FAQs and expert advice about men's formal wear

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourberksbucksoxon.wedding


Suited and booted

Suited and booted

Q. My groom-to-be wants something a bit different and super-stylish for our wedding. Where should he shop?

A. Dean Anderson says: Whether it's a James Bond-inspired tuxedo or stylish three-piece suit, grooms want to feel comfortable and confident on their wedding day. That goes for the fathers and groomsmen, too. They can all wear versions of the same suit to keep everyone in unison, but with slight variations to show their personal style.

You'd be surprised with how much versatility you can get out of one durable suit and with 67 different fabric combinations to choose from, you're spoilt for choice. When temperatures soar, remain cool and composed at a summer wedding in a lightweight tailored suit – you can buy a summer-weight suit even in winter!

It's important to look smart even when you remove your jacket so choose beautiful accompaniments such as matching waistcoats, fitted shirts with embroidered cuffs or even a bespoke jacket lining to complement the colour theme. Every garment can be personalised with a date and initials for that extra-special touch.

Here at Saint Crispin Bespoke Menswear, we make sure your high-quality suit fits impeccably while being 100 per cent individual for the biggest day of your life.

Dean Anderson, Saint Crispin Bepsoke Menswear


Suited and booted

Suited and booted

Q. We are two grooms-to-be planning a same-sex ceremony next summer and would like to invest in tailor-made suits that aren't the same but complement one another - can you give us some much-needed inspiration?

A. Graeme Healy says: The most important thing is for you both to feel comfortable and confident - a gentleman always looks his most stylish when he's not thinking about what he's wearing.

That effortless style is something we all strive for, especially on the biggest day of our lives!

I suggest for you both to agree on an overall aesthetic and level of formality to adhere to so for example, pick dinner suits or the ever-popular English rural tweed look and once that has been decided, focus on the two of you as individuals.

A properly tailored suit should be an extension of yourselves as well as a signature of the tailor.

Find a reputable tailoring house whose cutting style you both like and trust them to take your traits into account - bespoke is all about flattering each client. Aim for timelessness, elegance and sharpness, and you can't fail!

Graeme Healy, Healy and Son

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