It can sometimes seem as though when it comes to weddings men are often left with little choice when it comes to the groom’s attire. This is usually down to the same typical choices being available for both the groom and the male guests. This usually ranges between a two-piece or three-piece suit, a tie, and maybe a pocket square if they fancy pushing the boat out a bit! However, there are a number of alternatives to the typical wedding day outfit choices – so let’s discuss!
Smart Casual – Groom’s Attire
Often, when it comes to the wedding day – we tell the bride that they should look and feel like themselves on the wedding day as it is the best version of their self. For instance, if they don’t usually overdo with their make-up then they shouldn’t have to do so on the wedding. So why not have this rule the same for grooms or male guests? If they don’t usually dress smartly or extravagantly, it should be acceptable to do the same on a wedding day. This opens up a number of possibilities. The classic smart casual outfit is usually a blazer with a pair of jeans. But the men could choose to go outside the box a bit more and follow the sports luxe trend by going with a black bomber jacket over the top of a white shirt with a pair of grey trousers.
Tweed – Groom’s Attire
The tweed look is a timeless fashion statement and one that can be perfect for a real gentlemanly look at a wedding. The cut of a lot of tweed blazers and waistcoats now means they look exceedingly modish and can easily fit with any top wedding outfit, be it for the groom or a guest. You can also choose to just use splashes of tweed with your outfit – with a scarf or a flat cap that go with the same colour theme of your outfit.
Add Some Colour and Accessories
With the vast majority of male wedding outfits, we often see the 3 standard colours of black, navy and grey. Most men rarely venture out in to different colours, but there is often good reason for this, as brightly coloured suits can sometimes look slightly silly. But you can still include some colour to your outfit via some accessories. This can be done by wearing some coloured socks that are part of the same colour family of your shirt or tie (e.g different shades of purple) or you can wear some braces under your blazer, with the other option being a tie and pocket square that complement each other’s design or colour.
Take a Trip Back Through the Era’s
This is a trend which has become more popular through the emergence of television shows and films which have been set in the past. With Cillian Murphy and Leanardo Di Caprio looking remarkably dapper in The Peaky Blinders and The Great Gatsby, it has encouraged a lot of men to bring this trend into the 21st century. This is done with 3 piece suits with thicker lapels on the blazer and waistcoat, as well as thick multi-toned brogues and even a top hat. If you wanting to create a theme with the groomsmen, this really is a perfect alternative to the usual wedding outfits.