Groomswear trends for the season ahead include new suit options, romantic and rugged shirts for destination wedding and honeymoon style, plus perfect gifts for the groom
Groomswear is going through a quiet but sartorially bold upgrade. Just as brides have more options than ever, so too grooms, who can now go for any style from formal to relaxed. Wedding location plays a huge part in outfitting decisions, but so too does personal style. No rules is the new rule, but here are some of the latest options for glamour on the day.
Legendary menswear name Gieves & Hawkes relaunched its made-to-measure tailoring last spring, with ultra-precise measuring and fitting. There are suits here for every style of smart wedding – whether you are after tails, white tux, classic DJ or something more colourful. The service means you have a unique fitting block and up to 35 measurements. Fabrics are exclusive and 95 per cent are made here, so you will be carrying on the fine tradition of UK tailoring. You’ll find the service at its Savile Row HQ and regional stores. gievesandhawkes.com
Trunk is London and Zurich label created by Mats Klingberg. The collection is designed with travel in mind and aims to transcend the vagaries of the seasons with a curated collection of wardrobe essentials. It includes pieces that are great for honeymoon and can also be worn afterwards for business travel. Others are smart enough for guests or groom at a destination wedding. Montagu cotton twill jacket, £590. Montagu cotton twill trousers, £185; trunkclothiers.com
Do you have to wear a formal shirt and tie at your wedding? We think there are some great options for the more laidback look from Turnbull & Asser. Its new linen collection is smart and a cool choice for warm-weather weddings. Turnbull & Asser’s linen collection, £215; turnbullandasser.co.uk
Rock star cool
If you are more of a retro romantic, check out Turnbull & Asser’s silk collection, inspired by its 1960s and ‘70s heyday when rock royalty (including Mick Jagger) would beat a path to its Jermyn Street store to up their stage presence with dandy style. These are truly glamorous shirts – a tie is optional – and you can also have them bespoke or made-to-measure if you wish. Silk shirts for rock-star cool, from £395; turnbullandasser.co.uk
Cufflinks are a traditional gift for grooms, but the last thing they should be is dull. We love the Alice Made This Magpie collections for authentic British craft and traditional patina techniques. This design is inspired by the rich hues found in a magpie’s wing. Bayley Sage Patina, £195; alicemadethis.com
Cufflinks add a pop of colour that can help elevate dark and formal suits into something more personal (also a great way to tie in to wedding colours). Kiki McDonough has some beautiful keepsake designs, hand-painted with enamel on gold-plated silver and featuring intense blues and greens. Essadore enamel cufflinks, £250; kiki.co.uk
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