If you follow our blog, you know we dressed the very important ladies last week, so today, we’re going to take a closer look at the gentlemen of the wedding.
The Boys Club will want to look sharp while standing at the alter too – and although ZZ Top was on to something when they sang, “every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man,” (and ladies admit it’s true, have you EVER seen a bad looking man in a suit…the answer is NO) – it’s important to the special men if your special man’s life to look their best.
Some of the trends we are seeing in 2011 that will probably merge well into 2012 are:
1) Suits versus Tuxedos – although tuxes are lovely, we’re seeing more and more bridal parties going for the suit look, and this summer, it was matching sport coats. Having more flexibility for the men has become an important factor in wedding planning. Even more formal weddings have offered dark blue suits as acceptable attire, and looks great in pictures!
2) Straight ties versus bow ties – s-l-o-w-l-y we’re seeing the bow tie making a comeback, and we expect to see more in 2012, but matching ties and shirts with a one-color suit has been hot. Straight ties have been popular, matching the bridesmaids or the shirts – but bow ties that add some color are coming back in as well. Purchasing un-pleated shirts and matching ties for your groomsmen makes a great gift.
3) Matching the party versus matching each other – not long ago, it was more important that the men all wear the same thing than if they actually LOOKED like the rest of the party. Not so much anymore, as with bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s are starting to match their isle-walking-partner’s dress, whether it’s with a fabric matching tie, “handkerchief,” socks, boutonniere, take your pick, but trying to find more and more ways of working their attire in with the rest of the party has become a trend in itself.
Whatever you decide to do for your groomsmen, let The Mackey House share some ideas for your wedding, we may have some new ideas for you – after all we are your place for events.
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