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15 Dapper Winter Groomswear Must-Haves

15 Dapper Winter Groomswear Must-Haves
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It’s true the wedding is kinda all about the bride, but guys, you still have to show up on the big day looking pulled together and photo-ready. What you wear is important, because, well, there’s that photo thing where you’ll remember your clothing for the rest of your life! Don’t worry, we are here to help. If your wedding will take place in the winter months, here’s what you need to know: You are safe if you go with a clean, classic look. A well-tailored black tuxedo never goes out of style, nor does a well-fitting suit. But consider some big trends we are seeing in winter groomswear: These days, it’s all about making a statement. We’re talking plaid dinner jackets, velvet suit coats, and crisp, white blazers (think James Bond). And don’t forget to think beyond the suit. Read on for the best options in winter wedding attire, from loafers you’ll want to wear every day, to a belt that will last you years beyond your I do’s, as well as boutonnieres that will wow your guests, plus cool cufflinks for your groomsmen or yourself.

 

 

Shopping for Winter Groomswear

 

Tips:

OK, to be real, the most important thing to consider as you shop for groomswear is to consult with the bride. If you are thinking you don’t want to wear a tie, well, just make sure y’all are on the same page about that vision. The attire you choose will also depend largely upon the formality of your wedding. A black tie event calls for a tuxedo and tie. A more casual affair means you can skip the tie. Maybe. If she says it’s OK. Also, remember the details matter. Be sure you have socks, a belt, and all other accessories purchased pre-ceremony.

 

 

Winter Groomswear Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

As you shop, just remember this is your wedding day, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to some nice pieces if the budget allows. That said, we were sure to include affordable pieces in our roundup, like accessories that will make your wedding-day look truly your own.

 

 

Color:

Winter weddings call for rich colors like wine, and patterns like plaid and jacquard. Black and white are classic hues that won’t steer you wrong. Try adding a fun, colorful pocket square to give your look a bit of interest.

 

 

Style:

Style is a personal choice. You have to feel comfortable and confident in what you wear when all eyes are on you. For example, white dinner jackets might be in fashion, but if you’ll feel silly wearing one, go in another direction. Fit is key, so be sure no matter which look you opt for, you recruit a good tailor. Above all, have some fun with your attire!

  

 

Other Considerations:

Do you plan to coordinate or match with your groomsmen? Keep that thought on your radar as you peruse our picks. For instance, perhaps you will all wear velvet jackets in different colors. Or, you’ll don the same suit and boutonnieres, with different ties. Also, keep an eye out for sales on all the items below!

 

 

 

1 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Black Tie Style

Hugo Boss Slim Fit Wool Tuxedo

Price: $995.00

You can’t go wrong with this Hugo Boss jacket and trousers, woven from rich, virgin wool and featuring silk-trimmed lapels. The slim fit is ultra-modern and well, you’re going to look smooth.

Specifications:
Sizes 36S - 46L
Unhemmed
Jacket fully lined

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The material was very flattering and my fiancé is looking forward to wearing it for our wedding!”

2 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Designer Footwear

Gucci Kanye Loafer

Price: $590.00

Treat yourself to these luxe Gucci loafers for your big day. The slip-on style and rubber sole will keep you comfortable from “I do” to your last dance.

Specifications:
Sizes 7 - 13
Leather upper sole and lining

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“What a great loafer to wear for a casual or special occasion. They are very stylish and go with everything!”

3 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Statement Jacket

INC International Slim Fit Jacquard Blazer

Price: $150.00

Go big or go home with this contemporary dinner jacket. The opulent-looking blazer by INC features a contrast peak lapel and an eye-catching jacquard pattern in red and black, making it the perfect piece for a winter wedding.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XXL
Polyester/viscose
Two-button closure
Four button cuffs

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This blazer was designed to be noticed, and with its bold and stylish look you will not be disappointed.”

4 of 15 Image Credits: Brooks Brothers

Best Formal Tie

Brooks Brothers White Pique Pre-Tied Bow Tie

Price: $89.00

Customers rave about this classic white bow tie from Brooks Brothers. Pair the tie with a white tuxedo vest, shirt, and dinner jacket if you want to look especially dapper.

Specifications:
Cotton pique
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is an excellent pique bow tie and ties perfectly. The bow tie has a medium stiffness to the fabric so it won't sag after you've tied it. It looked great on my wedding day.”

5 of 15 Image Credits: Belk

Best Suit Tie

Tommy Hilfiger Buffalo Tartan Tie

Price: $69.00

We love tartan year-round, but especially during the winter season. This Tommy Hilfiger option is available in a wide range of colors to match any wedding motif.

Specifications:
3-1/8 inch wide
Silk

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a sharp looking tie, just the right width, and 100 percent silk. It’s a nice quality, with a fun pattern, and you will be pleased.”

6 of 15 Image Credits: Blue Nile

Best Finishing Touch

Love Knot Cufflinks

Price: $155.00

We love the name of these highly-rated, sterling silver cufflinks. Reviewers praise the quality and craftsmanship of the timeless design. How about gifting groomsmen with a set to say “thanks for being there on this day, and all days?”

Specifications:
Sterling silver
9/16 inch

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son will be using these cufflinks when he ties the knot.”

7 of 15 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Classic Suit Staple

BOSS Marlyn Tuxedo Sharp Fit Regular Fit Dress Shirt

Price: $138.00

Don’t overthink your shirt. Go with a classic, can’t-fail, highly-rated, white, trim fit dress shirt by BOSS. This one features French cuffs and includes cufflinks.

Specifications:
Sizes 15.5 - 17
French cuffs
Point collar
Cotton

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I am purchasing this shirt for a wedding that I am attending, and it looks really sharp on me. The quality is excellent, and the fit is between modern and slim, giving it that sleek and sophisticated look. The shirt goes great with a bow tie!”

8 of 15 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Suit Bottom Separates

Theory Mayer Slim Fit Pants

Price: $225.00

Customers can’t sing enough praises for these Theory dress pants, available in on-trend shades of blue or gray. The slim fit is modern, and flattering, while the wool weight makes them ideal for a winter wedding.

Specifications:
Sizes 30 - 36
Wool
Zip fly tab closure
Unlined
Unhemmed

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought these for my fiance for our wedding in 36S, and I can say that (along with the jacket) these are a true-fitting 'slim' style, whereas other brands still offer a bit more room. If you're looking for a slim pant, this it!”

9 of 15 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Suit Coat Separates

Theory Chambers Slim Fit Jacket

Price: $545.00

Pair Theory’s Mayer Slim Fit pants with this well-reviewed jacket. The Theory design offers some stretch, so it’s comfortable yet slim-fitting, and flattering. Opt for a minimalist wedding-day look, and go without a tie.

Specifications:
Sizes 36 - 44 slim or regular
Notch lapel
Two-button closure
Partially lined
Wool/Lycra spandex

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the very best fitting coat I have ever tried on. The materials stretch and make it very comfortable to wear for long periods.”

10 of 15 Image Credits: J. Crew

Best White Suit Style

J. Crew Ludlow Italian Wool Dinner Jacket

Price: $525.00

Impress your wedding guests with this white dinner jacket, which is tailored impeccably, and boasts a modern silhouette reviewers gush about. Monogramming is available, if you really want to go all out. Pair the look with a white or black bow tie.

Specifications:
Sizes 34 - 46
One-button closure
Double vent
Italian wool

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I've always found J.Crew clothes to be very high quality, but with this jacket you outdid yourself. The fabric is beautiful, the tailoring is precise, and the result is worth the price. This jacket makes a stunning, elegant statement, and my husband loves it.”

11 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Most Practical Accessory

Club Room Solid Suspenders

Price: $39.00

Suspenders aren’t sexy, but you may need them to complete your wedding-day look. This wallet-friendly option will look smart, with or without a jacket.

Specifications:
One size
1-1/4 inch strap
Adjustable

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The suspenders are very nice in looks and style.”

12 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Most Dapper Dinner Jacket

Bar III Velvet Slim Fit Sport Coat

Price: $295.00

Velvet is ideal for winter, as are the many colors this luxe-looking dinner jacket comes in, from burgundy, to hunter green, to black. Pair the debonair dinner jacket with the Gucci loafers.

Specifications:
Sizes 36 - 46
Notch lapel
Two-button closure
Four-button cuffs
Side vents
Cotton/polyester

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love the awesome look and feel of this jacket. The color is perfect and draws attention!”

13 of 15 Image Credits: J. Crew

Highest Quality Belt

J. Crew Leather Round-Buckle Dress Belt

Price: $65.00

Be sure to buy a belt to complete your wedding attire. This well-reviewed option will carry you far beyond the big day.

Specifications:
Sizes 30 - 42
Italian leather
Black or brown

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this belt so much I got it in both colors. The belt has a good, quality feel and I love that it’s made in the USA. I prefer its simple, but classy buckle.”

14 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Rustic Wedding Accessory

Pinecone Boutonniere

Price: $15.00

We love this unique, winter wedding boutonniere that features pinecones, dried flowers, and preserved cypress. Outfit each your attendants with one for a coordinated wedding-day look.

Specifications:
Handmade
Jute twine
Ivory ribbon

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It was more beautiful than I could have imagined! My fiancé loves it and says ‘this is the coolest boutonnière I’ve ever seen.’”

15 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Pocket Square

Tartan Plaid Handkerchief

Price: $15.00

Plaid just feels right in winter. These down-home pocket squares, available in an assortment of vibrant colors, add a bit of color and warmth to any groomswear.

Specifications:
Handmade
Cotton
12 x 12 inches finished

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The material is a good quality. I would definitely buy from them again, and recommend them to any friends or family.”