Category Archives: Groom Fashion
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.
TKMAXX is proper retail marmite.
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.
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’.
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.
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…*
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.