HERE COMES THE GROOM
HOW TO ACHIEVE DAPPER WEDDING STYLE
In the height of the wedding season, we talk to head tailor, Ian Roper about the style dilemmas facing a groom today. Just as the dress has always been a key part of the wedding plan for the Bride; for the modern groom, there is also a pressure to look their very best. Roper says: ‘We are receiving an increasing amount of requests from grooms-to-be for unique bespoke wedding suits ...they see the wedding day as an opportunity to invest in something special for themselves.’
Dependant on the location of the wedding, there is a growing popularity in broken suits for overseas weddings with a tailored jacket with light chinos or mixed fabrics, checked jackets with plain waistcoats. There is also a trend for the groom’s party to be dressed in a similar style of suit to the leading man, but with a subtle twist. The groom would perhaps choose a contrasting waistcoat - windowpane checks are popular for adding a bold pattern into the mix.
One of the joys in ordering a custom-made suit is the ability to select all of the details from the shape to the fabric, buttons and colour of thread. The suit can be literally customised to create a totally individual look that is very personal to the groom. Roper goes on to say: ‘This season we have seen lots of elegant and formal styling in plain and dark shades with evening styles as well as daytime suits. My main tip to all my grooms is that Confidence is key: choose a colour and style that you are comfortable with and you will own your look and win the day!’
Images from Eva Tarnok Photography