Tubby men, scruffy men, puny men, beefy men – when you put them in designer suits and swanky shoes, they all ooze sex appeal.
A good suit tailor is like an adroit diamond cutter who can turn raw stones into blinding gems that know no brilliance hitherto.
He knows your body – probably more than you do, and has the eye and knack to make you look a million bucks for just a fraction of the price.
For the clueless grooms, you are lucky to read this post as we are going to guide you how to suit up and stand out! Enjoy your read!
Which designs would you suggest for the different body types?
What is the suggestion for grooms who perspire easily?
Natural Materials like cotton, 100% pure light-weight wool and linen. A good suit should be made in fine-quality wool. For grooms who perspire easily, they should wear 100% cotton shirt underneath the jacket. They should also stick to just jacket and trousers, and no waistcoat.
Advice for grooms when they look for a tailor:
Please look for one that has a good reputation and follows the latest fashion trends.
Double-breasted vs Single-breasted
A single-breasted jacket is more commonly seen. It consists of just one row of buttons while a double-breasted coat bears two parallel sets of buttons. Men with a small frame should avoid double-breasted jackets as its bulky shape will make you appear shorter.
Unlike the single-breasted design, the double-breasted suit – which is suitable for formal weddings – must be buttoned up at all times to do justice the look. It can make grooms who melt easily under hot weather look and feel hot in the wrong way.
Portly men will look smart and chic when tucked into a double-breasted suit, as the extra layer of fabric and two rows of buttons across the front create an illusion of a flatter tummy.
Lapels are the two flaps of fabric that run from the collar down the front of a jacket. While they do not add inches to your height or chest line, they are an expression of your style, taste and personality. Lapels on a wedding suit jacket should have a buttonhole on the left to hold the boutonniere.
Notched lapels, also known as step lapels, are sewn to the collar at an angle to create a visual “step affect”. It is the most common style and often seen on business suits. This type of lapels lacks flair but is recommended for grooms who hope to reuse their wedding suit at the workplace.
Compared to notched lapels, peaked or pointed lapels are more flamboyant, with pointy flaps that extend beyond the jacket collar. Single-breasted, peaked lapel suit is pretty dressy, and yet suave and distinctive.
Shawl lapels, otherwise known as roll collar, are more toned down and feature smooth-curved flaps that appear informal. It is an excellent choice for short and stocky guys who want to create a more vertical line.
Shirt: Plain white, point collar shirts match easily with all jackets. You should choose a collar that is flattering to your face. For example, you can opt for a spread collar if you have a narrow face; or if you have a round face, you might want to consider a straight point collar. As a rule, never wear a button-down collar shirt with a double-breasted suit.
Belt, shoes, and socks: Your belt should be the same colour as your shoes. Black is usually a safe choice for both shoes and belt. Wingtips or shoes that feature a toe cap that spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, or other traditional lace-up shoes are recommended. Very importantly, your socks should match your pants.
Ties: Your tie should have subtle patterns and background colours to match the jacket. Bow tie is a classic and never goes out of style. It is suave, sophisticated and debonair and sets the groom apart from the entourage.