Fact: It’s not only the bride who gets wedding jitters! Grooms have their fair share of cold feet and wedding anxieties. Aside from anticipating “embarrassing” speeches from their family and friends, suit blunders can also add to the groom’s stresses on the day of the wedding. So, here are some helpful tips and rules to remember when choosing what’s the best style that will not only fit you but will also fit to the occasion.
1. Of course, the groom’s attire should coordinate with the bride’s wedding dress
When is the best time to show of the couple’s style than the wedding day itself? Make sure the suit or tux you will choose will work together with your bride’s style. Ask a style expert what’s the best combos that will work. If your bride is wearing a ball gown, a classic black tuxedo will match hers perfectly.
2. Your suit of tux should fit the style and feel of the wedding
Basically, when picking up a suit, you should consider the theme of your wedding. Is it traditional formal wedding? Vintage themed wedding? Rustic and chic inspired wedding? The bottom-line is, your attire should be appropriate to the venue and must go with the flow of the wedding’s theme. The time of the wedding should also be taken in consideration. Outdoor weddings can pass a bit more casual and light colored suits while an evening affair will call on a more formal and well-tailored suit.
3. It’s your body type that will direct the suit and not the other way around
There’s only one goal for this rule, it is to look sharp and snappy on your suit. The tuxedo or the suit should look good on your body frame and your body should be the one that will dictate the suit. If you’re tall or even a little short, there is always a perfect fit and style that will look good on you.
4. Accessories can make a big difference
Picking the right accessory can set you apart and will make you stand out – commanding an “I am the Groom” presence from the crowd. Complete your look by putting the finishing touches of special accessories with different style or color from the rest.
Even if your bride is the one who takes care of your wedding preparations, surely, you’re making your own research, right? Hope these tips/rules have helped you out! Otherwise, you can check out Parker & Schmidt Clothiers and let them take the stress from you of picking the fashionable and perfect suit that will make you stand out as the Groom from the sea of suits on your wedding day.
Talking to Michael Schmidt of award-winning Parker and Schmidt Clothiers was a real learning experience. Michael’s been in this family business for 12 years and really knows his stuff. Gleaning from his father, Michael started the business by going door to door and now is doing 40-50 weddings per month! Michael is a bilingual entrepreneur with an MBA and a great sense of style. You can purchase Parker and Schmidt Clothiers stunningly great looking products at very reasonable rates, which is an exceedingly better option than renting a tux or suit. Here are the results of our interview:
MRSter: What tips can you offer to achieve celebrity chic?
Michael: One button suits and tuxes with a shawl lapel (rounded edge in a continuous curve) are very much in vogue for formal occasions. Jacket and pants don’t need to match, but if you’re wearing a vest, it should match the pants. For a modern look, consider a jacket with elbow pads. Yup, that’s right. They are coming back! Open collars are an option for a less formal look. (Michael can help you customize your look so you can look trendy, yet comfortable you.)
MRSter: What styles should you avoid?
Michael: Peak lapels (lapel edges point up and toward the shoulder.) are trying to make a comeback, but it’s not going to happen. Stripped pants are definitely dated as are pleated shirts and cummerbunds. Polyester blends are not the best fabric choice and linen wrinkles like crazy.
MRSter: What are some practical designs for long days of looking your best?
Michael: Super 140s through 180s lightweight wool (refers to fineness) is the way to go.This fabric is quite comfortable, keeps you cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather and is resistant to soiling and wrinkling. We now carry non-iron cotton shirts in 23 colors with cuts from slim to traditional. Some have french cuffs. We get these overseas from a vendor that infuses the cotton with fabric softener during the manufacturing process.Also, proper tailoring is important for comfort as well as looks. You can have the finest suit or tux in the world and still look frumpy if is ill-fitted.
MRSter: Speaking of tailoring, there are quite a few women who opt for wearing a tux or a suit. Are their special techniques to tailoring a suit to fit a woman’s body?
Michael: Absolutely.We offer modern and hip styling and proper tailoring is of the utmost importance. Suit/tux alterations are a major aspect of our business, but a simple operation. For women, alterations are generally focused around the hips and front of the pants as well as the waist. We often remove the belt line, raise it and reattach it. The biggest issue in tailoring for women are shirts due to the smaller size of a woman’s neck. What we generally do is utilize two shirt sizes, removing the collar of each, swapping them, and re-attaching the collar to the smaller neck measurement. This allows for a perfect fit. By the way, suspenders and bow ties are definitely in and make for a fun experience. Also the trend is wearing Vans or Converse shoes – very popular!
Well, there you have it readers. Thank you, Michael! We appreciate your expert input (plus it was fun and interesting to chat with you).
Watch for Part Two of this topic featuring Kristy Alonzo of Kristy’s Artistry Design Team, coming up soon! Click here to read more..