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STYLE TRENDS FOR THE MODERN GROOM
According to Courtney & Donnell of Mr. Baldwin Style
We are often approached regarding the latest trends on men’s style, particularly as it relates to grooms. Many grooms have a general idea of how they want to look for their wedding day, but don’t exactly know how to pull it all together. We are here to equip you with styling essentials that will have you looking your best for your special day!
1. BOWTIES. Bowties are a style staple for the modern groom. Contrary to popular belief, bowties are not just a fad and have been around longer than those who have recently discovered they like wearing them. However, gone are the days of the pre-tied bowties you find in the discount stores or even the ones you’re encouraged to rent from the local formalwear shop. The sign of a true gentlemen is learning how to tie your own bowtie. You wouldn’t wear a clip-on necktie would you? Before you walk down that aisle, learn how to tie a bowtie. Check out www.thetiebar.com for some of the best bowties for your wedding look. Additionally, instructions on how to tie your bowtie can be found on youtube or you can just call us for a consultation.
2. TUXEDO SHIRTS WITH HIDDEN PLACKET. The dress shirt you choose to wear with your suit or tuxedo is crucial. But instead of hunting down the typical tuxedo shirt with those removable stud sets that could fall out while you’re dancing at the reception, there are designers that are creating beautiful dress shirt options that have a hidden placket which essentially covers the shirt buttons (www.thegroomsmansuit.com). This is not necessarily a new concept, but this trend is a relief to grooms who don’t want to choose the traditional route. You won’t have to worry all night about losing studs from your shirt!
3. TAPERED TROUSERS. Grooms, the fit of your trousers is SO important. We can not stress this enough! Most brides have a few different fittings before the wedding day. Brides want to look perfect for that special day. Why shouldn’t you do the same? Men, I don’t care if you’re 140lbs. or 440lbs, your pants should fit you perfectly – not too small and certainly not too baggy. A popular trend right now is a tapered leg. This provides a sleek look that will work exceptionally well for your wedding. If a tapered leg is not your thing, opt for a straight leg. Either way, they should be worn on your true waist and have a minimal break at your ankle to minimize unsightly pools of fabric around your shoes. Ill-fitting trousers just screams you don’t care at all. Take a little extra time and strive for excellence. You’ll want to feel and look your very best.