GET SMART

W-day style ideas for the usu­ally ca­sual groom

You and Your Wedding - - Contents -

SMOOTH OP­ER­A­TOR

Din­ner jack­ets are a great equaliser – all the lads can look good whether they buy or hire. If the two of you are go­ing to a few wed­dings in the next few years, it may well be worth in­vest­ing in. If he kicks up a fuss at the ex­pense, sim­ply pose the ques­tion: “Would James Bond cut the same dash with his Mar­tini in a track­suit?”

PUTTING ON THE TOP HAT

You don’t have to be walk­ing down a cathe­dral aisle to wear this; just re­mem­ber, a top hat should be only worn out­side, car­ried in­side and should al­ways be worn flat to the head (so he should be able to bal­ance a pint on top!).

LOUNGE LIZARD

Smart, and easy for the suit­pho­bic, the lounge suit is the least for­mal op­tion to wear. Go­ing for a colour theme? Blue has been big in menswear for some time, but grey is mak­ing a return; co-or­di­nate shirts with ties or bow ties to bring the look to­gether.

MINI ME

You can dress your page­boys in all the looks men­tioned. How­ever, while a top hat on a tod­dler for a fun pic­ture is cool, it may be hard for a four-year-old to wear for the whole day!

Stain­less steel watch, £350, Hugo Boss White scarf, £250, Brooks Brothers Striped tie, £56.80, Forzieri Black brogues, £185, Barker Vel­vet loafers, £360, Brooks Brothers Bow tie, £125, Thom Sweeney Leather watch, £495, Christopher Ward White shirt, £125, Gieves & Hawkes Di­nosaur cu nks, from £125, Alexis Dove Navy tie, £45, Richard James Gold and black watch, £650, Ray­mond Weil

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