As with all trends they eventually circle back to the classics. Menswear for 2018 is no exception. This year brides and grooms are turning away from the trendier styles of the past and upgrading (in our humble opinion) to a more timeless silhouette.
The classic tuxedo has fully made its comeback in bridal, but it doesn’t mean that there’s just one style for men. Within the world of formal wear there are many silhouettes and ways to differentiate yourself from all the other guys in “penguin suits.” We want to make sure our Ashley & Alexandria’s clients know their options. Below are different areas where men can stylize their looks and really stand out on their big day and at other important events.
Style: Black or white jacket? Peaked or shawl collar? Grosgrain or satin lapels? Still think all tuxedos are the same? Well, that’s not quite the case. Even though you’re wearing a classic tuxedo, there are many ways to pick a look that is tailored to the formality and tone of your event. These subtle changes add up to a look that can accentuate specific aspects of the grooms personal style.
Bow Ties: While opting for a crisp satin black bow tie is certainly a classic option, you and your groomsmen can look stylish and unique by spicing it up with color. You can also experiment with new materials including wood and feathers!
Socks: This trend is going nowhere and we’re happy to see it stick around. Colorful and coordinated “sockwear” is a great way for the groomsmen to highlight their look, without the guests even knowing. Bonus points for grooms who attempt this. The photos of all the groomsmen with their socks is becoming one of our favorites!
– Ryan McClure