Grooms - We are talking about YOUR attire


Wedding day fashion isn’t just for the ladies anymore. Male members of the bridal party can now ditch the simple, monochromatic vest and tie combination in favor of a more exciting, out-of-the-box ensemble. Here are three menswear trends that you need to see: Subtle Patterns | Patterned vest and tie combinations are a great way to mix your attire up without committing to anything too extreme. Patterned menswear draws the eye to the handsome groomsmen, without taking attention away from the bride.VestBold Prints | This trend is for those men who aren’t afraid to make a statement. Bold prints in colors that complement the wedding décor will really stand out in wedding photos!


 Printed Shirts | This is another great way to subtly accessorize a wedding day tuxedo. A printed shirt is fashionably adventurous without being too loud. Paired with a plain vest and tie combo, this look is perfectly demure.Printed Shirt

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Say Cheese!


The Picture Dilemma

 The Problem: It’s the middle of July. You have been waiting for 45 minutes and now you are finishing the last of the roasted chicken and green beans. You sit in a hot, crowded room with 130 other wedding guests waiting for one of your best friends and her husband to finally finish the pictures and walk through the door. While this scenario is annoying, it can be avoided.
The Plan: Many engaged couples are planning their pictures before the ceremony; this cuts down on the wait time after the ceremony ends. Your guests have come to spend this special day with you; don’t make them wait forever to congratulate you.
If you are planning on having a meal at your wedding, this is an option you might want to consider. You have spent so much time and money preparing for this special day. Take time and enjoy it!


Insuring the Tuxedo Fits


Men who own their tuxedos have no doubt had the suits fitted by a professional tailor.  However, rental formalwear specialists outfit most wedding parties.  To insure a good fit for members of the wedding party, it is important to choose a reputable formalwear dealer and to work closely with the specialist to insure that the style of tuxedo chosen for grooms and their parties will make all the men look their best as well as coordinate with the bride’s party. Once the style is chosen the groom and the best man should take an active role in insuring that all male members of the wedding party get in to be fitted well in advance of the wedding date.  While formalwear specialists will take the measurements they require, it is helpful if the groom and/or best man accompany any members of the party coming in to be sized.

A little basic knowledge about sizing men’s suits will help this process proceed more smoothly.  When trying on sample sized, pay attention to these guidelines.

Jackets – A man should be able to fit his hand between his chest and the front of the jacket when it is buttoned.  Back vent(s) should lie flat.  The coat should allow free movement of the arms.  Armholes should not be snug.  It should fasten easily and not bind.  It should fall smoothly across the back and should not bunch up across the shoulders when the arms move forward.

Jacket Length – for most standard jackets, the bottom of the jacket should reach the curl of the fingers when the arms are held straight down at the sides.  This allows the shirt cuff to show to 1 inch.

Trousers – should sit at the waist and fit the waist allowing the width of one finger inside the waistband.  Trousers are hemmed so that they barely break as they rest on top of the shoes.  They should fall smoothly in the back to just the top of the heel of the shoe.  Most formal trousers are not cuffed.

Vests – should button comfortably across the chest.  Vest buttons should line up with the front of the jacket and overlap the waist band on the trousers.

While many men may fuss about having to wear formal clothes, the truth is men look fabulous in well-tailored/fitted tuxedos.  Being cooperative at the fitting to determine size and being prompt to try on the rented package so that there is time for any needed adjustments to be made are at the top of the list of “must do” for any member of the groom’s party.