The bride has a plethora of options for her dress, the colour, style, period, design, material, etc. For some reason, there’s this misconception that wedding menswear only allows a certain few options to dress sharp for their wedding. You see it all the time with the long jacket with Victorian Era tailcoats, the usual drab colours of grey and black. This is simply not very adventurous. The feeling is that if men veer off too far from the usual dress code that they won’t look like that prince charming their women has been dreaming of. Things have vastly changed in the world of male dress suit. The materials are sharper and less baggy, and the fit is perhaps the most important thing. The aim is to outline and bolster the shoulders, and the lining will then run down into a V-shape. The waist is going to be neatly snug, and the trousers are going to be aligned with the anatomy of the body, such as hips or pelvis, knees, shins and the heel. There are some things you should consider making a part of your groom suit that you might not have been aware of.
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Can’t find anything that fits
Well, of course, anything that you pick off the rack, will fit you, but it won’t at the same time. Some of your features may be supported and the outline of your body in that area, firmly emboldened. However, nothing you buy or rent from a store will truly compliment the portions and shape of your hips, arms, shoulder or legs in equal measure. The only possible way to get the best fit is to buy a tailor made a suit. Your measurements will be taken, to the absolute finite precision. You can talk with the expert tailor from Fielding and Nicholson about how you want to look in the suit. If you don’t want the arms to be tucked in tightly, closer to the armpit, you can communicate this. The same with the trousers; if you want something that is a little freer around the hip area, but snug around the legs, you can have this made specially.
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Is a waistcoat necessary?
A three-piece suit is very traditional, and in fact, harks back to the 20th century when the Victorian Era of fashion was overtaking the previous centuries of Georgian fashion. Men’s fashion was suddenly shunning the overly large clothing that was in style in Europe, which was intended to show status and wealth. The waistcoat came about by trying to get masculine features to stand out more, by snuggly fitting the stomach and bolstering the chest. However, in modern suits where the jacket is actually loose, the need for a waistcoat is slowly being cast aside. If you workout or simply feel comfortable with your body, then a waistcoat is purely additional. A great, pure white dress shirt, with stiff buttons and a design that encircles the lateral muscles of the back, and supports the shoulders, is more than enough. If you’re intending to wear the suit unbuttoned, there is little need for a three-piece suit.
You have a great choice between the traditional and the contemporary. Victorian Era, men’s fashion, is still relevant but is sometimes seen as a bit over the top. It’s perfectly smart to go to your wedding, with an unbuttoned jacket, as long as the dress shirt fits well and compliments your features in the suit.