Grooms (and groomsmen!) will scrub up nicely with these latest suit accessories which are bang on-trend for 2017.
MIXING THINGS UP
Gone are the days of the plain old suit and tie combo – well, for some. Grooms are going bolder and mixing things up with on-trend accessories for a little extra sophistication, and we’re loving the look. Glammed-up lapel pins are a popular statement item, while braces are really making a come-back. To really stand out, swap the traditional lapel flower for a metallic lapel pin version from Tony Barlow. Stylish and practical, these babies aren’t likely to wilt in the summer sunshine. tonybarlowbrisbane.com.au
Blue suits are a hot trend for grooms, and the look is set to remain a firm favourite for 2017. Now a bit of a modern go-to, blue suits are not only photogenic but they’re also the perfect balance between class and fun. Looking for something beachy and casual? Pastel blues are your friend. Want something a little more refined? Navy’s your best bet. The taste makers at Elio Moda recommend teaming with a crisp white shirt, slip-on loafers and a tie with personality for a sharp look. eliomoda.com.au
BREAK OUT THE TWEEDS
When it comes to gentlemanly style, it’s hard not to instantly think of Britain – the James Bond franchise probably has something to do with it. Grooms are going for the English-gent look at the moment, breaking out the tweeds and rocking plaid. Three piece tweed suits with white shirts and contrasting black bow ties are big right now, but for something a little more summer-friendly, navy suits with tan belts, button-up shirts and herringbone ties are a great choice. buckle.com.au
HIP TO BE SQUARE
Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Don Draper – yes, we know that last one’s fictional – are all fans of a pocket square, and it’s easy to see why. Maximum style for quite minimum effort, this suave accessory instantly adds a touch of gentlemanly finesse that grooms are loving right now. London-based company Rampley & Co has worked with art institutions from around the world, including the Tate, the V&A and the British Museum, to create some truly stunning pocket squares. Check out their Birds of America Collection for perfect groom style. rampleyandco.com
So he’s got the pocket square, but is not exactly sure how to wear it? Point your groom in the right direction with The Pocket Square, the ultimate guide to the quintessential men’s accessory. Available online from Men’s Gift Store, it’ll walk him through the art of the pocket square step-by-step. mensgiftstore.com.au
FOR THE QUIRKY GENT
Trends come and go, but looking stylish never goes out of fashion. Jazz up his suit for the special day with a touch of old-school style and unique charm with Wood& Beau. Handmade on the Gold Coast, the brand’s selection of wooden bow ties feature quirky designs and intricate patterns from anchors to the London skyline. woodandbeau.com.au
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