Not your father’s wedding suit.

Written for Jackie Penner Events. To see the original article, click here.


I am the bearer of good news: the days of the stuffy, ill-fitting, wide-legged rental suit are over.
Gentlemen, you have choices! Now, more than ever before, you have a wider selection to choose from when it comes to colour, fabric, fit, and texture that you can pull off on the Big Day.
The bride and her ladies are going to have to share the spotlight because what’s trending in gentlemen’s wedding attire for 2017 will have the groom and his guys getting noticed.

 


 

Colour

The conventional black tux is taking a back seat. Of course, a tux may be appropriate for a more formal wedding and is always a timeless classic. But if you’re interested in something less predictable or a look that reflects your personality, why not rock some colour?

Blue is the new black. A royal blue for a spring/summer wedding or navy for fall/winter are great alternatives to the more traditional option.

Burgundy has become a popular accent colour in décor, florals, and bridesmaid dresses. This year, we’re seeing it in suiting as well. Bonus: this colour works well with virtually all skin tones so it’s an excellent choice for any groomsman.

Another unconventional colour for the dapper dudes is green. Whether it’s forest or emerald, green makes for a unique yet elegant suit choice, especially for fall.

If you want a traditional cut in a current colour, try a shawl-collar tuxedo in blue, burgundy, or green.

 

 


 

Pattern, Texture (or both) – done right.

Mixing prints, patterns, and textures can be a risky move but if you follow a few simple rules, you’ll be sure to stand out.

Make sure the fabrics and textures carry a similar weight – literally and visually. For example, mix a herringbone blazer with a tweed vest and velour bowtie in the colder months but avoid mixing these with any light or sheen fabrics like worsted wool, satin, or linen that you would typically wear in warmer weather.

You can mix patterns, like a window check and stripe, as long as they are in a similar colour family (like varying shades of blue or grey) or if the patterns are the same but different sizes (check on check).

 


 

Mismatching Suits

Another way to mix it up: have the gents in different suits.

We know suits can get quite pricey. By giving your guys the freedom to choose their own suit, they can spend as much as they’re comfortable with or wear something that they already have. This way they aren’t breaking the bank and they’re more likely to wear the suit again.

Important: make sure to keep consistency in colour, shirts and/or accessories in order to create somewhat of a unified look among the groomsmen.

 

Mismatched suits

 


 

Statement socks

Whether your guys are in matching or varying suits, a fun way to tie the looks of the groom and groomsmen together are by sporting some funky socks. Alternately, each guy can wear a different pair to reflect his personality. There are a lot of both subtle and statement options by Yo Sox and Hot Sox. Whether they like bacon, beer, or billiards, there’s a sock for any guy. Plus, this can be a fun and thoughtful gift to give your groomsmen.

 

Socks


 

Don’t forget… It’s all about the fit.

This is something that holds true with any and all menswear. The fit is one of, if not the most important thing when purchasing a suit. So on a day as important as your wedding, why opt for a poor fitting rental? A lot of grooms assume that renting is the cheapest option but you can buy a new suit for virtually the same price and I can guarantee it will be much more flattering.

So gentlemen, it’s your turn to step out and stand out on the Big Day.

 


 

Interested in sporting one of these trends on your wedding day? We can help. Contact us to get started.

THE C&H EXPERIENCE

Let’s get to know each other.

 


 

At Charles & Hunt we focus on you.

We’re determined to understand your style needs and preferences to give you

an exclusive personal shopping experience where you don’t have to lift a finger.

Ultimately, making more time for you to do the things you love.

 

It’s easy.

Start by filling out the 60-second style survey for us to better gauge what you’re looking for.

Next, have a complimentary consultation with your personal stylist to discuss your preferences, lifestyle, and budget to understand exactly what you’re looking for.

Finally, we hand-select items that fit your needs and you keep what works best.

 

No malls. No hassle. No stress.

 

For more information about our service and how to get your own personal stylist,

please contact our head stylist, Carla, or stop by the showroom for a chat – we promise you won’t regret it.

 

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the latest trends, tips, and style advice

that our stylists will share through our new Advice page.