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So, here it is my first blog for about 3 years and it all began whilst browsing through a bridal magazine.
magazines portray that romantic and exciting imagery for those that are about to say their I Dos, to get ideas and inspiration and make those women who are usually of perfect sanity transform into the 'Bridezillas'.
However, the first thing that I observed was, 'Where is the section for grooms?' Not a single mention, article or area focused on suits and the different styles of tailoring that could be available, nada, nothing, zilch! Now, I am not sure why this came to my attention, maybe I read these magazines with a different eye from my time in the industry... But surely there should be a segment for the Grooms?
Even if there's a few pages at the back, if you turn the magazine back to front and upside down to segregate the two sections or even if its just one singular page within the magazine, why can this not be in place?A wedding in my mind (and I hope in others) is about unity, the Bride and the Groom announcing their love for each other... so why be just about the bride? There are 2 people involved in a marriage and two little people on the wedding cake so let's release the articles and imagery for the grooms!
TV shows such as '' have brought the roles of weddings to the foreground in terms of the groom playing the role that is usually taken over by the bride. Yes, perhaps the show was created to either make a point that a groom is more than capable of making those oh so important and stressful decisions. However, my opinion is that these shows have only enforced the mindsets that the Grooms will not be as able as the bride, maybe even to make them appear inadequate.
From working in bridal, I completely understand that the dress is the key item, that all-important moment. How about for the groom? Is their suit as important as the bride's dress? In my eyes, yes! A woman can't wear her wedding dress more than once, but can somehow justify buying an expensive gown for just one day. So why should the groom skimp out on his suit? Is this not as important? Plus, as much as it being a special occasion and you want to look and feel your best, a suit has the versatility that you can wear it again and again! It's a win win!
And how's this for an idea... when you and your soul mate hit that 25 year anniversary and if you feel like renewing your wedding vows (as this seems to be the fashionable thing to do, even if you have only hit 7 years!). It could be a rather fun idea to get the suit you wore all those years ago made again! You may have gained some extra padding in those 25 years, but we could accommodate that in the style of the era and in a suit that fits- excuse the pun!In an age where convenience has replaced quality, the Wedding Dress seems to have escaped this. Is it the case for the guys? With a grooms suit there should be a focus, they should be able to feel that they can have that rock star treatment the brides receive, where they find their perfect suit and have just as many options.
The man should not be made to feel like a second class member of what should be the most important day of his life. As much as he may want to spoil his eternal soul mate, he wants to feel equality throughout the planning, the wedding and the entire marriage! The independent bridal store is such an integral place on the high street but the men are left to head to department stores such as Debenhams or Marks and Spencer. Not that there's anything wrong with the quality of the suits, it's the fact that the man's clothes are an afterthought.
This is where bespoke tailoring needs to be pushed and pushed. In the film High Society starred Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and the plot centered on weddings, this just oozed pure class and elegance. Men look so handsome and debonair. To me this is the feeling a man should have when picking (in some cases) his perfect suit. Back then suits were tailor made, fitted to you and you only, your chance at making a statement.
At the end of the day form is temporary and class is permanent. Class is timeless and you can never pay too much for quality and confidence.
Here we have one of my clients; Indy, who is showing off the wedding suit I helped him to design a few months ago.
In the end Indy went for a stylish three piece suit in a navy cloth which worked perfectly with the colour theme for the wedding day. The jacket Indy designed had a classic feel to it with two button fastening at the front, slanted pockets and a notched lapel.
All of these design options are a very formal choice and would look perfect at any wedding; however, we decided to remove the flaps from the pockets to give the suit more of a relaxed feel and to make sure it felt like more of a wedding suit as opposed to something that Indy would wear to the office!. The waistcoat is again a very classic design with five buttons, a notched base and two pockets. The five button placement on the waistcoat allows it to be visible once the jacket is done up (as you can see from the image). This gives a very smart, stylish and simple look. To complement the rest of the garment Indy teamed his new bespoke suit, with a bespoke shirt and gold tie to match the colour theme of the wedding.
The trousers are a very simple design with cross pockets and no back pockets to help hold the shape and keep an overall slimmer look throughout. A suit like Indy's can be found in our professional range starting from 379 and would add an elegant touch to your special day.
We would suggest adding a tie pin for a stylish finish!
Brandon dressing fore-sure for a day in the office as Clarke Kent! Slightly disheveled or could he be heading for the blue red! May be a power plant is in melt down near by?.
We surely can't mention Superman with out looking back at the late great talented actor Christopher Reeve who took on the red blue suit for 4 outings, from 1978 to 1987!
What to say about David Gandy? I really want to say that I am super happy its London fashion week and we can expect to see more and more pulled together looks from this model turned style icon.
I first noticed him last year when he started getting snapped up at the fashion shows looking super turned out. His style is all heritage swagger. He evokes a modern great gatsby/thomas crown affair character who never leaves the house unless he's wearing a three piece suit and driving a vintage car.
Which of course Mr. Gandy did on day one of London fashion week. Did I mention the suit was light blue double breasted and the car only had three wheels? He is rather athletic in build too, which gives an interesting edge to his tailoring. His jackets are very tailored, tight even. The bulging biceps play nicely with the silhouette of his double breasted jackets. And I have seen him wear a rope shoulder and a soft shoulder. Also not an easy task for a man of his build. His trousers are slim but not constricting and he doesn't go in for the overly short trouser length. He clearly gets it.
With the release of the new Gatsby film and its surrounding fervor, we have been inundated with photos of Leonardo DiCaprio in Gatsby's signature white suit. Or maybe it's a light ivory color, either way it's a pretty light suit.
And I wonder, does it leave most men thinking Could I wear a white suit? Of course, the answer is yes. And this is how I would do it. For the Rio De Janero premiere of his new movie, The Hangover 3, Bradley Cooper looked amazing in his 2 button peak lapel suit.
The ticket pocket was a nice touch, keeping the suit from looking too formal. And I love that the buttons were the same color as the suit, nothing too busy. The dark tie, light blue shirt and brown shoes keep it grounded and balanced. Matthew McConaughey was successfully rocking a white three piece suit at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic over the weekend. And the great versatility of a summer three piece suit means that the waistcoat works so well with no tie and the jacket un-buttoned. McConaughey also kept the nice light blue shirt and brown shoes. .
The Electric Blue Suit!
Here at A Suit That Fits we spend a lot of time making the perfect bespoke suits to fit your body and budget. The latest and others call it indigo blue is being worn by everybody from Royal's to Celebrity's all over the world.
Here at A Suit That Fits Birmingham this is the latest colour which is the must have wedding suit this year what a colour Electric blue the three piece is the best. I had a look around the high street recently all the way from Birmingham to Dublin. I couldn't see anything in this amazing colour, I must say a bespoke suit in Electric blue looks fantastic. As styled below by Ryan Gosling/Tom Cruise/Prince Frederik and Robbie Williams. What I find interesting about the Electric blue suit is that this can be worn for every occasion as a casual suit or a smart business suit or a evening suit.
Your choice what style would you choose ? a slim notched collar or wider peaked collar or even a shawl collar or a contrasting collar with a different colour!. With over 33 office locations now through the UK and now in Southern Ireland (Dublin) and also New York you should treat yourself to an affordable bespoke suit.
Would you go for the slim fit or the ultra fitted look? You could even design a wider flair or boot cut trousers ? We have over 40 billion style options so you should find the perfect style that your after. This is tailoring made easy!
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Why shouldn't you bother? It's her day- fine, but it's also your day.
Men prefer to hide behind the statement; it's her day thus they get less involved with the wedding planning, agreed. However don't allow this attitude to reflect on your effort.
Try to complement your bride's remarkable wedding gown with a befitting suit, dinner suit or a morning coat - which ever you opt for. Your big day is one of those very few exceptions where everything must be perfect as it is in any man's life. I'm certain you and your bride have gone through utmost diligence to ensure the day is exquisite; but did you discuss what you and your best man (or groomsmen if you are having an army) will be wearing on the day? Some men don't discuss this with their brides as it seems trivial to them; only if they knew that all eyes will be turned on the groom as well as the bride on the day.
Would you agree, you need to discuss what you're going to wear?. The question you need to ask yourself is, will I be hiring, buying off-the-peg or going bespoke? If you decide on hiring because it's economical, fine. However, look at it from this perspective, would you hire a suit for 130 (this is the rough price you'll pay for three piece suit ) when you can get a tailored suit from 259? My opinion, that's not worth it; why should I pay for 50% of the suit's cost for one day hire? Besides the price factor, it will be tricky for you to get a suit that will perfectly fit you- and I don't think your bride will appreciate it if you're wearing an ill-fitted suit on your big day.
On the other hand, off-the-peg suit you can buy and own- for life! The prices are even attractive; you'll be able to pick one up from 180. Fitting? You might be lucky to pick one off-the-peg that needs no adjustments (if you already know the store where their size fits you well) or little adjustment. In which case, you can take to your local alteration centre to get it adjusted. Ahh..wait, not that simple! Two questions, first, who will be responsible for the suit if the alteration center ruin it? Second, how are you going to ensure none of your guests will show up at your wedding wearing the same suit as you- the groom (that's happened before)?! After-all the entire store you bought the suit from is not exclusive to you, is it? Think about it.
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On the contrary, you've the option of going bespoke- not as expensive as you think. You can get your hands on your fully tailored wedding suit from 259. I know, hard to believe, but the Nation's Local Tailor made this possible. I can guarantee three things if you go down this route.
Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey a skilled forger and thief who was imprisoned after being captured by FBI Special Agent Peter Burke.
Neal's father was a corrupt police officer. What will season two bring? At A Suit That Fits we love the dapper Neil Caffrey's style; he wears his suits very well indeed.
Now listen up. You find yourself in his office. He's dressed in a very well tailored, 3 piece suit with slim lapels matching his skinny tie. He's talking and you're listening intently to every word that's passing his lips.
Something else is playing heavily on your mind though. You know you need to listen to what he's saying, but your focus is now on some of the objects in the room.
You can see them on the desk by the wall. You know the contents will feel amazing against your skin, and you can't help but imagine what you'll look like when you're wearing them. If only you could just reach out and touch. Behave now ladies and gents, I am of course talking about your style advisor and our fabulous Swatch books. Within the sumptuous cloth on offer, we have an astonishing number of this seasons favourite colour. Grey. Whether it's light or dark, lightweight or heavy, plain or patterned, we have over 50 shades of Grey in our studios to choose from. (98 to be exact). Our range offers choice of cloth from Mohair, to Wool Silk as well as 100% worsted wool to cover your occasion.
If you're off on a cruise, or planning your perfect wedding suit, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for. But how are you going to find out what's best for you? Book an appointment with your local style advisor. He (or she) will talk to you to establish just exactly what the suit will be used for in order to find your perfect cloth match. For those out there who are looking for a little more colour in their lives, why not try our Black, Navy, or more natural colours. Whatever your skin tone, we'll advise you best on what's going to look good on you. Hear that ladies? Advise? You don't have to obey us of course, you're free to make your own choice....
See you in Studio soon.
When I met Sam he had already designed his three piece suit with our Style Advisor Rachel and was on to the fitting stage. Sam and his fiance Rachel were planning on getting married in Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire and then having a mini festival in a field fully equipted with bonefire, hog roast, tents and of course wellies.
Being a lover of festivals from a young age, (having been allowed to go to Glastonbury unaccompanied at the tender age of fourteen!) I loved the idea straight away.
The couples' outdoorsy theme didn't end there though with green being a big aspect of Sam's outfit. He went with a black UKAB Merino wool, with green lining, green pocket square, green stitching on his last cuff buttonhole and a green tie. Sam's lapel buttonhole was also made with green leaves and held together with colourful buttons. Sam's choice of style was very modern with slanted flapless pockets, a single vent and five buttons on his sleeve. He went for a notched collar but continued his modern twist through to his trousers, having horizantal pockets and flat fronts. His waistcoat was five buttons and had two pockets, perfect for the finishing touch of a pocket watch.
The green detailing of Sam's three piece suit matches perfectly with the cream of Rachels's dress and her fiery red hair, not to mention the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside (can you tell I'm a south west girl!!)
Me and ASTF Rachel were lucky enough that Sam was happy to send us over some photos. The happy couple had Richard Johnson of Totallyrich Digital Consultancy take pictures of their big day and it definitely looks like they had a wonderful time. The newly weds also sent us a link to Rachel's blog, a lovely personal account of their big day, we wish you all the best!
Rachel Mathews' blog http://rabel.co.uk/the-big-day-rabel-mule-get-wed/
Location: Cripps Barn http://www.crippsbarn.com/ Photographer: Richard Johnson http://www.totallyrich.com
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