Over the last few months, we've all gotten more aware of how to navigate through the life in the pandemic.
While work and other activities are starting to resume, others are looking to unpause or finally start their wedding plans.
Having your suit done can be easy and tricky. While there are limited types (single-breasted, double-breasted, tuxedo and a few more), there are a number of options and considerations (wedding theme, cut, pattern, buttons) that make all the difference helping you look and feel like your best.
We've already made a guide that briefly tackles top considerations for a wedding suit. This time around, we'd like to show you a few examples to choose from or serve as your peg. In addition, we will cover why they work for weddings and what other adjustments we think might work.
1. Light-colored Suit in Casual Fabrics
We'd like to start out with a more adventurous suit to show how that suits don't have to equate to high formality, and that you don't have to be go for Craig Sager's funky designs to be creative and expressive. You'll see more of the classic Charcoal Suit and Tuxedos shortly, but here's one suit style we implore you to try.
A light-colored suit in a casual fabric (linen, seersucker or wool-silk-linen) is perfect for beach and garden weddings. The above suit comes is double breasted and in pinstripe patterns, which work together to balance out casual style and formality. For a more relaxed look, tone it down to a two-piece single-breasted suit in similar color and fabric, and perhaps do without the patterns.
2. Charcoal Suit
For something classic yet uncompromising in style, up a charcoal suit would be the go-to option. It makes for a great wedding suit as it can work with any theme and can be toned up or down in formality.
Those who are getting started in suits will find this quite a suitable investment as it is also appropriate for other events and business settings. Because it's highly wearable, a charcoal suit is also usually recommended as a first suit. We highly suggest that this come in worsted wool as it is a breathable and sturdy fabric. Pair the with a full canvas construction and you have yourself a suit that will last a lifetime.
Even if groomsmen and other guests may come in a charcoal suit, the groom can still shine on the big day with striking semi-wide lapels and a sharp cut as pictured above. Grooms can also differentiate in other ways such as having a different tie color and being the only one in a vest, but as far as the suit is concerned, the former make for eye catchers.
For those who are after a suits that are more event-exclusive or thematic, revisit the light-colored suit or scroll to the next).
Important note on color: No, not black. Black is supposedly reserved for funerals and tuxedos. If you're not a fan of charcoal, navy is an equally recommended color.
3. Colored Suit
Weddings may have a certain palette where neutrals are for most guests, while honored guests and celebrants wear specific colors and accents during the ceremony, dinner party, after party, or all of the above. Events like this call for a colored suit. This is enjoyable to conceptualize as it is meant to stand out. It not only highlights the wearer, but the overall craftsmanship of the suit.
Pictured above is a three-piece Single-Breasted suit in Yale Blue. While the color alone already makes the suit striking and more than appropriate for the theme that calls for it, the luster added by the fine wool fabric and the masculine lines of our house cut make this suit truly fit for the celebrant. The subtle herringbone pattern, vest and the lapel roll add more depth and life to the suit.
4. Patterned Suits
When given the opportunity to have a suit made without having to follow certain palettes or themes, some gentlemen prefer to experiment with patterns as the highlight of the suit. Grooms also tend to switch out to the colored or patterned suit for the reception and/or after party to retain some level of formality while enjoying the event in a more relaxed manner.
They key to making a good patterned suit is intention and emphasis. If you do want a patterned suit, let it be the first thing you notice. Select base colors that contrast to the pattern color.
Tuxedos are reserved for the most formal weddings and events, so we find it best to stick to black in the finest worsted wool. Patterns, patch and flap pockets are not recommended.
If there is anything you would like to switch up, we recommend opting for a semi-wide peak lapel. You'll typically find shawl lapels on Tuxedos, but the aforementioned looks more appropriate considering the formality of the event.
These are some of our recommended suits for weddings. We hope you now have ideas with regard to how you want your wedding suit to be like, whether you are attending as the groom or guest. For the former, we would like to send our congratulations and wish the best for your marriage. For the latter, we hope you get there someday!
Kidding aside, please know that we have an ongoing wedding special for grooms (and guests) who book 6 months ahead of schedule. Depending on the suit you are having made, we will be offering up to P10,000 off on your bespoke suit and a complimentary custom made shirt. Please check in with our fitting specialist when you book a free consultation.