SIMPLY THE BEST
THIS season’s stylish best man can choose from suits with long (not bow) ties, and waistcoats instead of cummerbunds. Increasingly, grooms are ordering cravat ties, non-pleated shirts, and three-button jackets, which gives a more modern look.
For a casual wedding, it’s cool to ditch the suits and have the groom, best man and ushers in blazers, matching something in their outfits, such as a pocket handkerchief or a tie, with the overall colour scheme.
And give the best man and ushers a gift that will add to their wedding day style but also be used again. Cufflinks can be personalised with initials, or for the banker, with pound signs, or the sports fan, a football or rugby ball.
It’s good to have the wedding party co-ordinated, but quite acceptable for the best man’s buttonhole to be different. An individual touch is to have each single usher’s buttonhole different, but matched with the bouquet of the bridesmaid he escorts. Decide each pairing by using different colours of the same flower, or different flowers in the same colour.