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Groom Fashion

Recommended – Marc Wallace.

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RMW Grooms tend to be a style conscious bunch, sometimes they rival the ladies in the time it takes to put together their wedding day outfits!

We’re not complaining though – we LOVE a dapper Groom, whether he’s in top hat and tails, tweed, a kilt, or even shorts…

This lunchtime we’re showcasing the 2014 Look Book from Marc Wallace. If you’ve got a boy on the look out for a bespoke, luxurious suit for w-day, then look no further.

Marc Wallace launched his first collection in 2000 and has since become renowned worldwide for his handmade suits and luxury accessories; Marc’s passion to challenge the direction of menswear is evident in the label’s fresh and original style.

Through Marc’s hands on approach, collaborating with skilled artisans on limited edition pieces, the label continues to drive forward with inspiration and design at it’s heart.

The Marc Wallace collections have always been at the forefront of British menswear and tailoring. Each collection embodies a mix of traditional tailoring techniques, designs and luxury fabrics.

With their made to measure offering, they carry a core selection of seasonal fabrics carefully selected by Marc and his team from the UK and Italian mills, offering only the finest quality.

You can see a RMW Groom sporting a gorgeous electric blue Marc Wallace suit right here and for more images of real Grooms in Marc Wallace suits, have a look here on the Marc Wallace website.

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The Male Sartorialist

Cover Image quote The Male Sartorialist

I want to start this post by thanking you.

Yes you lovely readers, for asking ever so politely for some inspiration posts on groom fashion. As ever we at RMW HQ were only to happy to oblige…

And it’s because of you that I’ve been lucky enough to sit here for the past few days ogling some seriously HOT men all in the name of research. You can’t say that we aren’t dedicated to the job can you…

Seriously though, 2012 saw a real step change in the way that modern day grooms are approaching their sartorial decisions for their wedding day. And this looks set to continue in 2013 too.

Gone are the days where only the option of a rented tuxedo was open to our boys. They’ve taken up the fashion reins, determined to inject their own dose of style into their big day in a way that really reflects who they are.

Now this post isn’t focused on weighing up the merits of bought suits against rented ensembles and vice versa; that discussion is for another day. Instead it’s a showcase of sorts of the most popular Groom fashion trends for 2013.

It might be an opportunity to feast your eyes on some top totty too.

The Modern Day Tux

I love a man in a tux.

I tell you seeing a gorgeous man in a crisply cut tuxedo sends a shiver down my spine.

Every. Single. Time.

And clearly quite a few of you gorgeous lot feel the same as we’ve noticed a little bit of a resurgence of late in formally clad grooms.… View the full post.

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RMW Rates – TKMAXX

TKMAXX is proper retail marmite.

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Personally I LOVE it (marmite and the MAXX) and with a festival themed wedding to attend this Friday (and saturday… and Sunday) complete with bands, picnic and camping I decided I’d try and get hold of some new festival chic clobber to rock up in that wasn’t going to break the bank.

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Suits, nice shoes and fields generally don’t mix so I was after a suit alternative, something a little edgy perhaps, a cheap pair of shoes and a few accessories that I won’t feel too protective over if the heavens open and the picnic goes ‘swampy’.

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A trip to TKMAXX on saturday yielded the following bargain purchases…

Jacket – Allsaints | RRP £200.00 TKMAXX £50.00

Tousers – Ralph Lauren | RRP £175.00 TKMAXX £30.00

Shirt – Ganesh | RRP £60.00 TKMAXX £19.99

Tie – Altea | RRP £50.00 TKMAXX £7.99

Shoes – Red Tape | RRP £40.00 TKMAXX £24.99

I got the whole outfit for less than you could buy the trousers for at full price. BARGAIN.

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Here I am pouncing around RMW HQ sporting my new gear. Lauren somehow managed to keep the camera steady through the fits of laughter at my ‘catalogue’ poses… Well done Lolly.

So, what do you folks think of TKMAXX. I recommend it if you have a vague idea of what you want but not looking for something specific! And of course be prepared to rummage, dig, punch, kick, hit…*

Adam.

P.S My best buy I think was that herringbone tweed tie… I have been looking for “the one” for a while now and this was most certainly it.… View the full post.

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Well Groomed.

This afternoon I thought I would lay down a little masculinity.

As it’s fashion week on Rock My Wedding I have put together some style focussed inspiration boards for our grooms out there. At the heart of each look is fashion – I’m talking shirt, tie, suit, socks shoes and accessories – but I’m also rounding off the look, putting it into context with a few other manly wedding related things things like drinks, music, cars – that sort of thing. So mood boards for men… May I be so brave as to coin the phrase “Dude Boards?”

This post isn’t about me telling you to buy this or buy that. It’s about giving you a little inspiration. And if there are any grooms out there reading this it might just give you a few ideas of how you can place yourself within your chosen theme.

Oh and by the way – I got a little carried away so these may be some of the largest Dude boards in history – apologies for that.

The Golden Age

Think Rat Pack, sophistication and elegance… With just a hint of Roger Moore…

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This is a really classic look – I suppose you could call it vintage but it’s without the chintz or fussiness that can sometimes be associated with that label.… View the full post.

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Not Just A One Day Wonder.

This post was originally going to be about buying a suit for your wedding day and justifying spending a significant amount of money on it by the fact that you can wear it again and again.

And I guess this post is still about that, I’m going to show you some suits that would absolutely rock you down the aisle on W-day but then can also be worn in future – and not just for an occasion that traditionally would require a suit. I’m talking about dressing that suit down so that you can get maximum wear out of your investmestment at the maximum amount of events.

So what’s changed then? Well, I was originally going to look at a variety of brands and price points but then I stumbled across the fact that The Kooples are currently having a bit of an online sale.

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So, the essence of the post remains in tact, but because I know how the RMW community love a bargain I am going to focus on The Kooples to illustrate the concept of dressing up for your wedding and dressing down to get your money’s worth!

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So we have three suits here, all slim fitting and in colours that are consistently popular choices in the weddings that you see on these polka dotted pages of inspiration, and there is a reason for that – they look great!… View the full post.

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Not Just An Accessory.

The Rock My Wedding ethos is ‘Your Day Your Way’ and that goes for grooms as well as brides. We love it when grooms get involved in the organisation of W-day… Especially if that involvement extends beyond simply picking the band and playlist.

So grooms, you don’t want to be just an accessory on one of the biggest days of your life and one way to prevent this most heinous of W-day crimes is to accessorise yourself (see what I did there). Groom fashion has never been so diverse and today we’re going to look at a few of the ways grooms have been getting involved, tinkering with their look and personalising their appearance.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Socks can be really powerful and I don’t mean in the Stilton sense of the word. You can go loud and proud with your man hosiery (brosiery anyone?), safe in the knowledge that they will be safely covered 90% of the time by your trousers and footwear. A crazy pair of socks will remain pretty stealth, save for the odd ‘action flash’ as you make your way to the front of the church. You can choose if and when to reveal the power that lies beneath… The ‘shock sock’ is firm favourite with wedding photographers looking for a cheeky informal image.

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Wedding photographers have embraced the shock sock to such a level that some of are even writing about them… Check out Christian wards thoughts on his personal blog mainly about me.… View the full post.

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Get The Cool Shoe Shine.

If you read Charlotte’s post earlier in the week then you will be well aware (and let’s face it pretty damn jealous!) that we recently went to visit The Choo HQ in that London town.

I had done my homework so was aware that the big JC launched their first range of mens shoes for A/W 2011 and I was about to get a peek at the brand new collection.

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We were met in reception by two lovely Choo ladies and were promptly whipped away in two separate black cars (think ‘The Apprentice’ but with fantastic footwear rather than a furry faced shouty man).

Charlotte was taken to the Bridal Boutique and you can read all about here and I was taken to the flagship mens store at the Burlington Arcade.

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As I sat in the taxi nattering away with my lovely Choo lady about (yes you guessed it) shoes she mentioned that ever since she’d been overseeing the mens Jimmy Choo collection, shoes are the first thing she notices about a man. On the tube, walking around the town… Everywhere.… View the full post.

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Get Me To The Church On Time.

I love classic cars. I would drive one every day if it wasn’t for theses two reasons:

  • The little voice in my head that goes on about reliability, comfort and safety.
  • The little amount of money that I have in my bank account.

To be honest, it’s only really point 2 that is stopping me.

For your wedding you may well be considering the transport that you wish to arrive in, you also may be thinking about (for those of you with separate wedding and reception venues) how to get between your two chosen locations in style.

I went to a friends wedding a few summers back at a village church. The bride and groom hired a white convertible E type Jag to whisk themselves away from the church to the rural reception location some 15 or so miles away. I remember thinking that was a damn cool idea. Even after 3 or 4 false starts (turns out it’s quite easy to stall an old Jaguar) the now slightly-red-in-the-face groom still looked like a proper James Bond as they sailed off into the distance.

I bet that first journey as man and wife, roof down and engine roaring through the countryside, was a moment they will both remember forever.

Then last year of course we all watched Will and Kate make that Journey from Buckingham Palace in the Aston Martin Volante. I thought this was one of the nicest parts of the day – it felt impromptu and informal and they looked like they were properly having a bit of fun.… View the full post.

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Inspiration or Imitation? – The Great Fake Debate.

We are going ever so slightly off topic today, but I’d like to talk about an issue that affects us all in various different ways. This post is about inspiration and imitation… and more specifically the grey area when one seemingly becomes the other.

With all RMW discussion topics we want you to know that’s exactly what it is – a discussion, there are no right or wrong answers, you are free to disagree or agree with the points made in this post and answer yes or indeed a whole bunch of No’s to our questions, all we ask is that you join in – it’s the taking part that matters.

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We all rely on inspiration, from what clothes to wear, what colour to paint the fence to what we are going to have for dinner – it’s not about painstakingly recreating one single idea you’ve seen, it’s about taking in lots and lots of different ideas from all over the place and then using that knowledge, that research to create something new.

How many pop groups or bands are there around today who wouldn’t list The Beatles as an inspiration? But that doesn’t mean that every other song in the charts is called Hey Jude.

Sometimes spotting an imitation is easy, no more so than in the world of fake designer goods.

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It would be hard for the maker of bag A to stand up and announce that although they were inspired by the design created by the maker of bag B (bag B maker more commonly known as Louis Vuitton) it was in no way an imitation.View the full post.

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A Groom With A View.

This morning we are going to take a little bit of time to focus on Mr Groom. What’s he been wearing in 2011 and how are things going to shape up for him in 2012?

It is undeniable that the last few years have seen Mr Groom grow from a nervous looking chap who’s only weapon was a number for the nearest formal wear hire on speed dial, to a much more confident character who’s paying more attention to his look, learning the importance of accessorising and even appreciating how he ‘fits’ style-wise within the overall theme of a contemporary wedding.

Now, the comment about the local formal wear hire company may be a bit unfair and I appreciate that actually the majority of couples still choose to hire suits… The good news is that the game is changing here too. Mr Groom can now expect more choice, more style and more individuality from his local formal hire company. If it’s worth its salt, said hire company should be able to kit you out with the exact look you want to rock on W-day. Goodbye and good riddance to the days when your only option was the colour of your cravat.

I’m going to take you through four strong and individual looks for Mr Groom, some are well established and some are still emerging, but Mr Groom has been dabbling with them all, and the proof is contained within these very polka dotted pages…

Look 01: James Bond.

This look is very much on the way up methinks – you can go the whole hog with full tux, shiny black dicky bow and if you really want to stand out a good trick is to dress your groomsmen down a bit or put them in a lighter colour.… View the full post.

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