Dressed to Impress: Mens Suits
By Maygen Brockway
Choosing the correct fashion for a wedding can be quite difficult for a guy, especially if you’re the groom. We all know that moment—the guests rise as the beautiful bride walks down the aisle, every eye catching her beauty. At this moment, she’s focused on her groom who is standing at the end of the aisle. He’ll straighten his tie and pull down the ends of his jacket—all to make his appearance perfect for the woman he loves.
Whether you’re the groom or a guest, deciding what’s appropriate to wear to a wedding can be challenging.
The trends in men’s fashion include blue suits, bold colors, and ankle length pants. A blue suit should be a staple for any gentleman’s closet because it’s sure to match any color combination or pattern. It can be worn for multiple occasions. A common selection for a wedding or formal event is a black suit rented from the nearest shop, which, depending on the event, may be a fine choice. The traditional off-the-hanger rental shop only uses half a dozen measurements to fit a man. However, a great way to ensure the groom or male attendee will look extra sharp is to go with a custom piece. Trapper Roderick, owner of True Gentleman suits in Northern Utah, says his company uses twenty-eight measurements to ensure the best fit for their clients. Most brides request a well-fitted suit for their groom, so the additional twenty plus measurements really provide a tailored look perfect for the wedding day.
In addition to a great fit, most brides request the incorporation of their colors into the groom’s suit. Unfortunately, not all men embrace the idea of a bright pink vest or a purple tie. The flexibility of a custom piece allows men to implement those color requests through a bold thread on the lapel of their collar, or to alter the thread of a button hole on the cuff of their sleeve. Since bold colors are in, try personalizing the suit with colors and patterns in the shirts, buttons, or socks. Matching the thread to a tie or to a pair of socks can really enhance any gentleman’s appearance. Plus, socks are a fantastic way to sneak in colors and patterns, especially with the trend of ankle length pants. This style allows a great “peek-a-boo” of color and personality! A distinct detail of True Gentleman suits is the wedding date on the underside of the groom’s lapel. These hints of color and attention to detail will pop in all the photographs and display a winning style.
For over a year, True Gentleman has been crafting custom men’s suits. Roderick believes every man should have a well-fitted suit because no man should be forgotten on the day of his wedding. His company’s goal is to change the way men dress because when a man looks good, he should look amazing. Incorporating these fashion tips for a wedding will enhance any groom or male attendee’s look.
Design & Suits- True Gentleman
Photography- M. Felt Photography
Hair- Sarah Boling @ Lunatic Fringe