Grooms: Accessories

From a classic tie to a suave pair of shades, mixing suit staples with expressive extras will have your man feeling more customized than categorised. These useful tips will help your groom pull an outfit together that’s entirely his own.

  • Story by Photo Emily Adamson

From a classic tie to a suave pair of shades, mixing suit staples with expressive extras will have your man feeling more customized than categorised. These useful tips will help your groom pull an outfit together that’s entirely his own.

Tie
- The first thing most people notice is a tie, so it should work with – not against – your overall attire.
-While styles extend to skinny and knitted, the long necktie is the most popular for grooms.
-Whether you opt for black, white, colour or pattern, a bow tie adds the final touch to a classic tux or elegant suit. If it’s not practical to consider a tie-yourself option, opt for a clip-on.
-Resembling a neckcloth, a cravat drapes around the neck and adds a modern finish to both single- or double- breasted suits.
-If your celebration is casual, such as beachside vows, he may choose to ditch the tie altogether.

Cufflinks
- Use cufflinks to add a pop of colour to his ensemble, or bring out the distinguished gentleman in him with a quirky design. Immortalise your union by engraving a solid metal pair with your wedding date, or your initials.

Other extras
- Make sure his shoes are appropriate for the location and tone, whether it’s black tie or beach casual – and that he polishes them well before he walks down the aisle.
- A top hat is traditionally worn at a formal event with a black tailcoat while a fedora works well in a relaxed setting.
- Sunglasses are a must when the sun is bright, but remind him to remove them for the ceremony and photos.
- A watch not only looks good, but is practical as you’ll be sticking to a general itinerary on the day.


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