A Groom's Style Guide from Top to Toe

Our groom's style guide will ensure your man is dressed immaculately from head to toe


Every bride has the right to be the most beautifully dressed and dazzling person at a wedding, but that doesn’t mean her groom should rock up to the altar in a creased shirt and disheveled suit. A wedding day gives the groom a special opportunity to go for it in the sartorial stakes too, wearing fresh, fashionable-yet-formal clothes and accessories that will make his wife-to-be swoon...

  • Suits youSuits YouA suit is one of the first things men think about after popping the question and naming the date. Although traditional is best, broadly speaking, be a shade braver with your colour and cut; a modern take on a classic suit will always look the business. Jack Bunneys has over 50 years experience in bespoke, made to measure and hire suits and their latest range is elegant and smart — with a touch of funky.
  • Groom for hireGroom for HireIf you don’t want to invest in a suit, look for a contemporary hire service so you’ll look dashing on the day for a little less cash. Launching in spring 2012, the Platinum Collection at Tux 'n' Tails includes a wide range of head-turning styles and colours with hire prices starting at just £60.
  • Out of the ordinary...Out of the Ordinary...If you’re having a special theme at your wedding, getting married abroad, or just want to stand out from the crowd, a bespoke suit may be the answer. Having a suit made just for you means you’ll have a huge choice of fabrics, colours and styles. At A Suit That Fits you can create the perfect suit online or by meeting a style advisor at one of 33 locations across the country.
  • Ring-a-blingRing-a-blingYour wedding ring is for life and failing to put any thought into your choice could be a decision you’ll regret every time you look at your hand. You don’t have to trawl the high street searching for rings either — Smooch Wedding Rings bring hundreds of unique and unusual rings to your home, so you can choose the perfect style without any stress.
  • Sensational shoesSensational ShoesA stunning pair of shoes can really make the difference to a groom, transforming a smart wedding outfit into something extra special — and a great pair of bespoke shoes will come in handy for many special occasions down the line. 
  • Unforgettable accessoryUnforgettable AccessoryEvery groom needs to get to the church on time, but you don’t have to rely on an old watch to keep you punctual on this very special day. A pocket watch is a smart, retro accessory that adds a timeless touch to your overall look. The Greenwich Pocket Watch Company provides high quality pocket watches with a bespoke engraving service.
  • Tie the knotTie the KnotEven if the colour scheme you’ve chosen for the wedding is more the bride’s style than yours, wearing a tie that matches the theme or scheme will earn you valuable brownie points. It’s a subtle way to show a united front — and if there was ever a day to be on the same team as your beloved, this is it. Favourbrook has a huge range of tasteful and fashionable ties to choose from.
  • Waist no timeOnce-in-a Lifetime WaistcoatA waistcoat may be a once-in-a-lifetime addition to your attire if you prefer casual clothes, but it can really make the difference on your wedding day. 
  • Final touchesFinal TouchesEven if you’re opting for ready-to-wear, rather than a bespoke suit, it’s important that your suit fits perfectly; as well as looking great, a suit that fits like a glove will also make you feel more confident than ever on this very special day. 
  • Sharp dressed stagSharp Dressed StagWith the wedding preparations in full swing, you might not have had chance to think about your stag do — or what you’re going to wear for it. As this will be your last big night out as a single man, treat yourself to a fantastically fashionable outfit that expresses your personality, your style and the fact that you’re marrying a very special lady. For lots more helpful hints and tips on arranging your stag party visit our stag and hen section.

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