Guys want to look good, be comfortable, and show their personal style. Brides, for your upcoming Las Vegas weddings, make sure your groom has room to choose what he wants to wear. Yes, this extends beyond the cut of the suit, the vest color, and the folded pocket square.
Grooms, this is your wedding day too. Take control of how you’ll look and put effort into a wedding-worthy style that still lets you be who you are. To look your best at your wedding, read these tips to customize a man’s wedding look to match his personal taste.
Tie the Knot: Guys, choose a tie that matches your style and complements your wedding colors.
- Consider if you would prefer a classic long necktie, a casual skinny tie, a black-tie bowtie, or a simple slim bowtie.
- Then think about the material. Shining satin or smooth silk exudes a formal look while cotton, wool, hopsack, or grosgrain gives a casual appearance.
- Lastly, choose how you’d like to knot your tie. Reference Men’s Wearhouse “Style Advice: Guide to Different Tie Knots” for neckties, and read GQ’s “How to Pull Off a Bow Tie” for more information on bowties, from men, to men.
Cuff ‘Em: Wear cufflinks near the wrists to give your shirt’s sleeves a personal, polished look.
- Try traditional silver, gold, pearl, or black onyx cufflinks to coordinate with a formal tone. Rent traditional cufflinks with your tux from these Las Vegas tuxedo stores: Jerry’s Tux Shop, Men’s Wearhouse, or Tuxedo Junction.
- If you don’t like standard cufflinks, then bring more personality to your formalwear by purchasing custom cufflinks. These can reflect a favorite hobby, add a hint of an accent color, pay homage to your occupation, recognize your nationality, or display a design that catches your interest.
- Peruse custom classic styles and decorative accents at trusted groom specialists’ Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. For more quirky custom looks, try men’s favorite Cufflinks.com.
Below the Belt: Give your appearance a polished look with a solid belt. You’ll keep pants in place, and show your style.
- For a casual look, consider braided belts, Moc Croc, or thin leather styles from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.
- For a more formal appearance, try tuxedo-appropriate styles from Men’s Wearhouse, Tuxedo Junction, or Jerry’s Tux Shop.
- Remember to complement the style and tone of your tuxedo with the belt’s buckle and its band.
Shine your Shoes: Coordinate your shoes with your outfit’s color, style, and tone.
- Discover what shoes would work best for your tuxedo’s color and style. For example, if you’re wearing a white tuxedo, wear white dress shoes.
- Most of all, match your shoes to the formality of your event.
- At a black-tie event, select black Florsheims, patent leather, or other appropriate formal shoe styles.
- For a beach-style wedding, stick to Sperry’s and Dockers styles.
- If you want an indie edge, try camel-colored wingtips.
- To achieve a casual or hip look, experiment with modern tennies, like colorful Chuck Taylors, slip-on Vans, or Nike Dunks.
- As you choose your shoes, decide if you prefer lace-up or slip-on shoes. Remember comfort as well as style. If possible, try on your shoes with your rented tuxedo in advance to see the entire appearance.
Las Vegas grooms, this is your wedding day too. Own it with your style for your tuxedo and your accessories. Be who you are. Like how you look. Stand proud at the altar. Then don’t be shy when you go in for the first kiss.
Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2011
Photographs: first image by Lorenz Crespo of LorenzFoto Weddings, second image by Allyson Siwajian of Bridal Spectacular