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8 Well-Tailored Looks for Modern Grooms

The groom can now share the spotlight with these fashion-forward looks.
By: 
Lara M. Burnap

All looks available at Friar Tux Shop, multiple locations throughout Southern California.

(Above) Caramel suit by Midnight Blue with a long black tie, white shirt, black-and-white patterned pocket square and light brown shoes. 

(Below) Dark blue suit by Ike Behar with a light gray velvet bow tie, white floral pocket square and light brown shoes. 

(Above) Dusty rose suit by Midnight Blue with a long burgundy tie, white shirt, white floral pocket square and black shoes. 

(Below) Royal navy velvet coat by Midnight Blue with black pants, double-breasted black vest, white polka-dot bow tie and pocket square, white shirt and black shoes. 

(Above) Black paisley coat by Midnight Blue with burgundy pants and vest, burgundy velvet bow tie, black shirt, burgundy pocket square and black shoes. 

(Below) Gold velvet coat by Midnight Blue with tan pants, white shirt, black bow tie and light brown shoes.

(Above) Dark green suit by Midnight Blue with a long gingham plaid tie and pocket square, white shirt and black shoes. 

(Below) Asphalt performance fabric suit by Michael Kors with a long dusty blue floral tie and pocket square, white shirt and light brown shoes. 

10 Styling Tips for Grooms

1. When wearing a two-button coat, only button the top button.
2. A boutonniere or lapel pin should always be high enough to cover the buttonhole on the lapel and positioned on the left side of the chest.
3. From one-quarter to one-half inch of the shirt’s cuff should show beyond the coat sleeve when hands are down by your sides.
4. Never wear both suspenders and a belt; wear one or the other.
5. The width of a tie should be similar to the width of your coat lapel.
6. A coat is too big if the buttoned coat, when pulled away from your torso, leaves a gap of more than 1 or 2 inches.
7. Dress pants look best and lay flattest when pulled up higher on the waist than where jeans would sit.
8. The current trend for pants’ length is no break or barely any break at the shoes.
9. A long tie should always be tied using the double Windsor knot to create an even and well-executed knot. Make sure the knot is flush with the neck, covering the top shirt button and not leaving a gap.
10. At your wedding, no man should be dressed more formally than the groom. Make sure that fathers and male guests are not more formally attired than the groom, and be certain the groom’s look is on point!

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