With wedding season imminent, shining its beam like a lighthouse across the landscape, and over the waves to the continent; many amongst us will be searching for the perfect gift for the happy couple. But forget spending hours online finding an overpriced carafe the bride will bin, or buying the newlyweds tickets to a West End musical they’ve already seen. The best gift you can bring to the special day is by dressing exceptionally well; and that requires, of course, a very good suit. It’s the measure of the man… There, we said it.
Because weddings aren’t an average BBQ down at the golf club, or awkward New Year’s Eve dinner party. Having something very good to wear, rather than cobbled together from your best ‘formal’ shirts and slacks, or making the embarrassing move of borrowing an inevitably ill-fitting two-piece (too small or too big is either way comical), is crucial. Yes, if you’re the best man or merely the bride’s first cousin once removed, your attendance will be duly noted, especially if you look sharper than a samurai’s picnic knife.