Evening Dress and The Crown
Morning, Groom & Night
Our Guide To Wedding Suits
With the news that life can slowly begin returning to some sense of normalcy, one of the many things we are looking forward to, here at Timothy Everest, is the return of wedding ceremonies. With all the attendant guests, catering, dresses and most importantly for us, the groom’s attire.
With our current offer in place to help out the Bridegroom on his big day, we thought it might be a good time to take a dive into the world of wedding wear for gentlemen.
Broadly speaking there are three ways one can go when it comes to looking your best on the (hopefully) most important day of your life. Here’s our handy guide to how to navigate them:
THE LOUNGE SUIT
The tried and tested well cut lounge suit makes all the impression it needs to for most grooms; offering the most contemporary choice.
We recommend high-twist or dry weave wools like Fresco for a flawless wrinkle free look and all-round quality.
We advise sticking to the navy and grey palettes, if the gentleman is unsure, and to let his accessories do the talking. Matching your tie or pocket square to an element of your partner’s ensemble for example.
We always have a wide selection of ready-to-wear suiting options in store, and our made-to-measure two piece suits start from £1195. We will be happy to throw an MTM shirt and RTW tie into the price to help with the decision making.
While still considered unorthodox by many Brits, across the Atlantic gents will happily tie the knot in evening wear. It is certainly an option to consider, especially if planning on celebrating late into the night.
The accepted wisdom is that a midnight blue Barathea wool with silk facings makes for a sterling choice, with dinner trousers in the same cloth with a silk stripe at the outer seam.
Black patent shoes, white dress shirt and bow tie complete the picture. Please do not mix a four-in-hand tie with a dinner suit, this Hollywood award ceremony aberration is best avoided.
The alternative, and more daring option, is to pair black dinner trousers with a smoking jacket in another colour. Ecru, wine and bottle green all make handsome combinations, but remember to choose the same colour facings for the lapel and keep the rest of the look monochrome so as not to go overboard. Velvet, Barathea and silk/wool mixes all fit this particular bill handsomely.
As a rule, we carry a midnight blue dinner suit in stock as a ready-to-wear selection, and made-to-measure dinner suits start at £1395. The made-to-measure dress shirt and white pocket square would also be on us, for all MTM and Bespoke suiting orders.