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Guys, let's face it – when it comes to weddings, it's all about her. From the multiple functions to the jewellery, we've got little say. And then, of course, there's the shadi ka jora for the girl and the suit for the guy – perhaps the only thing anyone cares about. So what's in it for us? In short, not much unless you select your suit wisely and squeeze it for all it's worth. Lucky for you, we know just how to do that.
Quit The Corporate Culture
You should look like you're getting married, not giving a presentation. Suiting up in something new rather than a boardroom leftover is a first step, but it's far from the only thing that will keep you out of the office. Go black, three piece, and shell out somewhat more than you may be used to – it'll pay off.
Something With The Fit
You may be tempted to break out the bells and whistles. This day, after all, is only supposed to come around once. But despite your best instincts, your energy and hard earned money is better spent on tailoring. An inexpensive but impeccably cut suit will look like a million bucks. The same can't be said for a pricey, ill-fitting one.
Form Follows Fabric
A tailor's nip and tuck can only go so far. Without a fine fabric to lay the foundation, it's tough to construct a winning wedding suit. A slouchy, shapeless blend will leave you looking, well, slouchy and shapeless. Weighty wool, on the other hand, will do just the opposite.
How To Wear Your Wedding Suit Post-Wedding
Funny thing is, with all the fabrics and fits, picking your suit often takes longer than the time you'll actually spend wearing it. But, as promised, there are a few things you can do to maximise mileage. Here are some ways to make sure the suit you choose can be worn well after your wedding day is over:
• Ditch The Waistcoat
Sure, it's the easiest way to switch up a three piece, and you'll gain a new weekday work suit in the process. Pair it with a red, purple or blue knit tie. The knit will lighten up the mood, but it's really the colour that counts. Remember: The suit is already of a darker shade, and you don't want to look like you're going to a wedding again.
• Add The Waistcoat
While your workweek may be saturated with suits, and your weekends with jeans and tee, throw on the vest with slim-cut, dark denim, a solid white V-neck and sleek black sneakers. Just make sure to keep the vest open and the shirt fitted but not skin tight. Otherwise, you'll come off like you're trying too hard.
• Rig The Jacket
Take the jacket and use it as a blazer. But take note: The jacket should be trim and tailored enough to survive on its own. It's a rule that will help you find the right fit for your wedding suit and one that lends itself nicely to the tailored cut of blue jeans and a spread-collar button down long after the big day is over. For those extra special nights out, feel free to slip on that vest with a classic black skinny tie and a pair of patent leather lace-ups.
• Fly The Trousers Solo
Using the trousers with your regular run-of-the-mill button down for business-casual climes is fine. But you could really stretch your investment by pairing the pants with a crisp, un-tucked polo and some cool kicks in suede.
In the end, all eyes will definitely be on her dress. But there's no harm in stealing a few glances for yourself on that day and those blissful years beyond.