New & Lingwood’s Product and Marketing Director, Simon Maloney, provides his top tips to gentlemen for the wedding season.
Evening Attire - An evening wedding calls for black tie. Opt for a classic black dinner jacket or a dark suit for a sophisticated and elegant look. Don’t forget a pocket square and tie, they’re a great way to add a personal touch or burst of colour.
Sartorial Flair - Stand out from the crowd and be brave this wedding season. For something less conventional, experiment with different colours and textures to showcase your personal flair and style –always make sure that the use of different scales of patterns complement one another rather than fight. Never wear more than three patterns together!
Dress Code Dilemma - When the invitation doesn’t specify a dress code, always opt for a sharp-yet understated look. The cocktail dress-code gives gentleman freedom to add personality, push the boundaries and encapsulate everything they admire in fashion while keeping it tasteful.
Summer Days and Warmer Climes - In warmer seasons or climates, you’d be best advised choose lighter weight fabrics for comfort. After all, you don’t want to look like you’re overheated and on the verge of collapse in the photos! Choose high-twist, tropical wools or linens, which are specifically made to keep you cool. Be it classic navy or cooler shades, a crisp shirt in white, pale blue, ivory or pink will set it off to perfection.
Keep it Traditional - Traditional weddings call for classic dressing and attention to detail. Guests should opt for a timeless three-piece day suit in navy or grey whilst the groom should be dressed in a more formal black tails, perhaps with grey trousers and a light waistcoat – pale blue or cream works well.