Top Fashion Tips for The Groom
Gone are the days when the groom would only wear a Black Tuxedo under a white buttoned up shirt with matching black pants! The rising trend in new designs and cuts allow grooms to look both classy and unique. Here are some of the top fashion tips for grooms to look great beside their bride on their wedding day!
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Get It Fitted
The first part to ensure a good fitting of the groom’s suit is the measurement process. Make sure that your tailor measured your waist size, inseam (i.e. the length between the crotch of your pants and the bottom of the leg), and jacket size.
Try on your suit at least a week with different physical actions, such as squatting down, to avoid embarrassing tears or rips that might happen and to make sure everything still fits comfortably. That way, in case you feel like you're wearing a straitjacket, there's plenty of time for last-minute alterations.
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More Fit Facts:
The suit jacket should fit well and provide you a full range of motion unrestricted, both buttoned and unbuttoned.
You should be able to fit one finger between the collar of your shirt and your neck, not more than that.
The shirt cuffs should not ride up when you stretch your arms. If you are wearing a button-cuff shirt, the cuffs should break exactly at the wrist. For French-cuffs, they should break about 1/2 inch further.
Button-cuff Shirt by OneSimpleGown.com
The vest should be buttoned up comfortably and hit just below the waistband of your pants.
Vest by OneSimpleGown.com
The pants should break over the top of your feet (instep), about 1/3 of the way down the shoe.
Suit Your Body Type
Your tuxedo should fit perfectly, not too tight nor bulky. If you're not too tall, stick to single-breasted jackets. Double-breasted jackets will make you appear smaller than you actually are. If you would like to have a longer silhouette, pick a lower-buttoning jacket instead of one with a higher placket.
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The Right Pair of Shoes
For a formal wedding ceremony, invest in a good pair of leather shoes. Make sure they are clean and polished. Unless you have a flair for the unconventional, avoid loud coloured, chunky shoe styles or those with thick rubber soles. A good tip in picking the right pair of shoes is to match them with your belt.
Comfort is Key
Make sure you pick a wedding suit that matches the climate for your wedding, i.e. air-conditioned in-door wedding banquet vs. beach wedding. If you sweat easily, consider changing into a second shirt halfway through the day so that you stay crisp and cool.
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Keep It Tasteful
There is a wide range of style, cuts and accessories in the market for you to mix and match. Apart from the location, you should consider the level of formality and time of the day in which your wedding will be held. For a tasteful appearance, you may even consider to forego the Standard Tuxedo for a dapper morning suit, with a cutaway jacket, grey pinstripe trousers and an ascot.
Last but not least, posture is important. For a strong posture, heed these tips: Shoulders back and chest out. Also remember to smile confidently!
Tuxedo by OneSimpleGown.com
We would like to hear from you if you have any other tips for grooms-to-be! Please share with us at the comments section below.