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Those who have been around grooms and their groomsmen know that the blokes get as big a charge out of donning their threads as brides and their attendants.
Whether it's morning suits or casual separates they put in the effort and have some relaxed fun along the way.
As always there are seasonal menswear trends although not as obviously so as for the bride and bridesmaids. One of these is the renewed interest in stylish morning suits since last year's royal wedding and that of All Black Dan Carter.
For the approaching summer season bridegrooms and their groomsmen can't go wrong in three-piece slimline suits. Contemporary trends favour one-button styles in particular, with two-button designs also high on the list. Most of these are double-vented, while trousers are flat-fronted and slim-legged.
They might be charcoal, black or grey with matching vests - the pinstripe trend has waned a little. Colour splashes are gleaned from the tie or by replacing a coloured vest with one that matches the suit. In fact, top suit-hire specialists have a range of vests in colours to match or tone with every women's fashion colour.
Dinner suits (single-button styles) are another popular option. Casual weddings continue to see the trend of two-piece suits being worn with open-neck shirts or relinquishing the jackets for vests. Shirts are only worn outside trousers if they are teamed with knee-length shorts in the ultimate bid for casual comfort.
Another trend is for the groom to have a different suit from his attendants, as a standout factor like the bride. He may have his made by a tailor while his attendants hire matching suits. Other aspects to consider.-
. Try replacing traditional ties with bow ties.
. Have the florist create imaginative buttonholes (worn on the left side and made to the same width or smaller than the lapel).
. Make sure shoes are gleaming!
TIP: To avoid the new haircut look, the groom and groomsmen should have their hair attended to at least a week before the wedding.