Although classic tuxedos never seem to go out of style, it’s usually the bride that makes the big decision about what the groom and the best man will wear on the wedding day. If your bride’s a true fashionista, use these highlights from the most recent collections to stay on top of these wedding fashion trends from the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York City.
Jack, Here’s You Beene. Geoffrey Beene has made waves for the last decades with stylish updates on classic designs that make the bride tingle and the bridesmaids jealous. Consider a simple, one button tuxedo that projects power and charisma. A slimming style, even for the groom with a few extra pounds, the understated elegance of long, sheer satin lapels complement a matching black tie and pocket square. If you’re sweating at the altar, it’s not the suit’s fault – Super 100’s pure wool keeps you comfortable in any weather. Designer: Geoffrey Beene. Available online from Discount Formalwear: http://www.DiscountFormalwear.com
Classic Gangster Chic. George Clooney
and Brad Pitt did more than entertain moviegoers in Ocean’s
Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve. The fashion designers
on those films relied on striking contrasts of color and
style to create a “Rat Pack” chic for our
own era. Designs by Seven Unlimited adds a dash of Dick
Tracy to that mix with his newest line of elegant and
daring tuxedos. Wrapped in long, pinstriped tails, the
groom and the groomsmen can inject some flair into the
occasion with brightly colored vests that match the bridesmaids’
gowns. Accented by pocket chains and Fedoras, the men
in your wedding party will look dashing – and a
little dangerous, too. Designer: Andrew Fezza. www.AfterSix.com/
seven_unlimited.html. Available online from FineTuxedos: www.FineTuxedos.com.
White Stripes at Your Wedding? The bride’s not the only one wearing white on many altars this season. The designers at Fubu can add a hip-hop appeal to your wedding day with the “White Stripe.” Alternating vertical lines of soft, Venetian fabric make a bold, elegant statement. The four-button, single breasted jacket looks quite sharp on taller grooms, especially when teamed up with a white shirt and a white satin tie. The most fashion-forward grooms can top off this look with a white Bowler or Fedora hat. If you’re not daring enough to pull off all-white, they make a more traditional black version just for you. Designer: Fubu. http://www.fubu.com. Available online from Discount Tuxedos: http://www.DiscountTuxedos.com.