Be The Best Man At Every Wedding

You’re probably getting married this season. You are definitely attending other people’s weddings this season.



Either way, you need to dress to impress. It’s time to let your assembly of grey and blue suits breath some relief in the wardrobe. We’re going to explore new colours, play around with suit separates and try some customisations you have otherwise been too conservative to experiment with.




Lets begin with colours. Needless to say, you want to match with the bride. Many times grooms get a tie to match the significant other’s gown. But think big. Think blazer. Bright colours like apple red and sky blue are great colours to pair with sober coloured pants. You may also considered dawning an entire suit of a colour you would not wear otherwise. After all, it’s your special day!

When experimenting with colours, however, it is a good idea to keep a few rules of thumb in mind. The time of the day, the location of the wedding, the season and your role mater a lot. You would not want to show up in a flashy tuxedo at your best friend’s wedding and steal his thunder. 

Generally speaking, light colours are best reserved for outdoor, summer time, day weddings. Darker colours would suit a winter wedding or an evening party.

The Suit


Since it is your wedding, why don’t you play around with your suit a little. Wearing the standard suit is fine 364 days a year, but on this special day, rules can be bent slightly - I am not suggesting wearing checks and stripes, you still have to look good!

Suit separates is a very up and coming style and is worth looking into. Essentially, a suit separate is when you mix and match parts of a suit. You could be wearing a blue suit with a grey vest. Or you could wear a checkered blazer with solid pants. Suit separates are a good idea if you want to bring about some contrast in your attire, or if you want to experiment with some flashy colour or patterns. by keeping one part of your attire sober and the other flashy, you average out your total outfit.

Increasingly, I have noticed bright colour jackets being worn at weddings with sober clothes pants.


If you want to stand apart from the crowd (in a good, not wearing a purple and green suit, sort of way), the key is attention to detail. When making a suit, there are quite a few customisations that are ignored because they don’t fit in very well with the daily order of business. Now is the time to bring them into the game. 


The shawl lapel is a great design for weddings. Especially if you are the groom. Wearing a tux at your wedding can never go out of style. A nice suit with a black satin lapel is a gentleman’s attire. Alternatively, peak lapels also can be considered, since you want to grab attention. 



When you opt for a custom suits, you have the power to customise the buttons as well. By default, people always opt for matching buttons. But you can add detail to your suit by choosing a different button. Wooden buttons are popular choices, but for a tuxedo, always opt for satin buttons. 


I have observed that most people opting for business suits choose double vents. For a wedding, however, a single vent jacket maybe more stylish. Because of the cut, it tapers nicely around the waist and below. Tuxedoes always go well without vents.


When you choose a shirt, the customisations play a crucial role. Some options for collars are always ignored while making daily wear shirts. Pin collars, wing tips and mandarin collars are fancy choices for weddings.

Having a wide variety of choices, it is easy to be tempted to go all out on theses customisations and accessories, but you do not want to look like a Christmas tree. So while it is a good idea to experiment lightly, make sure you don’t go overboard - and you are ready to outshine at your wedding. Or any wedding for that matter.

Matthew Lim