When it comes to wedding day glam, it can be easy to overlook the guys but grooms want to glam up as much as the girls so I wanted to dedicate a special feature to them, somewhere we could talk about guy style and all things gorgeous for the groom.
For the Groom looking for something a little more stylish (and longer lasting) than a traditional buttonhole, check out my feather version. Fun and with a touch of vintage, these can be created in a range of colours, styles and local feathers, adding a style twist to a traditional outfit or accentuating a hipster look and feel for the free-spirited groom.
Forget marrying the love of his life, these are the shoes of his life, trust me. Undandy create bespoke beautiful handcrafted shoes that you design yourself and then have handcrafted in a third-generation workshop in the heart of Portugal. Passed down from generation to generation, most of the Undandy cobblers have been weaving soul into their soles for the past 40 years and their craftsmanship, passion and perfection are clear to see. Not only that, but if you don’t like them (you will) they offer free returns. How easy is that chaps? Guaranteed style for walking down the aisle.
For that old school sense of traditional glamour, English Gentleman is the final word in wedding wow factor. Think braces, bow ties and perfectly designed pocket squares. And if that doesn’t take your fancy, there is a bespoke service too. The general message of this brilliant (and quintessentially British) brand is don’t settle for an average tie. And I couldn’t agree more! High quality and handcrafted are the orders of the day and with such an unrivalled range of male accessories all created by hand in the UK, it’s the perfect place to start perusing for everything you need for glam groomswear, from your feathers (Holly Young feather lapels of course) to your feet (guys, don’t forget you need stylish socks for the big day too!)
Suits You Sir
Sir Plus is a male tailoring brand based in the stylish Portobello Road in London, creating clothing from the stylish surplus and sustainable fabrics from the textile industry. With the majority of garments made in the UK, they partner with industry-leading factories and mills to make sure the materials are tip-top. Knitwear is made from 100% British wool, waistcoats are cut from Italian wool and dressing gowns and boxers are created from incredible Liberty print cotton. Sounds cool, right? Whether it’s a wedding waistcoat, some formal trousers or simply a premium Italian silk pocket square, Sir Plus has guy style sewn up, that’s for sure.
Brows and Beards
Don’t forget when it comes to the big day look, grooms need to book some actual time for grooming itself! Local Brow Bar, No 3 in Truro have a Men’s Quarter where men can enjoy beard shaping, men’s “rustic” brows, male waxing and even a male manicure with a Jack Daniels on the rocks, now there’s a way to start the celebrations.
It’s so great to see more and more style options available for dressing the modern day man to be as dashing as can be. The day of hiring a pack of gold swirly embroidered matching waistcoats for the men attending the wedding is hopefully a thing of the past as we take a step back to old school style and what it means to truly be timeless and stylish, so that the guys can enjoy planning and prep as much as the girls, injecting a bit of Astaire style into their appearance.
Real Wedding Photography Daniel Kingdom Gradwell
Undandy (Shoes) https://www.undandy.com/uk/
Sir Plus (Clothing) https://sirplus.co.uk
English Gentleman (Accessories) https://www.english-gentleman.com
No 3 Lash and Brow Bar (mens Quarter) http://www.no3lashandbrowbar.com/treatments/mens-quarter/
Feather Boutonniere pins https://www.hollyyoung.co.uk/Shop/Gents