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Fashion-forward groomswear

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Who says wedding day style is all about the bride? Just as many grooms love looking fashionable and want to be at their most dashing and stylish on this very special occasion.

To help you look the business – and to get a head start on the trends that will take the wedding world by storm over the next 12-months - we profile 10 stunning groomswear suppliers and ask for their top trend predictions.

  • From Mint to TartanFrom Mint to TartanSlaters’ formal hire service is built on service, choice, value and quality with a vast choice of morning and evening wear – there’s even a fine selection of tartans from the Highland Dress range and contemporary groomswear choices that are suitable for weddings abroad. In terms of trends, Slaters predicts an increase in grooms wearing “mid-blue, mint, orange or yellow undertone accessories”.

    For more information visit: www.slaters.co.uk
  • Think GatsbyThink GatsbyJack Bunneys is a luxury alternative to the high street. Its’ made-to-measure suit service utilises quality fabrics and unique design skills to create the very best style, design and fit. “In 2014 we will see the trend for slim and tailored fit continuing,” says Marc from the Jack Bunneys team. “Designs will take inspiration from the great formal wear periods of the past using modern, lightweight fabrics. Think Gatsby, Boardwalk Empire and even Downton Abbey.”

    For more information visit: www.jackbunneys.co.uk
  • Kaleidoscope of ColourKaleidoscope of Colour“There is definitely no middle ground for 2014,” says Stephen Bishop, founder and designer at Stephen Bishop suiting. “Our modern fitted tails and standard suiting are equally popular — and not a Prince Edward in sight. Greys, navy or dark blue are taking the lead and more grooms are buying their suit to ensure a perfect fit. Colour trends have never been more varied, from ‘Cadbury’ purple to peacock green, the most delicate pastels to neutrals.”

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    For more information visit: www.stephenbishopsuiting.com
  • Lounge AroundLounge AroundHugh Harris has been offering premium menswear with award-winning service for 100 years. Choose from an exclusive collection of designer suits to hire or buy, a hire range “designed by the Hugh Harris team to meet the demands of today’s fashion forward gentlemen”, or a made to measure service. “Morning suits will always attract brides and grooms wishing to create that classic wedding, but we have certainly seen a rise of simple, yet elegant three piece lounge suits,” says assistant manager, Qaz Martin.

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    For more information visit: Hugh Harris
  • Looking PoshLooking PoshFamily-run, formal suit hire company Peter Posh has over 20 years of expertise and offers clients a warm welcome, as well as an unfaltering attention to detail. Accessories and styling can be tailored to suit every groom and as fashion changes, the Peter Posh range grows, offering classic and contemporary styles for all and elegant styles such as three piece mohair lounge suits in charcoal and beige, and five new waistcoat ranges.

    For more information visit: www.peterposh.co.uk
  • Muted PastelsMuted Pastels“Menswear wedding attire is moving away from the conventional colour palette to more pastel hues,” says T.M.Lewin’s formal shirt designer, Holly Cheveralls. “Mint green and lilac ties, as seen in our ‘Summer in the City’ range, add a hint of colour without being too bold. For a semi-formal look, a muted plain pastel coloured shirt worn without a tie and with chinos is a great way to look smart but relaxed at the same time.”

    For more information visit: www.tmlewin.co.uk
  • Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of GreyDamian Stevens offers stylish, modern and exclusive bespoke tailoring along with flexibility and a genuine desire to understand exactly what it is going to make your suit unique — and turn heads. And, according to Damian: “Greys create a perfect foundation of base colour that can be accentuated with bold pinks, reds, yellows and blacks; grey is the new blue.”

    For more information visit: www.damianstevens.co.uk
  • Fabulous FitFabulous FitA Suit That Fits has over 30 locations nationwide where bespoke suits are ethically hand-tailored from hand-picked cloths — you can even finish off your wedding look with extra details like a favourite picture printed in the lining of your suit. As for trends, marketing manager Claire Webber-Mullan says: “Tailoring for grooms will tend to be sharp and classic; three-piece lounge suits are a popular (and super stylish) option and blue and grey tones are really on-trend.”

    For more information visit: www.asuitthatfits.com
  • Get ElectricGet ElectricKing and Allen suits are made to your measurements and exacting requirements, with shops in Surrey, Cheshire and London as well as fitting days in Savile Row, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham. “Block colours will be on trend again in 2014 and especially bolder electric blue,” says Jake Allen. “I’d recommend using a blue double breasted suit, and a subtle nod to the Tommy Nutter Savile Row suits of the late 60s will have a heavy influence in 2014.”

    For more information visit: www.kingandallen.co.uk
  • Mega ButtonholesMega ButtonholesI Heart Buttonholes create themed ranges of buttonholes or you can commission a bespoke creation to reflect your unique style, like the elegant design photographed here on a suit by Stephen Bishop. “A popular choice for grooms is our vintage style, mainly in blue shades to tie in with their blue suits, but also with splashes of gold or silver,” says founder Lesa Simons. “For 2014 buttonhole styling, we’ll move away from vintage and head towards a more modern look using silver and white art ceco buttons.”

    For more information visit: www.iheartbuttonholes.co.uk

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