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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
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
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.
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 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!
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!
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