Embrace autumnal and winter tones with your suit. If you want something really striking, go for a deep wine, burgundy or forest green.
Menswear buyer Declyn Cooper of Slater Menswear in Canterbury says: “Suits in dark green, navy and brown are the most popular colour choices for winter weddings. Harris Tweed jackets and waistcoats have been particularly popular this season as they can be matched with a nice pair of well-fitted chinos for a more casual look.
"Consider the colour theme for the wedding and make sure you pick a colour those co-ordinates with the bridesmaids’ dresses to ensure a fantastic picture for the album.”
Tweed and check suits are classic and effortless choices for winter weddings, not just to keep you warm but to make you stand out from your groomsmen. If you want a nod towards Scottish heritage, add tartan, either subtly with a plaid tie or embrace the full look with a kilt or plaid trousers. Or why not incorporate paisley or floral patterns into your outfit?
Designer Kash Malik of Mochee in Maidstone says: “For a winter wedding, floral and leafy patterns work well against a crisp, wintry backdrop. Our classic paisley designs have been very well received by our customers, along with our leaf print pieces. These patterns look splendid all year round but stand out during the winter seasons.
"Our velvet pieces are very popular for winter weddings, allowing the groom to dazzle on the big day without having to pay much attention to the effects of blustering winter weather. Once everyone moves indoors, grooms can discard their jackets to reveal a matching waistcoat, ensuring they are still the best dressed gentleman present.”
Invest in a three-piece suit as the extra layers will keep you warm without compromising your overall look. If you already have a suit that you are planning to wear, adding a matching waistcoat is effective without breaking the bank.
Declyn Cooper of Slater Menswear says: “For a winter wedding, you cannot overlook a well-fitted suit made with heavier fabric, such as tweed, to keep you warm. Always make sure that the suit is well tailored. Keep an eye out for a good suit that can be co-ordinated with fashionable touches such as a double-breasted waistcoat accessorised with a pocket watch.”
A buttonhole can add a winter touch to your look and is especially effective against a neutral coloured suit. Why not add a cluster of autumn leaves, a tiny pine cone, wild berries, or even a sprig of holly to your buttonhole?
Posted on 18th December 2019 by Megan Goodwin