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10 Rules of Wedding Suit Style for Grooms

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At WJ we know the men want to look as stylish as the brides on the big day, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to rules of wedding suit style for grooms…


If you’re not the kind of guy who’s used to wearing a suit on a daily basis, we have some very important (and potentially upsetting) news for you…

Brace yourselves.

When you put on your wedding tux, spin around and look in the mirror, you’re not going to be automatically transformed into James Bond.

Yes, we know – it’s a sad reality that we live in. But looking suave, sophisticated and slick in a suit takes a bit of work. It’s essential to adhere to a few style rules to get that perfectly fitted 007 look for when you go suit shopping.

10 Rules of Wedding Suit Style for Grooms

Rule # 1 Fit is king

Even the world’s most expensive suit will look bad if it’s hanging off your shoulders. Whether you are buying or hiring, get properly measured and ensure that the suit is altered to fit – short sleeves and high trouser kegs aren’t a good look my man.

Rule # 2 Be bold, not boring

The plain grey suit may be ‘traditional’ wedding wear but that doesn’t mean YOU have to wear it. It’s okay to show off your stylish side and make a statement with your suit.  Bright colours and garish prints are to be avoided though – we suggest a classic herringbone or glen plaid pattern in muted tones.

Rule # 3 Embrace the waistcoat

If you don’t already love them, we suggest that you fully embrace the waistcoat into your wedding day look.  Fair from being stuffy and old fashioned, the waistcoat is the ultimate accessory for the stylish groom. Cut close to the body and hemmed to the belt line, you’ll look slim and modern.

Rule # 4 When sitting…

Always unfasten your jacket buttons when you sit. No exceptions.

Rule # 5 Never….

Never fasten the bottom button of a double-breasted jacket (unless it has only a single row of buttons).

Rule # 6 Don’t go OTT

When it comes to accessories, less is more. A floral buttonhole, pocket square handkerchief and cufflinks should do the trick. Lose your big, bulky watch and any rings you would normally wear.

Rule # 7 Material matters

The difference between classic and cliché is often in the material. Wool, wool mix, cashmere mix, cotton, velvet…after budget, the material you choose should be dictated by the time of year and expected temperatures – there’s never a good time for polyester.

Rule # 8 The fist test    

When your jacket is buttoned you should be able to fit a fist between the cloth and your chest, no more, no less.

Rule # 9 Love your lining         

Lining is the sign of a quality suit. A good suit jacket will feature a fully-lined interior, and this is an easy way to add a flash of colour or reveal a little of your personality. Look out for statement stripes, vibrant hues and on-trend patterns.

Rule # 10 It’s all the detail

Look out for some or all of these details when choosing your suit:  a flower loop, hand stitched sleeve lining, hand finished interior pocket, vented pleat and a hidden pocket – the perfect storing place for those wedding bands!

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If you’re getting married and are looking for a premium quality, tailored Wedding Suits for Grooms & Groomsmen in Belfast , take a look at our brand-new directory!

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