In this article, we cover 10 Suit Rules that will act as the groom’s guide to great style on your wedding day
When it comes to wedding preparations, the spotlight is invariably, and understandably, on the ladies’ outfits: what the bride and bridesmaids will wear. But please don’t neglect your groom and his band of merry men because they need to look the part on your wedding day too!
Here are 10 Suit Rules to make sure the groom turns up in tip-top shape on your big day:
Suit Rule 1
Your jacket fits properly if the seams hug your shoulders but you are still able to move your arms, chest and back. If you feel restricted, the fit isn’t right.
Suit Rule 2
Your jacket should be long enough to cover your pants zipper and butt. If it’s longer than that, it will look like a hand-me-down from a big brother, and if it’s shorter, it will look like you grew taller since your fitting.
Suit Rule 3
The side pockets on your trousers should lay flat against your legs. If your pants pockets bulge when you are standing, they are too tight.
Suit Rule 4
Your tie should just reach your waistband or the top of your belt buckle.
Suit Rule 5
If you are wearing a boutonniere, pin it securely on, or near, the lapel buttonhole.
Suit Rule 6
Your belt should be relatively narrow and the same colour as your shoes.
Suit Rule 7
If you opt to wear braces, skip the belt. Both are designed to hold your trousers up so you only need one. Plus it’s considered a fashion faux pas to wear both.
Suit Rule 8
If your jacket has more than one button, always leave the bottom one undone.
Suit Rule 9
Always unbutton your jacket before sitting down, or you risk ruining it.
Suit Rule 10
Before the photo shoot, make sure you remove your wallet, keys and phone from your pants pocket.
Wishing you – and your groom – a stylish day!