Grooms wear

Style guide: how to look good in a suit

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Wearing a suit is easy but wearing it well is another thing altogether. With fit, style, accessories and colours to take into equation, it can so easily go wrong. www.dobell.co.uk has created this step by step fitting guide to help you through the process. Follow their advice and you’ll be the best dressed guest at your next wedding.  

Fitting Guide

When buying a suit, it's important to check that it fits you properly, both in terms of comfort and style. Below are the crucial areas to check when trying on a suit to ensure it complements your body...

Alternative suits for the groom for your rustic, festival or vintage wedding.

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By Kate Beavis

 

So often we see amazing new dresses for the bride and even bridesmaids but what about something different for the groom? With more couples choosing an alternative wedding, whether it be boho, festival or vintage, getting a suit to match the look can be a tricky one.

Let us introduce you to 20th Century Chap, a vintage inspired menswear collection aimed at the dapper gent or the hipster groom.  Think Don Draper cool, with a bit of Peaky Blinders mixed in, with pieces that are closely based on the early designs from the 1930s-1950s.

Welcome to Slaters

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Originating from a small tailoring business in 1904, Slaters took the leap into the retail world in 1973, and have been growing their male fashion business ever since. 

With 25 stores across the UK, including locations in some of the most well shopped cities in the country, Slaters have well and truly put themselves on the map. 

Stocking both leading name labels and their own high-quality clothing ranges, Slaters have become one of the most diverse shopping destinations for men. 

David Gandy’s essential wedding wear

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WEDDING season has arrived and a luxury men’s brand has the perfect range of statement socks, to complement a range of styles, this season.

The London Sock Company are offering a bespoke wedding service for their elegant and colourful products, ensuring the groom looks his best from head to toe.

Customers can personalise their socks, using the specialist embroidery package, adding their initials, the special date, or whatever takes their fancy, so they’ll have a lasting memento of the big day.

Everything you need to know about dressing your groomsmen

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Dressing the groomsmen could potentially become one of the biggest tasks of planning your wedding, whether you’re a groom trying to get your fellow men in line, or you’re a bride trying to organise everything, Slaters are here to help. 

Slaters are a menswear retailer and formal hire service with over 40 years retail experience, so you can be assured that you’re in safe hands with us. 

We love a wedding, and truly believe that the modern man cares as much about the way him and his party will be dressed, as much as the ladies do, so we’ve got an extensive array of suits and traditional highland wear that can be either purchased or hired. 

So, what are your options when it comes to dressing the Grooms party?

Buying

Men are ditching the 'hire' option and going for a suit they can wear again and again

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Britain’s biggest independent menswear brand with stockists across the UK has reported a spike in sales of lounge suits as grooms ditch something borrowed for something blue (to keep) when it comes to their wedding outfit.

Now determined to enjoy the wedding shopping experience as much as the bride-to-be, men are steering away from hired top hat and tails and choosing to buy sharply tailored suits instead with vivid blues the favoured colour.

Douglas​ said more grooms were investing in a suit they could keep with many also treating their best men and ushers to their own suits as gifts for helping out on their big day.

Dress to Impress this World Chocolate Day

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Chocolate isn’t just for table favours on your big day, dress to impress in the perfect shade of brown. Slaters are a family run menswear retailers and formal hire service with 25 stores across the UK. We love a wedding, and we love making you look dapper for the special day even more.

We’ve got a lot of cool suits, in every colour and style you could want, but we can’t help but think that brown suits are so underrated.

 

We’re going to show you how to showcase your style down the aisle. 

 

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Style 1 – Tweed

Everything you need to know about ordering a tailored wedding suit

Everything you need to know about ordering a tailored wedding suite, Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería - licence

 

Finding the perfect suit for your big day can be a tough task, especially when faced with the huge range of styles and colours available at retail and specialist stores. Many people look to the high street for their suits, but the hours of trekking around can often prove fruitless due to limited design ranges and one-size-fits-all cuts that just don’t quite match your build.

If this sounds familiar, then it might be time you considered investing your time and money into a tailored suit that will give you a lot more freedom in your design and fitting choices.

Read on to find out how to you should go about ordering a customised suit that will help you to look great and feel comfortable when the time comes to exchange your vows.

2016 trends in Bridal and Groomswear 

2016 trends in Bridal and Groomswear Honey Back wedding dress, Maria Morris Couture, Cheadle

Low backs with intricate detailing

Stunning backs are an ever growing trend in modern wedding gowns. With your back turned to your guests for most of the wedding, brides love to have an intricate and beautiful design to accentuate the back as well as the front, wowing both their guests and their future partner.

Knutsford Wedding Gallery, Cheshire say “The trends for 2016 are heading towards stunning low backs, either sheer with delicate detailing or completely backless, allowing for beautiful elegance with a sense of drama”

Lace with a modern twist

6 winning wedding looks to ensure the groom looks his best

6 winning wedding looks to ensure the groom looks his best

Most women have been planning their wedding day since they were old enough to pretend to walk down the aisle.

Over the years, they will have considered the types of flowers they will be carrying, whether or not the wedding will take place in a church, a big country house or a castle. They will know if they want a big family wedding, or if they will be heading somewhere special with a few family members. They will know if they want to get married in spring, summer, autumn or winter and can describe The Dress in minute detail.

Groom’s suit should complement the colour scheme

Slate Tailcoat Group, Groom’s suit should complement the colour scheme

As the excitement around your big day begins to mount, the endless tasks and boxes to tick can mean that some important aspects of the day are at risk of being neglected. Whilst there’s probably been countless hours spent selecting the perfect wedding dress, arranging the seating plan and choosing romantic floral displays, the groom’s outfit is often at risk of being given slightly less time and attention.

Whilst it might not be as big a talking point as the dress (many assume a suit is simply a suit), the groom’s suit should complement the colour scheme and the feel of the day perfectly, and careful thought should be given - not only to the groom’s attire - but to that of his party as well.

Brief insight into tartan classic

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Following news that tradition of Scottish Highland wear is continuing to transcend the border and grow in popularity all around the UK, the experts at Young’s Hire are here to give you a brief insight into the tartan classic.

When it comes to special occasions and getting formal, traditional highland wear has always been seen as a statement of true Scottish identity. However, with the style being as popular as ever, Young’s Hire, the UK’s largest independent men’s formalwear supplier examines the Scottish style.