A SERIES OF DON’TS FOR GROOMS AND WEDDING PARTY #1

This is a pet peeve for me, and unfortunately I see it all the time. I see it at weddings, at civic engagements and speeches, in churches, and in business. It is what I have come to call ‘yards around the ankle’. This is where the person doesn’t have one, or two breaks in his pant leg above his shoe, but something more like swaddling clothes around his ankles. It can seem like yards and yards of excessive fabric, and it completely ruins any finished look that the man might be close to achieving.

If you are a newbie at wearing suits, and I know many of our customers and readers are, and especially if you will be wearing a suit and standing up in front of any amount of people, ie groom, best man, or groomsmen, I urge you to take a look at the length of your pants and consider if you have yards around the ankle. This imagery will help you out.

You can’t tell but the guy on the left at the bottom is wearing one of our suits for a wedding style shoot. I think there was some error with him and the stylist and he went on and wore the super long pants anyway. This isn’t the best shot of the ‘yards around the ankle’ though it is bad here, you can’t see it clearly. I was too afraid to use real wedding shots, but just go on instagram and search #weddingparty – you’ll see a ton of yards around the ankle suits!

 

OUR PICKS FOR SUSPENDERS FOR GROOMS

Suspenders are on fire right now in weddings, for both groom and the entire wedding party. These can be worn under the wedding suit and when jacket is removed at the wedding reception, suspenders can really show off! Here are some awesome vintage style suspenders that add so much character and interest to the groom, best man, or the whole wedding party. Have you worn suspenders lately, or planning to put on for a wedding? If so, what are your favorite styles?

Wedding from Rustic Wedding Chic.

Earthy Wyoming Mens Suspender

Vintage attire for entire wedding party, Intimate Weddings.

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LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR FALL 2014 – CORD OR TWEED?

Would you get with this (vintage corduroy 3 piece suit)

or would you get with that (vintage tweed fleck 3 piece suit)

Which would you choose?

All comments within the next 24 hours will be rewarded with a 20% off coupon code which can be used on any current offering or our fall 2014 line which will include one of the above, in a custom vintage design with modern fit. We will also take your comments into consideration as we design a new suiting line.

 

TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD? THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION.

Let’s face it, whether you like them or not, beards are en vogue.

I think they look awesome, but I’m an indie loving type of girl anyway. And even in business, they can look pro if you keep your hair on your head cut shorter. What about for a wedding? Are you bearding up for your wedding, and if so, long beard or shorter, like our company owner? Share your pictures with us on Facebook or tag us on Twitter.

<—Here’s a picture of Matt with a sweet three piece tweed suit to go along with the face texture.