WEDDING GUIDE

Grooms all across the globe are taking their weddings more and more seriously. While a man never wants to outdo his bride, he can obtain the right look to reflect his personality and style on such a joyous occasion.

Here at J. Mikael Tailored Collection, we take the vision for your groom’s wedding ensemble just as seriously as you do. We recognize all of the responsibilities that come with planning for the big day. The groom’s attire is just one extra thing on everyone’s plate. Cloths, style options, linings, and other details can be somewhat overwhelming. Let us help you take the time to think about what kind of look you want to achieve on your special day.

Semi-Formal – Black Tie (Tuxedo)

Conventional – Wedding Suit (Single or Double-Breasted)

SEMI-FORMAL

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The semi-formal tuxedo is referred to as “black tie”. Worn in the evening after 6 p.m., black tie is the most popular choice for evening formal wear at a wedding. Typically, black or midnight blue (other fanciful colors for smoking jackets), black tie is usually worn with a white shirt and a black silk bow tie. We strongly recommend that the satin accents of the tuxedo be made of either high-quality satin or all silk (preferably grosgrain or barathea silk). Silk accents are typically found on the lapels, bow tie, slits of pockets, and on the buttons.

The two most common single-breasted tuxedo styles we see are either (1) a peaked lapel, or (2) a shawl collar. However, the double-breasted look is peaking its way back into style (worn in this photo).

If opting to wear a vest, go for a single-breasted tuxedo with peaked lapels. However, a vest is not mandatory.

Do not wear a belt. We can build in side clamps for a cleaner finish while still keeping the pants fastened to the waist. Flap pockets and notch lapels are not recommended. A cotton or silk pocket square is usually worn in the breast pocket on the left chest.

CONVENTIONAL

The wedding suit is a traditional business-appropriate ensemble of matching jacket and trousers. This wedding day attire is gaining more popularity. If you’re looking to get a garment that can be worn again and again throughout the years, the wedding suit is the most versatile option for groom clothing.

The jacket style can be single-breasted with two buttons or a double-breasted. Lapels should be at least 2.5 inches wide or wider, as super skinny lapels look trendy and inexpensive. A standard tie or bowtie is simply a matter of preference.

A three-piece suit is also a dashing option and can be made more formal by adding a mismatched waistcoat. Blue and grey are the perennial choices for a classic wedding suit. If the wedding time is between 4 and 6 o’clock, darker shades of blue or grey are appropriate.

When it comes to ties, the options are endless. Just remember, we never want to outdo the bride. Pocket squares are a very creative and effortless way to add a splash of color and stylish finish to your suit. We recommend a contrasting color for your pocket square instead of the same pattern that matches the tie.

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