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Jul 19, 2018

Greenberg white dinner jacket

photo by Adrienne Page

You see and hear so much about fashions for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Mother of the Bride that it may seem that the groom is often overshadowed. Of course all eyes on him as well (people always look to see the look on his face when the bride is walking down the aisle ) and he is in all of the photos too!  There are many options for the men out there, these are just some that our grooms have sported over the years. Since we are considered a “coastal climate” and here in the South we like our formality and traditions when called for, we see white dinner jackets quite often. White dinner jackets came to be when gentlemen in warmer climates wanted an alternative to the heavy dark tuxedo jackets.

photo by Liz Banfield

“Evening Dress” is considered the most formal attire and only appropriate for evening weddings beginning at 6pm or later.

Kerr ties

photo by Liz Banfield

A dark gray suite with a coordinating tie is the perfect solution for those not wanting black tie. Get a custom tailored suit, though, as a nod to the formality of the occasion.

Kassen grey suits

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Lightweight grey suits are a great consideration for summer affairs outdoors or near the water.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

photo by Corbin Gurkin

You can’t go wrong with a  classic formal tuxedo, but customize with accessories. The wedding party above sporting coordinating Ralph Lauren loafers. And, Brackish Bowties have become a statement piece for Southern grooms.

photos by Liz Banfield

For weddings with a noteable color palette, our grooms have opted to gift ties to their wedding party in patterns or colors that match…

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photo by Liz Banfield

 “White Tie” affairs call for a strict dress code of a formal tuxedo (usually a waistcoat) with a white cotton bowtie.  There are very specific guidelines on “white tie”, so make sure to research those to make sure you hit all of the proper notes.  We like this guide.

sanjay attire

photo by Liz Banfield

Finally, For Sanjay Gupta’s Indian nuptials full traditional Hindu attire was adorned- he even rode in on a white horse (a white elephant wasn’t allowed at the venue!)

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 19, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

With awards season in full gear, we’re seeing many of Hollywood’s leading men dressing to the nines on the red carpet.  So, today we’re sharing the top tips on properly wearing a tuxedo.

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One of our favorite guides to dressing for black tie comes from a 2012 New York Times article.

Tip #1: Shoulder fit is crucial

Tip #2: Put on a bowtie and be sure to know how to tie your own knot

Tip #3: Take a good measurement of your neck

Tip #4: In a Standard two-button suit, the break should be at your belly button

Tip #5: Shirts feel better with a taper

Tip #6: The half inch rule on the cuff is a must

Tip #7: Pant legs should have a modest break on the toe

Tip #8: No cuff on tuxedo trousers

Tip #9: Avoid lots of detail on the shoes

Tip #10: A simple steel watch with black leather strap is best

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

There are of course ways to show a bit of individuality or make a statement. One can be with the shoes you pair with the ensemble, like the Ralph Lauren loafers this wedding party chose. Of course, the bow tie is a great opportunity to try something different, and pocket squares becoming the hottest accessory- we like these by Ramply & Co.

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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