With so many options to consider when it comes to your wedding suit, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Grooms should take into consideration colour, style, fit and fabric when shopping for their suit. For a winter wedding, you should choose a design that will keep you warm and comfortable throughout the day, so think about your fabric options.
Rustic, country weddings pave the way for heavier fabrics that are well-made to withstand the cold. Flannel and tweed suits will tie in nicely with the bucolic scenery, and both fabrics are on trend for 2022, offering a minimalist, effortless look. They are also a more traditional fabric option for colder weather. Herringbone is also a popular option as it’s not only durable, but the style and structure provide a slimming fit.
“Highland wear is a bold choice but the burst of colour that comes from a tartan is one that people won’t forget,” says Ashley Hill, marketing assistant at Slater Menswear. “Tartans are also great for adding that personal touch when wearing a clan tartan.”
Consider a tailored fit when shopping for your suit. Sitting between a regular and slim fit, this sleek style is popular among grooms. While not as roomy as a regular fit, this suit style provides clean lines and a stylish, smart aesthetic when paired with tapered trousers.
Ashley adds: “While a black-tie suit is a classic that works all year round, it seems to fit a winter wedding particularly well. It is a more elegant choice, especially with a dark, winter night as a backdrop.”
When deciding on a colour, earthy tones are the way to go. These types of colours are rising in popularity and are set to be a big trend for 2022 weddings. Look to rich burgundies and dark earthy greens for a bold look.
“Burgundy is a tried and tested colour but if you are looking to go a bit more subtle, then navy is perfect. Both themes allow bridesmaids and flowers to tie in effortlessly.”
Dark hues and winter-weight fabrics are a groom’s go-to look for the season. Of course, make sure you consider your wedding’s theme and colour palette to ensure your suit complements the setting.
How to shop for your groom's winter suit in 2022 features in the winter edition of A Kentish Ceremony, available now.
Posted on 20th December 2021 by Leigh Dodd