We'd noticed that many of our grooms are paying more and more attention to the fine details of their attire on their wedding day, so we decided to inquire with a couple of experts.
We asked Chris Walbert, curator and organizer behind the recent wildly successful pop-up shop in Baltimore, Confirmed Stock. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Chris is also a groom-to-be himself, and we can't wait to document his wedding in November. "To me, a groom's wedding day look should be both classic and of the moment. My advice is pretty simple, stick to the classics for the big items and get a bit more creative with the smaller touches. Your suit or tux should be a classic color and must fit well. If you want to add some personality to the look, do so with a cool tie, pocket square, socks or great shoes. But don't go overboard, a little color goes a long way. And again, pay attention to fit, seriously. Get a suit or tux that fits you perfectly. Nothing will make you look worse than a baggy, ill-fitting suit with sleeves that drape over your fingers."
Matt Fox from Fine and Dandy shop in the Meatpacking District of NYC agrees with Chris. We met him at the show Wedding Crashers where he anchored the "groom's lounge" complete with fine Whiskey. "We always hear that it's her day and that the wedding day is all about the bride. That doesn't mean that the groom shouldn't look smashing, if for no other reason than to perfectly compliment the bride. When we advise guys who are looking for some extra wedding day style help, we always suggest that they think about how they will view their wedding photos decades from now. Will you look totally dated in your sartorial choices (think uber-wide lapeled, baby blue tux with ruffled shirt of the 70's)? We recommend a classic/timeless look. Think James Bond - you can't go wrong. And most of all, make sure everything fits perfectly. Go custom if you can. After all, James Bond wouldn't be caught dead in an ill-fitting tuxedo!"