Your groomsman’s fashion skills might be as poor as you, but he has come all the way just to choose the best men’s wedding dress, rented a tuxedo and even conjured the nicest toast he can ever think for you. This man has walked an extra mile just for you- he definitely needs a gift that is well thought of by you. Perhaps it’s time for you to recognize his efforts, after all he did everything for you through all these years. Continue reading
Your sense in style as a groom might not be one of the many reasons why your other half chose you, but that should never be an excuse for you not to stress on choosing the best wedding suit on your special day. Here at Modlines, we shall teach you some crucial tips on your wedding.
Why Ever Bother? Why Vintage Wedding Suits?
You have to remember that the wedding isn’t just a ceremony. We know that you feel it is special for both of you. But even if you are a guy and you don’t have the natural inclination to spend much time on the men’s suits that you wear, we still think that you should still do your best to be as intricate as possible on this occasion. Why? Because your wedding day is the time that you exchange your vow with your other half- a symbolic show and culmination of commitment that both of you have shared for the past years. It is the start of a much deeper relationship and you ought to give much respect not just to your wife but to her parents, friends and all other people who have invested their emotion and trust towards you. It isn’t just all about respecting the event- it is all about feeling the heavy responsibility that you are going to go through and with it comes an opportunity for you to show perhaps how eager you are to give your all in that responsibility and commitment.
And after all, your children and grandchildren would later see your wedding photos- wouldn’t you want to really make them feel how committed you were by that moment by going all your way just to choose a special wedding suit?
But when it comes to commitments and show of the degree of responsibility, nothing beats vintage wedding suits. Vintage suits symbolize deep respect and formality as our history suggests. It represents how your commitment transcends beyond time. Vintage suits carry with them a message that your commitment is just like the style of your suit- something that never fades and out of context even if decades of changes pass by both of you.
It’s All about the Measurements
The next thing that you have to consider as a groom is to look sharp and smart in your wedding. The key towards achieving that is for you to suit up with something that fits well with your body. If you are tall and thin then you wouldn’t have a problem with this since almost all men’s suits are well made for this frame. If you are however a bit bulkier, then a double-breasted one will add bulk to your suit. You also need to choose dark colored suits that will slim you down. If you are a bit short, then choose a three-button jacket or something that has a low-button in order to provide the illusion of you being a bit taller.
I addition, here are some of the things that you also have to look for in your 3-piece suit:
- Your jacket sleeve should be at your wrist bone. And a quarter inch to even half of an inch should be exposed in the shirt cuff right below the sleeve.
- The bottom of the jacket should never completely cover the butt.
- Your collar should not have any gaps or bulges plus you should feel comfortable with it and not too tight.
- You pants should not be too long nor too short. You can test this out by constantly sitting and then standing. If you feel that it is too tight if you sit, then you better choose another one.
It’s that time of the year again when floodgates of wedding photos open up in Pinterest and your news feed gets constant streams of wedding plans and engagements from our friends. Vintage wedding suits are again a hot trend nowadays. Or, perhaps it is you who is getting married in the coming days or months. Statistics show that it is on the middle quarter of the year that the bulk of wedding ceremonies often happens.
Talking about statistics, weddings should of course be less of figures and more of memories and style. Given that idea, let’s talk about a wedding style that has been obviously the trend in the past but is steadily gaining momentum and traction in today’s style trends- Vintage Style Wedding.
3 piece suits are a common site as a vintage groom attire nowadays. But perhaps, finding men’s suits online isn’t that easy. How do you choose the one you’ll wear then in line with the true spirit of a vintage style wedding? Continue reading
A woman’s wedding dress is classic, beautiful, and typically, worn only once. Many bridesmaids never wear their dresses again, either, whether because they have no use for such a formal dress or because they don’t agree with the bride’s style.Men’s wedding apparel, on the other hand, doesn’t have to be something that is only worn once and never again. Instead, consider choosing a suit or tux that will be, not a one-day investment, but a formal garment that you will wear again and again.
Choose a suit that matches your usual style when selecting your wedding suit. Sure, your bride may think it’s lovely to have you and all of the groomsmen standing at the front in suits that perfectly match the bridesmaids’ dresses; but by choosing a suit in a style that you love, you’ll be more likely to wear it again in the future.
Classic black is always a good choice. Want to look your dashing best? Don’t be afraid to lean on your bride to choose black. You can always match your vest to whatever the bridesmaids are wearing.
By buying your own suit, you’re getting a more appealing look. Borrowed tuxes and suits, even those rented from a professional establishment, never fit quite as well as one that has been tailored specifically for you.
Choose a fine fabric that will hold up well. A good tailor can do a lot with a well-chosen fabric–even if you have to pay alittle bit more for it.
If you do choose grey or white, be aware that they are more classically wedding attire. Grey and white tuxedos and suits are rarely worn for occasions other than weddings, while black, charcoal grey, and navy are more commonly found in many other situations, as well.
By choosing a suit or tux that you will wear again and again, you make an economical choice that will make you smile as you remember the occasion the suit was chosen for: the happiest day of your life. Choose a suit or tux that you will love; wear it often; and let your bride see that special smile that will always let her know what you’re thinking of.
Good news for the world of men’s retro suiting: the fashion giants participating in the 2015 Fashion Week in New York City offered the retro look more than just a hat tip, with David Hart’s collection featuring suits in mod colors and Louis Castro featuring the retro athletic look.
The reasons behind the current flux in men’s suiting that’s been leading to experimentation in vintage, retro, and mod stylesare complicated, and have been outlined well in a recent post-Fashion Week article in the Wall Street Journal:
As men’s fashion houses try to build on the momentum from last month’s shows, their industry is in a moment ofupheaval… Newer men’s labels are emerging. Older labels are updating styles, and designers known for women’s fashion now are devoting more resources to men’s lines that were long viewed as afterthoughts. The increased competition means even quieter, more traditional sartorial brands have to try to grab attention (WSJ)
Whatever the root causes for the change, the fact that top designers have begun to experiment with the retro look can only mean good things for the world of men’s retro suiting.
Of course, nobody would expect you to actually keep up with current runway trends, many of which are patently ridiculous. But the trickle-down influence of runway shows on everyday styles, and by extension on wedding suit styles, can’t bedenied.
That’s why we’re excited to see the retro look getting serious attention. At ModLines, our commitment to provide unique, affordable, and high-quality vintage and retro suits, ties, and accessories means that you won’t have to pay runway prices to suit up in fine style.
Wedding photographer Tyler Rye recently shared a lovely desert wedding inspiration shoot on his blog that was also published in Southern Utah Bride Magazine. The groom made a striking impression in a jacket by ModLines. The Cordifornia design beautifully complemented the desert backdrop and made for a particularly memorable element of this shoot.
The Monkey Suit Vintage original demonstrates yet again the versatility of an individualistic and high quality suit. The deep coffee color fits in perfectly with a desert’s natural palette. And the corduroy material can’t help but seem like an excellent choice of fabric- its smooth yet rustic feel juxtaposed with a desert’s often rough terrain and features, and at the same time matching the down-to-earth luxury of the day.
The jacket’s slim fit cut with a modern length makes for a complexity that’s timeless. The look is classic, with several gentlemanly touches, such as the buttons on the cuffs. As you’ve come to expect from ModLines, however, it’s not at all stuffy, and is easily adaptable to one’s own sense of style.
Take a look at this inspiration shoot, and it’s clear that the groom’s wedding attire is consistent with all the other expressive elements of the day. The Cordifornia suit, as well as the wide selection of others we have available, would outfit the groom and/or groomsmen superbly for a variety of wedding themes.
ABC News Lifestyle has an article on trend predictions for 2015 weddings, and reports that experts say that rustic weddings are on the rise. For yours, why not put your handsome look together with the help of ModLines? You’ll be all set for your special day- at the lake, woods, lodge, mountaintop, desert…wherever!
As more and more people decide on less traditional settings for their weddings, an outdoor wedding in the woods has grown in popularity over the years. Usually set on beautiful camping grounds, lodges, or open woods, these venues provide a perfect, romantic backdrop to some wonderful decorating trends. Here are 6 of some of our favorite woodsy wedding trendsthat will help you recreate your own midsummer night’s dream.
- Fairy lights and candles. Fairy lights in white, yellow, and pale blue tints can give the wedding venue the perfect woodsy atmosphere, especially for a reception outside. Wrapped around trees, trellises, or tents, these lights can easily be paired with larger paper lantern lights for visibility and decor. They also go well with carefully set candle lights on table wreaths for great romantic lighting for an ethereal effect.
- A “Family Tree.” A tree decorated with portraits of family and friends can add a personal touch that promotes unity among the married families. Small photos hung in wooden frames can add an elegant yet rustic look. Attendees can even enhance the tree using a Polaroid photo booth, where family and friends can hang their own instant pictures on the tree itself.
- Coffee and tea bars. There’s something rustic and homey about coffee that lends itself well to woodland scents. A coffee bar fitted with pour-over Chemex brews or French presses–both just utilizing hot water–reduces the amount of technology at the bar that fits well with the woodsy, natural feel. Loose leaf tea brewed in glass tea kettles also add beautiful, rustic looks to the table.
- Natural, eclectic seating. Seating trends are moving towards natural pieces, such as wood-backed seats and long, rectangular tables for grouped seating. In addition, you might not see the same pieces replicated at every table: plates can be mixed and matched, glassware can all be different–the eclectic look gives a sense of fun and spontaneity perfect for a woodland party. To give a sense of unity, tablecloths, centerpieces, or floral tresses backing the chairs can be identical or similar in a shared color palette.
- Reclaimed wood pieces all around. A hot trend in weddings involve integrating tree cross-cuts as a natural, woody motif. Tree limb coasters or placemats are popular, as well as tree stumps initialed with the couple’s names or heartsare used as a decorative element. A cross-cut limb can also be used as a cake stand, and a hollowed out log can hold a glass vase for beautiful flower bouquets to be set around the venue.
- Natural and textured fabrics. Bring in nature through clothing and fabrics to match up with the rest of the setting. For men, a tweed or corduroy piece suit can blend in with the woodsy palette due to their natural colors and textures. Or, a light worsted wool suit can also be matched to fit the theme.
A woodsy-inspired wedding holds a lot of natural potential for a beautiful wedding. Consider these 5 ideas for your natural setting, or see some more ideas.
There are a lot of do’s and don’ts for suspender use, and some reasons they have staying power, literally. First suspenders should not be worn with a belt because it just looks bad and is a fashion faux pas. Second suspenders should be worn with fitted pants, they shouldn’t be too loose in order to keep a crisp look. Third it is important to adjust the suspenders so the pants are not too high or too low. Keep your pants between your hips and navel.
1. Suspenders add a unique style, whether you are going for a rustic, bohemian or woodsy look, suspenders can help you achieve that. Also adding a bow-tie which is trending right now adds a lot of interest to the style.
2. Suspenders are one size and can be easily adjusted. Belts get worn out and warped and only fit one size. Suspenders offer value in they’re durability and versatility.
3. Suspenders add comfort and support for your back. They support your posture by causing you to stand more erect. I have found that I am more aware of how I am standing and sitting while wearing suspenders.
4. The patterns, styles and materials for suspenders are endless. Whether it be leather, or tweed, canvass or elastic. Suspenders offer a great need in fashion.
If you are ready to stand out, then suspenders are definitely for you. Wearing them properly can help you make the right statement.
Most brides and groom spend a great deal of time, energy and sometimes their own money to find a great wedding photographer. Everyone wants fantastic pictures. But it’s not all up to the wedding photographer! Even if you have a talented wedding photographer, if you don’t know how to pose for your portraits, it can make your pictures turn out less than optimal.
Now let’s take a moment and think– what is the first thing that people look at on another person’s face? If you instantly thought EYES, that’s right. The eyes really are the windows to the soul, and they are the most important representation of you. You can control the way your eyes represent you, and this is important because many times in pictures, people have a deer in the headlights look, which is not a representation of their true self, but there it is anyway, etched in posterity. Or women will often try to make their eyes look bigger for the photo (men too) by widening them. This does not help to turn out a natural and beautiful shot! We’ll show you what to do instead with the help of a genius YouTube video, and you can see our results below.
We discovered this YouTube trick from a man who takes photos of models for a living. This video is a little long, but it’s worth watching at least for the first few examples to truly understand why better pictures involve his technique. He coined the term “squinching”. And we’ve been using it ever since we heard it for our modeled photography. It works! Every good sqinch makes a great picture. When we forget to squinch…not so great.
This is different than squinting, as Peter Hurley will explain. This is really a pro tip, that’s why we’re passing it on to brides and grooms.
So, now that you’ve watched at least the first few minutes of the video to get some examples, we’ll show you our after squinch shot. Doesn’t it have a lot more interest?