The Groom’s Perfect Look
LIKE the bride, the groom too must look his best. That is from head to foot. But not too overpowering to outshine the bride. The secret would be a coordinated look for the couple that will cohere with the whole wedding’s theme. Little accents will clinch uniqueness and personal style.
The tuxedo or suit must be well tailored for a perfect fit and comfort allowing the groom to move. (Tuxedo’s have satin details on the lapel, buttons, side stripe on the pants and are for evening and more formal events; suits make use of the same material throughout, formal to casual and may be used at any time of the day.) Most importantly it must compliment one’s physique. Types. “The Modern Fit are the most popular, fashion forward and contemporary ones. Features of a slightly tapered silhouette, slimmer thighs and soft shoulders. It is used for a wide variety of body types; Slim Fit is a skinny fit and are edgy. Fits are very close to the body with a modern edge and sleek aesthetic. They are shorter in length; Traditional Fit has a classic style featuring a softer silhouette and generous cut with roomier shoulders, chest and sleeves. Pants are less fitted to the body and are for larger sized men.” -WeddingsInCleveland.com Colors. Usually are the classic black, navy and white. Grey, silver and earth colors depending on the venue and time of day. Deviating from the norm to suit your personal style will make a stand out. Polo shirts. Usually plain. Sometimes with pleats and folds. Accessories. A bow or a necktie. Most grooms go for a snugly fitting bow. One may be creative by deviating from a plain to a printed pattern in a mixed or matching color. The pocket-square. Adding details to coordinate with the wedding’s theme with flowers (boutonnière) or a hanky. Cuff. Usually kept simple in silver, gold or a personal choice for style. Shoes. Popular are the shades of brown. But the shoe color really goes with the type of suit. Black especially for tuxedos. White or some in stand out colors of silver, dark green and dark purple. Don’t forget to match a belt! Hairstyle. A new look will be nice. Therefore planning months ahead is very important. Trying a new hairstyle and giving time for your hair to grow back just in case you change your mind.
Above all these, the groom should take a responsible, active and participatory role in wedding planning. Always supporting the bride. It will always be great to do things together. And be on time especially on the day itself. Don’t keep your bride waiting! Cheers!