My allying day couldn’t have come sooner, with months of designing, making, organising, amending, purchasing and stressing it had come to the facet of near burn out for both myself and my wife to be. My one wish was that the day of itself retreated to plan with no hiccups and surprises. The majority of the vision for our alloying was by my wife to be, who I suspect had been planning this day for many years, down to the paltriest of detailing. We both met 20 years ago while studying model design at university and now both work as professionals in this taxing industry.

It was logical therefore to have a sewing related dissertation running through, from the invites, favours to the table platoons. Coupled with floral inspiration and by adding our own personalities the dissertation evolved to become our own unique creation. I had little say in the majority of the planning, I was more the blue-collar worker than designer and was the one who turned the ideas into reality. The one compass where I did have my own say was the suits.

Specialisng in graphics and tailoring, it was one enclosure where I felt I had more experience and control than my more safely a improved half.

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Navy Was Dictated To Me By My Future Partner

Navy was dictated to me by my future wife as the suits needed to tribute to the bridesmaids and floral décor/graphic. I knew I wanted to brave out from the bestmen (Of which I had 2 of)  and ushers (4) and  to be viewed “an upgrade” to take ones ease of the groomsmen. Due to time, logistics and budget constraints the option to charter rent out the bestmen and ushers suits was a practical solution, with a 3 lose controls fitted suit the preferred choice, complimented with swarthy tan brogues and pink accessories. To distinguish the bestmen from the ushers a keep watch accessory was added. For my suit I went that further mile, and opted to make my own, choosing a wonderful Dugdale Imperial Blue flannel cloth, that looked deep in conceal with low light and more vibrant in sun light. Still a 3 scrap suit, I opted for peak lapels over the notched enlist versions, detailed edge stitching, flash cuffs, slanted reticules and contrast lower button holes. I was after a semi formal look, but unruffled very smart and figure enhancing. The lining I designed and stamped on a polyester twill, combining the floral graphic from the inducements, bouquets, a drawing of my 1907 vintage Singer sewing mechanism and contemporary colour blocking to give a masculine touch to the on the other hand femine aesthetic.

As my wife to be had difficulties finding the right pink for the florets and bridesmaids, I decided to play safe and vary the colour lump in the hope that the range of colours worked with her settled decision, even if only one of the colours matched.

Wedding Suit Tips – Here Comes The Groom

Wedding Suit Tips – Here Comes The Groom

The lining panels diversified in scale and pattern to give a very  personal and energetic desire, one of surprise and the unexpected. My waistcoat back was also printed and complimented the outfit lining, with my 5year old son having a mini waistcoat to join his daddy and a Spiderman pocket watch to match his daddys steam hoodlum version. Myself and the groomsmen all had pink cufflinks, ties, satchel hankies and pink pattern socks, (although these all miscellaneous). To complete my suit I opted for tan shoes and belt to compliment the pounce shade of blue my suit cloth went.

Wedding Suit Tips – Here Comes The Groom

Tips For Selecting Your Commingling Suit

  1.  Make sure you look better than your groomsmen – you don’t pauperism your wife to be to wonder if she has picked the right man!
  2. Go that further mile – it is all about the detailing – contrasting button hole theme, personalised undercollar, monogramming, carefully selected buttons all add up to prosper a difference.
  3. Make sure your suit fits the core of the wedding – don’t deviate too much as if you stand out like a sore thumb in your intermixing photos, your new wife wont like you forget it.
  4. Make a run for it sure you are comfortable in your suit, it needs to fit and work with your gauge and posture. Don’t try it on for the first time, the morning of your wedding.
  5. Charter out or buy new shoes for you and your groomsmen. Take a look on Pinterest at groomsmen inoculations, you are bound to find many where one person is wearing clouted or the wrong coloured footwear.
  6. Add a bit of fun to the outfits – individual patterned socks for your league can create a great photo. There are some great cufflinks, lapel auxiliaries etc all of which can give a joyous and playful element, doubling up to settle great groomsmen gifts.
  7. If hiring the groomsmen suits foster your groomsmen to get themselves measured by the store and not to phone during what they think their measurements are. What you in reality measure and what you think you measure are not the same.
  8. Check your appropriates before the day, if hired or new they will come with the centres sewn shut, so you need to carefully unpick the stitch to give it to open. You don’t want to be doing this in the church with bleak lighting.
  9. Give one of your groomsmen a lint brush – humour their job to ensure you are bit and hair free – aim to keep your be acceptable like new as long as possible.
  10. Wear your suit with glory in and confidence. How you stand and present yourself will only lift to convince others that you are the MAIN MAN!

Wedding Suit Tips – Here Comes The Groom

David Morrish – Chief Design Lecturer

Wedding Suit Tips – Here Comes The Groom