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A Bespoke Suit Guide for the husband to be

A bespoke suit guide for the husband to be

So you bought the ring, got down on one knee, and much to your relief, your future wife to be has accepted, and now you are busy planning the biggest day of your lives.

You have booked the venue, ordered the cake, decided on the flowers and now your lady now has the perfect dress, but what about your suit?

Sometimes the subject of the groom’s suit can be left on the backburner due to all the excitement surrounding the brides dress, but not anymore, as more and more men are following the trend of wanting to make sure they have a bespoke suit that exactly matches the planned colour scheme and style for the wedding. They also want to look just as good as the bride.

There are many options available, for making sure you are looking smart, and dapper on your big day. Here is an overview of the types of bespoke suits you can choose from:-

Italian suit

These are slim fitting suits with jackets made to fit. They are tight around the body, so are great for athletic and shorter framed men. If you are planning a very elegant affair, these suits have the wow factor.

The British Suit

A more traditional suit where the coat is either single or double breasted. They are usually made out of heavier fabric, so really good to keep the chill away if your wedding is during the winter.

The American suit

This suit is very similar to the British suit; however the jacket is baggier, so if you are of a large or stocky frame, this suit is your best bet.

Bespoke Grooms Suit A Bespoke Suit Guide for the husband to be

The Morning suit

A morning suit is one of the most popular suits for weddings. You will find this suit has a traditional black jacket with tails with grey striped trousers. If you are planning a more traditional wedding, then this option might be worth considering.

Whatever style of suit you decide upon, it is worth getting an opinion from family, friends and of course your significant other, as their feedback will be invaluable during this process that can appear pretty overwhelming at first. It is also a good idea to seek out recommended tailors and suit shops in your area by asking around. Once you have found one, they will be a priceless reference point for making sure you are looking your best, whatever the occasion.

Gentlemen of Bacongo

Gentlemen of Bacongo Gentlemen of Bacongo

A small suburb of Brazzaville in Congo has become an unlikely style capital, thanks to its dedicated followers of foppish fashion. Dressed to the nines in bowler hats and tailored suits, a group of cigar-wielding ‘sapeurs’ have been strutting their stuff through the shanty town – and on to the pages of a glossy new book, Gentlemen of Bacongo, by Italian photographer Daniele Tamagni. Le Sapeurs, as they’re called, wear pink suits and D&G belts while living in the slums. Whether it be spectacles or bow tie accessories are very important for the sapeur, setting him apart from the less sartorially savvy crowd.

King Henry VIII & The Last Button of a Waistcoat

King Henry VIII 150x150 King Henry VIII & The Last Button of a Waistcoat

Why do we leave the last button of a waistcoat undone? We can trace this back to King Henry VIII. It was considered a huge insult to Henry because he couldn’t see his toes, let alone fasten the bottom button of his waistcoat. His courtiers took it as a style ‘initiative’ and followed suit, hence it becoming ‘the’ way to button a waistcoat. It remains a point of style even today and most well dressed men will leave their bottom button undone.