backdrop of hills and fields than a man in a tweed suit.
Add a waistcoat…
Still not sure about a tweed wedding suit? Consider adding a waistcoat, making it a three piece suit instead. The waistcoat will balance the perceived informality of the cloth, making it special enough for the occasion. Oh, and extra layers to keep you warm during your outdoor photographs! Its a win, win… plus you will look ever so sophisticated!
Warm up with wool…
A wool/cashmere blend – whether as a lounge suit or as a morning suit – is a good choice for an autumn or winter groom’s suit. It’s luxurious, comfortable and keeps you warm all day long! The fact that this is your wedding suit means durability might not be your number one priority. This is good because cashmere trousers wear through quickly and tailors will often recommend buying two pairs with your suit.
If seeking a more durable suit…
A flannel wedding suit will keep out the cold and add an autumnal flavour to your attire. Flannel was once the go-to fabric for men’s suiting. This was before wool ousted it as the most popular type of cloth. One very good reason to get married in flannel is that you’ll have the suit for many autumns and winters to come as is it very durable. Its softness, versatility and medium weight means you’ll probably get more use out of it than a tweed alternative!
Bring on the braces
Braces are an attractive addition to a groom’s wedding suit, especially if you’re going for a more casual look – for instance, if you’re wearing them with trousers, a shirt and canvas trainers. Not many modern men get to wear braces. Like the pocket watch, they have a novelty factor that can look unique in your wedding photographs.