How will you feel about your wedding photographs twenty years from now if your suit looks horribly dated in them?
Elizabeth Grew, manager at our London City studio, attempts to answer this question in an article for the website Wedding Planner in which she discusses the pros and cons of a traditional or a trendy wedding suit.
Read the full article here or read on for a summary of the major points.
Every groom’s dilemma
Elizabeth’s article touches upon the dilemma every groom faces when he begins to think about the kind of wedding suit he wants to wear.
Should I wear a traditional suit–say, a morning suit–or something modern and cool?
The pros and cons of trendy groomswear
The benefit of wearing something trendy is that it’ll help you feel your best on the day: confident, attractive, and cool.
The downside to wearing a trendy style–say an ultra slim-fitting suit with a slither of ankle exposed above the shoe–is that you risk looking dated when you look back on your wedding photographs in decades to come.
A classic, dark, three piece suit like the one below, not particularly slim but not loose either–in other words, perfectly tailored–is bound to look good even decades from now because it’s so simple and timeless.
Think of a wedding photo from the ’70s. All those grooms in flares might have opted for a more timeless style if they knew what they’d look like in years to come.
The pros and cons of traditional groomswear
Elizabeth does a good job in her article of selling the morning suit.
One of the best things about the morning suit for grooms is that it looks great in a wedding photograph and will always look great. The morning suit is timeless.
On the other hand, not everyone feels comfortable with so much formality. Some men would feel oppressed by the fact that a morning suit is unlike anything they’d wear in their day-to-day life.
Also, not everyone cares about looking timeless in their wedding photographs. Maybe those ’70s grooms in their flared suits would rather remember what they looked like at the time, including their sense of style.
Tips on creating a timeless suit
Besides recommending the morning suit, Elizabeth also gives tips on how to style your suit if you want to keep it looking classic and timeless.
This include having your jacket tailored in such a way that it falls to the top of your thigh–rather than your hip, as seems to be the case with some suits today.
If you’re contemplating what style of wedding suit you should wear, hop on over to Wedding Planner and get all Elizabeth’s tips.