Isn’t it sad how women in their wedding gowns get so much more attention than the groom himself? A wedding is about two people, mind you!
That’s why we wrote this article, so you can go ahead and busk in the sunshine of attention together with your wife on your wedding day. And the only way to do so, is to score a good hit on your wedding suit.
How to go about choosing a suit?
The first step is to pick your fabrics. There are so many types of fabrics out in the market now, trust me, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. If this is your first suit, we recommend going with a darker colour. Dark-coloured suits are a fashion statement that never goes out of style.
The second step you should decide on is texture, and lining. Are you holding an outdoor wedding? Or is it held somewhere in the middle of polar bears and penguins waddling in thick layers of blubber, with air-conditioning so strong it’ll freeze the fattest man alive?
Ok, we’re kidding.
In Singapore’s 30 degree celsius weather, it’ll be good to opt for a thinner lining on your jacket. If you foresee yourself wearing a suit for business meetings outdoors or in warmer climates, then go for a non-lined jacket. This means your jacket would be much thinner, and you’d be less prone to sweating buckets walking 10m from your office to the canteen.
When it comes down to fabric texture, don’t go too crazy and pick a bear skin ruffle, or bold stripes and polka dots. You don’t want to rob your lady of all the attention or you’ll find yourself sleeping in the guest room tonight. Pick a smooth, solid coloured suit, or velvet, if velvets are your thing. Classics never go wrong.
Next, sizing. Nothing is more important than getting a good fit if you are dressing to impress.
Here are 3 quick tips to note when getting your measurements done:
- Shoulder pads should never go past the ends of your shoulder. Shoulder measurements are the most important as they can’t be adjusted after the tailor is finished with your jacket.
- Always leave your jacket a quarter inch shorter than your shirt. This little detail of revealing a little of your crisp white shirt adds a touch of edgy-ness to your look.
- Your navel should not fall below the top button of a two-button suit, or the middle button of a three-button suit.
On your wedding day, you’d most likely be wearing a corsage. A rule of thumb, regardless of whether you’re wearing a corsage or a pocket handkerchief, is to ensure that the colour of your pocket accessory is not the same as the colour of your tie. The two should complement each other in terms of colours. For example, if you’re wearing a blue tie, pair it with something contrasting like gold, red or white.
Don’t neglect your cufflinks too! These little buttons go a long way to show your style, like the cherry on top of the icing for your nicely tailored suit.
Go with thinner lapels; they’re modern and smart. Leave the wider lapels in the 80s, and rock your look with thinner and straight lapels – it’s a classic that never goes wrong.
And… you’re ready to strut the red carpet with your beautiful wife. Rock the look with confidence and own the night, it’s yours.