5 basics for your man to consider when buying a wedding suit

Help your man find the suit of his dreams for your big day.

When it comes to weddings, the bride-to-be often gets all the attention when it comes to what derss she will decide to wear. But, there' s just as much to navigate for the grooms, too. 

Finding the perfectly fitting suit can be a task, with quite a lot of things to take into account - from fabric to shape. Dean Handspiker, Vice President of Design at INDOCHINO (bespoke suit tailors), shares the five basics to consider that will ensure a perfectly tailored suit.

Fit

"Whether made to meaure or off the rack, the importance of the fit cannot be overstated. Ensure the suit is sitting flat across the shoulders, that a quarter inch of shirt sleeve is left exposed, that the pants are not folding atop the shoe is the mark of a great suit - not how much you pay for it. Take the time to have your fit adjusted and you’ll look and feel more confident."

Shape 

"Tall, lean guys look best (and on trend) in a double-breasted suit with peak lapels. Shorter, stockier guys will benefit from a two-button silhouette and notch lapels to lengthen. Muscular guys should opt for unstructured suits with less shoulder padding. Everyone looks better in a trimmer silhouette, but it’s not a wet-suit. Mind the urge to taper to the point of discomfort."

Cloth

"Since wool is durable and breathable, choosing natural fibres is best. Wool blends with a touch of cashmere add softness, linen adds lightness, stretch will add ease. Like the thread count measure of sheets, the ‘Super' number speaks to the fineness of the weave. A Super 130 and up is considered a luxury suit and will offer a beautiful drape for a special occasion but a Super 100 will yield a more durable suit. Choose accordingly."

Colour 

"If you are investing in your first suit, best to err on the side of caution with a dark grey or navy to ensure you’re covered for any event. The second or third suit should be a little more daring. We love the new indigo blues, pale greys and heathered tans. Bolder still are windowpanes with the season's orange or lime green on blue or the return of the bolder chalk-stripes."

Details

"Splurge on the little things like functioning sleeve buttons and pick stitching that are typically the mark of an expensive suit but increasingly available at all price points. Add a monogram inside with a fun message or the date of the event your suit was purchased for. If available, invest in the vest. You’ll be able to wear it with your suit, with other contrasting suits, or with jeans for a more casual look."

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